Fun Fact Friday:Pasta

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March 22, 2013 by Diniquette

* Pasta is one of America’s favorite foods. Last year, 1.3 million pounds of pasta were sold in American grocery stores. If lined up, 1.3 million pounds 16oz spaghetti packages, could circle the Earth’s equator almost nine times.

* Noodles got their start in China, not Italy

*Pasta made its way to the New World through the English, who found it while traveling through Italy. The English made pasta by cooking it for about a half an hour and then smothering it with cream sauce and cheese……thus the beginning of Macaroni and Cheese.

*America’s first large pasta factory was built in Brooklyn in 1848 by a Frenchman who would spread out his spaghetti strands on the roof to dry in the sunshine.

Happy Friday Everyone!

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