It's National Pasta Day

It's National Pasta Day

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Tuesday, October 17, is National Pasta Day. There are more than 600 types of pasta.

Pasta noodles are made from dough consisting of water, flour, and other spices and ingredients depending on the chef.

Pasta has a long history and if you can believe it, did not originate in Italy. Historical records show Europeans cooking pasta before Marco Polo began his travels.

Records also show Arab cultures were selling dried spaghetti type noodles in the early 1200's. But it looks like the Chinese were the first to make pasta, cooking pasta noodles as far back as 5,000 B.C.

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