Outside of bread, probably one of the most common food elements in the world is pasta. When we think of pasta we think of two places, China and Italy. Legend has it that Venetian Marco Polo brought the starchy noodles to Italy. Facts have shown that pasta had either grown independently in the country or had moved west with spice traders. Regardless, pasta is a fun staple worldwide.
Some of the earliest forms of pasta may have originated in China over 4,000 years ago during the Han Dynasty. Noodles made from grains like millet and rice were developed in China as early as 2000 BC. This early pasta was likely born as a versatile and portable food for nomadic groups. It is more than likely what Marco Polo Dried pasta that could be stored for months or years was essential for long trade routes like the Silk Road. From the nui xao bo and pho of Vietnam to the robust udon of Japan, noodles have been an Asian staple for centuries. They are often stir-fried or submerged in broths and served with a variety of toppings. As pasta traveled westward, new shapes and varieties evolved based on local cuisines. In the Middle East, cous cous became popular. Germans love Spätzle a soft egg noodle often served with dishes like schnitzel or stews. Hungarians eat Nokedli which is similar to Spätzle and is paired with the country's iconic goulash. Jewish people enjoy Lokshen mit kaese, Yiddish Mac and Cheese, and Farfel.
Of course, if we think pasta, we think Italy. By the 13th century, pasta was widely popular and increasingly accessible in the peninsula with the development of pasta drying factories in Venice and Naples. Pasta offered inexpensive calories and nutrition and became a food staple across society. Regional specialties also emerged such as orecchiette in Puglia and trofie in Liguria. Because of the increased availability of the durum wheat in the 16th century, new hard pasta varieties further spread worldwide including fideos in Spain and vermicelli in France.
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