October 6 – National Noodle Day

National Noodle Day

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Food Facts on Noodles

  • A type of staple food made from some type of unleavened dough, which is rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes.
  • While long, thin strips may be the most common, many varieties of noodles are cut into waves, helices, tubes, strings, or shells, folded over, or cut into other shapes.
  • Noodles are usually cooked in boiling water, sometimes with cooking oil or salt.
  • Noodles are often served with an accompanying sauce or in a soup.
  • In American English usage, the word “noodle” is an inclusive term that denotes flour paste products in various shapes.

National Tortellini Day – February 13

National Tortellini Day

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Facts on Tortellini

  • Tortellini is ring-shaped pasta dumplings sometimes also described as naval shaped pasta. 
  • Tortellini originated in Italy and can now commonly found all around the world.
  • Tortellini is stuffed with a mix of meat or cheese. 
  • Fresh packed tortellini usually have 7 weeks of shelf life.
  • Tortellini is usually served in a chicken or beef broth or with a sauce.

 

 

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day – February 7

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

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Facts on Fettuccine Alfredo 

  • Fettuccine Alfredo is a delicious pasta dish made with fettuccine (a flat ribbon-cut noodle) tossed with butter, cream, and melted Parmesan cheese.
  • Fettuccine pasta shapes are best suited to thick cream sauces,  while short or hollow shapes work best with chunky tomato-based sauces.
  • Fettuccine  is one of the top ten misspelled words. 
  • Fettuccine Alfredo,  didn’t take off in Italy as it did in the United States.
  • In 1914, Alfredo di Lelio created this dish to help his wives upset stomach due to pregnancy.