Tasty Travels: Pasta, Italy

Long, soft tendrils of wheat that are often covered with a delicious sauce. Anybody who has been in contact with Italian food will know of the delicious taste and charm of zesty Italian meals. Nothing is more iconic to this country than pasta, a plate of noodles slathered in a variety of sauces (like red and white). Wanna learn more about this well-known European noodle dish? Let’s look into some facts.
They’re both made out of the simple mix of wheat and eggs or just simply water. This mix creates a dough (or paste, hence the name “pasta”) that if kneaded then stretched into thin strings. But pasta doesn’t just come in noodle form. Some can come in ribbon shapes, pockets filled with sauce and meat, flat strips, and many more. Its many shapes and forms give this dish so much variety. Despite being originally Italian, it’s no surprise that many countries across the world have their own local twists to this iconic food invention.
But where DID pasta come from, you ask? While not necessarily the complete truth, there is one well-recognized theory as to the birth of this European food item. You may know this story already, but the western noodle dish was based on the recipe for Asian noodles. It is commonly thought that it was brought from China by Marco Polo during the 13th century back to his homeland of Italy. Wherever it may have originated, so many people have expressed their love for this dish.