Honouring Italy: surprising pasta facts

Surprising Pasta Facts

Everyone would probably agree that pasta is Italy’s pride. Let’s educate ourselves more about this delicious product!

Eating with a spike

In the Middle Ages, Italians used to eat pasta with a wooden spike. It was called “punteruolo”. Progressively, it was changed to a fork, which they found more convenient: it has three spikes instead of one to twirl up their noodles. This might the main reason why the change was quite fast and easily integrated into Italian society. Meanwhile other parts of Europe were struggling with acceptance of using the fork.

Making pasta in Naples

In southern Italy, close to Naples, the region called Campania is considered to be the best place to make pasta. And it is only because...

Register for FREE to read the whole article

Share This Post

Leave a Reply

ExpatsWorld Contact us. We're here to help you!