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14 Facts Any Pasta Lover Will Appreciate

Spaghetto is the singular word for spaghetti.

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2. Before machinery, pasta was kneaded by foot.

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Because pasta dough is so tough, workers would walk over large batches of dough to knead it and a single batch would take "a full day's walking" to make.


7. People were once fooled into thinking spaghetti grew on trees.

On April 1, 1957, BBC aired a spoof documentary about spaghetti crops in Switzerland that showed farmers harvesting spaghetti from bushes. The humorous video was met with confusion including a portion of viewers wondering where they could buy their own spaghetti bush.


9. Most dried pastas are made with only two ingredients.

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Semolina flour and water ― that's it! Fresh pasta, egg noodles, and some dried pasta varieties are made with eggs, but the standard dried stuff is nothing more than a paste of flour and water.