Spaghetti



What the word means:
The word spaghetti literally means “small strings”
Where it originated:

There is controversy about whether the Chinese or the Italians invented it.
What is it:

Spaghetti is pasta made of small strings of dough noodles. You can cover it with different sauces.


This food is so famous, it has its own month. National spaghetti month is October.
Th
e first person to open a pasta factory in the U.S. was Antoine Zerega. He sun-dried his pasta on racks outside.
The average Italian person eats 50 pounds of pasta each year. The average American eats 15 ½ pounds of pasta every year.
The most popular shapes of pasta in the U.S.A. are spaghetti noodles, elbows, rotelle, lasagna, and penne.






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