National Pasta Day: It’s Worldwide!
Quote for Today: Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat. Giada De Laurentiis
Today is National Pasta Day a time to enjoy basically flour and water! I could go into many different arenas of how pasta is available anywhere from high to low end, but I will not. My first real impression of how powerful pasta is was when my childhood friend’s father twirled pasta around a spoon. It seemed no matter how hard someone tried to teach me at the age of six I just couldn’t do it. Many years later I had the privilege of eating a Spinach Lasagna that left me speechless and being older and wiser if not hungrier ate it every chance I got. The restaurant was named San Gennaro and has since closed. To this day I still miss that wonderful dish that I would wait hours for.
Today however I realize that every culture in the world has their own version of pasta. My only problem is I have to eat it out. I have never grasped the art of making homemade pasta using a recipe from Italy or anywhere else. Pasta is a beautiful thing when done correctly and these are five of our favorites.
A) Skyline Chili
: Cincinnati, Ohio
– Best pasta ever with Chili as the main ingredient. The Coney Dog’s are great too. No matter what you get, add the onion.
B) What the Pho: Various Locations
– This is a great chain restaurant. If you think McDonald’s has quality control, these people followed the rule. Their summer rolls are awesome as well.
C) al di la Trattoria
: New York City
– Everything here is great. My suggestion is the homemade Black Spaghetti, Octopus Confit, Basil, and hot chili pepper.
al di la Trattoria
D) Trattoria da Danilo
: Rome, Italy
– The meatballs are fantastic but the Pasta Carbonara is the best I’ve ever had.
Trattoria da Danilo
E) Maccheroni Republic: Los Angeles, California - The best in homemade pasta’s. Try the Linguine al Frutti di Mare.
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