Does Idaho actually like pasta? It doesn't seem like it. I posted the a very simple question to you yesterday (10/17) asking you where was your favorite place to get pasta in the Treasure Valley. I got no responses, which has led me to believe that Idaho actually doesn't like pasta. I opened the door for you to give me your two cents and you didn't. I'm slightly disappointed in you. I'm not but... you can still give me your two cents.

I didn't just post it because I wanted to know where the best pasta is in the Treasure Valley, well actually I do because I LOVE PASTA! October 17th is National Pasta Day and I wanted to find out from the locals where to get the best pasta is. Lately I've been on a Carbonara kick. If you're not familiar with Pasta Carbonara is a pretty simple past dish. It's from Rome and made with egg, hard cheese, cured pork, and black pepper.


If I'm headed out to a restaurant there's a good chance I'm going with the Fettuccini Alfredo. If indeed you're a pasta lover like myself here are a couple of other days to keep an eye out for.

  • National Spaghetti Day - January 4
  • National Fettuccine Alfredo Day - February 7
  • National Tortellini Day - February 13

According to the who actually has ton of useful information says "The origins of pasta are a little difficult to trace, but many researchers support the theory that Marco Polo brought noodles back to Italy upon returning from a trip to China in 1271." 

Thank you Marco Polo! All we did for me him was name some dumb game we play in the pool. We should really thank Thomas Jefferson the website continues with "Pasta was brought to America by early Spanish settlers, but wasn’t popular until Thomas Jefferson made a trip to Paris and fell in love with macaroni (which, at the time, referred to any pasta shape). Years later, when a large group of Italian immigrants moved from Italy to America, pasta became a staple and obtainable meal in the United States".

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