Did you know. . . ?
1. There are more than 600 different pasta shapes made
around the world.
2. Before machinery, pasta was kneaded by foot.
3. The average Italian eats 60 pounds of pasta per year.
4. On April 1, 1957, BBC aired a spoof documentary about spaghetti crops in Switzerland that showed farmers harvesting spaghetti from bushes.
5. Most dried pastas are made with Semolina flour and water.
6. Italy produces between 1,700,000 and 3,300,000 tons of pasta per year.
7. The three most popular shapes of pasta are spaghetti,
macaroni and penne.