More About World Pasta Day 🍝

A common misconception about pasta is that Marco Polo brought it to Italy from China during the 13th century. However, pasta is now believed to have existed a long time in central Asia before Marco Polo traveled there and pasta was already established in many parts of Europe by then. Many scholars believe that nomadic Arabs helped to spread pasta throughout Europe. After all, making dried pasta out of durum wheat is a great way to preserve the wheat because it lasts almost indefinitely. This also makes it convenient to store and transport. This would have made it easy to transport on trade routes. Early Spanish settlers brought pasta to the Americas as early as the 15th century. During a stay in Paris in the 18th century, Thomas Jefferson discovered macaroni and brought it back to the United States. Italian immigrants also brought pasta to the U.S during the 19th century. Today, we know get to appreciate a variety of different kinds of pasta from all over the world.

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October 25, 2022

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