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Italy and Pasta

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Did you know that Italians are probably the world’s most prominent pasta eaters? Many of today’s pasta recipes, such as spaghetti and lasagna, were originally developed in Italy.

Did you know that Italian lasagna looks different from American? In the U.S., we tend to use lasagna noodles with ripples in the end. Whereas in Italy, lasagna noodles are usually un-rippled.

Did you know that the two main ingredients — tomatoes and pasta — of much of Italian cuisine are not native to Italy? Noodles were imported from Asia and tomatoes from the New World. But, they embraced those ingredients and made them their own.
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