0 Happy National Pasta Day!

National Pasta Day, October 17
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Part of Speech: n 
Pronunciation: pah-stuh
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)
October 17 is National Pasta Day!
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 pesto presto!

Buon Appetito!

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