October is National Pasta Month! According to a survey conducted by the National Pasta Association, pasta lovers eat their favorite food seven times a month – nearly twice a week! Pasta is a versatile dish that can easily fit into a healthy lifestyle. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that when asked what food they could not live without, 60% of those surveyed chose pasta even before chocolate!
We’ll be starting the celebration Friday night with pasta covered in Carfagna’s Original Gourmet Pasta Sauce with meatballs. The wines tonight include 13 Celsius Pinot Grigio, Haraszthy Family Cellars Bearitage Lodi Red Wine, and Lodali Moscato d’Asti.
Here are some interesting facts that might persuade you to join us this week:
Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta each year. This may sound outrageous but in Italy, the average person eats 51 pounds – salute!
Pasta is the ideal delivery system for nutritious foods! It boosts energy, satisfies hunger, tastes great and can be prepared in countless ways. It’s great to pair with fiber-filled vegetables and beans, heart-healthy fish and oils, antioxidant-rich tomato sauce and protein-packed poultry and lean meats.
The first American pasta factory was opened in Brooklyn in 1848. If you think it was an Italian that started the US industry, you are wrong; it was a Frenchman named Antoine Zerega.
There are over 600 different shapes of pasta which can be made into an infinite number of meals. With pasta varieties ranging from fusilli and ziti to farfalle and orecchiette, it’s hard to pick a favorite.
54% of Americans keep 1-4 packages of pasta in their pantry at all times. An easy meal to toss together, a pasta dish can create a delicious and nutritious last-minute meal when the pantry is otherwise bare.
There are so many ways a food lover can celebrate National Pasta Month and we have various shapes and sizes and types at Acqua In Vino. Come check out our pasta inventory and join us for our tasting Friday night from 5-8 p.m.