Today is National Pasta Day

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October is National Pasta Month, and October 17 recognizes National Pasta Day.

Pasta is a type of noodle in traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily and first attested in English in 1874. Typically, it is made from unleavened dough of durum wheat flour that is mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or various shapes.

The versatility of pasta lends it to sweet and savory dishes.  It can be featured as the main dish, a light, fresh side or even the anticipated rich finish as the dessert.

Fresh pasta was originally produced by hand but, today, many varieties of fresh pasta are commercially produced by large-scale machines and the products are widely available in supermarkets.

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