National Empanada Day
Facts on Empanadas
- An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in South Europe, Latin America, and parts of Southeast Asia.
- The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread.
- The empanada is prepared similar to a pie that is cut in pieces, making it a portable and hearty meal for working people.
- Empanada stuffing, can consists of a variety of meat, cheese, vegetables or fruits.
- Empanadas are can be eaten any time of the day and are served at parties as starters.
National Spaghetti Day
Facts on Spaghetti
- There are at least 1.3 million pounds of spaghetti were sold in American grocery stores annually.
- A boiled noodle was first referenced in the Jerusalem Talmud. That suggests that the Arabs first invented the dish.
- Dried noodles purchased from a vendor, goes back to the 5th century.
- Pasta or dried noodles are associated with the Italians. They have revolutionized the dish and invented a wide variety of pasta shapes.
- Spaghetti is traditionally served with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese, however, meat, garlic, oil, and pepper for extra flavor.