October 17, 2010
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pas·taOctober 17 is National Pasta Day!
Part of Speech: n
Definition: any of various flour-and-egg food preparations of Italian origin, made of thin, unleavened dough and produced in a variety of forms, usually served with a sauce and sometimes stuffed
Etymology: 1874, from Italian pasta, from late Latin pasta "dough, pastry cake, paste," from Greek pasta "barley porridge," probably originally "a salted mess of food," from neut. pl. of pastos (adj.) "sprinkled, salted," from passein "to sprinkle" (source)
With over 600 shapes of pasta in existence, celebrating this most wonderful food holiday is quite simple -- just use your noodle! Choose a shape, choose a sauce...and
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