5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pasta

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October is Pasta Month. What better time to educate you about the wonders of this simple yet delicious dish.

1. Pasta is old. Really old.

In Greek mythology, it is believed that the god Hephaestus invented a device that made strings of dough. There are also carvings on the Etruscan tombs showing the tools to make pasta that date back to 400 B.C. Talk about standing the test of time.

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2. Pasta life hacks.

Having trouble lighting a candle? Use a dry spaghetti noodle. Need to cover a cake without ruining the frosting? Stick dry noodles upright in the cake and wrap plastic around the tips. Pasta is like MacGyver, wouldn’t you agree?

3. Pasta shapes are like snowflakes.

You have 60 seconds to name every type of pasta you know.

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Time’s up! Did you get all 600 different shapes? According to the International Pasta Organization, there are over 600 different types of pasta.

4. Our forefathers had good taste.

Pasta was introduced to the United States by our third president, Thomas Jefferson. He also authored the Declaration of Independence, something you may have heard of.

5. Pasta is at our roots.

Allow us to get sappy for a moment. The history of Bravo Cucina Italiana can’t be told without including this Italian staple. We want to share that history with you as we celebrate Pasta Month.

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