October 17 – National Pasta Day

National Pasta Day

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Food Facts on Pasta
  • Pasta is one of the world’s most favourite foods!  Spaghetti, lasagna, rotini, tortellini – there are over 600 known pasta shapes.
  • Pasta became a common North American food in the late 19th century with the surge in Italian immigration.
  • The first commercial pasta plant in the United States was founded in 1848 in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Fresh pasta (pasta fresca) is not necessarily better than dried pasta (pasta secce).  It just that it’s made differently and it tastes different.  Dry pastas are made with just wheat and water.  Fresh pastas add egg to the dough
  • Did you know that a typical Italian person eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year? In comparison, Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year!

October 4 – National Vodka Day

National Vodka Day 

mocktail & Shaker

Facts on Vodka 

One could go on about Vodka for ever, but will spare you with the highlights and share my favorite Vodka drink. It is served chilled, served up, with a dash a Peppadew® juice, and a Red Peppadew® Pepper. Cheers to the PeppaTini!

October 2 – National Scallops Day

National Scallops Day

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Food Facts on Scallops 

  • Scallops are typically two to five inches in size and can swim by rapidly opening and closing their shells.
  • The muscle used for this activity is the only part of the animal that we eat.
  • Scallops are a highly prized seafood delicacy, known for their delectable taste and the variety of ways in which they can be prepared.
  • Scallops are found in all of the world’s oceans.
  • Scallops that are without any additives are called “dry packed”, scallops that are treated with sodium tripolyphosphate are called “wet packed”.