Lasagne are probably one of the oldest types of pasta. They are believed to have originated in the Italian city of Naples. Lasagne are wide, flat, thin pasta sheets. They are typically used to make a dish of the same name.
Traditional lasagna is made with layers of pasta sheets alternated with various ingredients such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, Béchamel sauce, ragù, mozzarella or ricotta cheese, various meats, tomato sauce, mushrooms, various vegetables. Lasagna can be flavored with onion, garlic, oregano, and wine. It is always baked in oven.
Lasagna was introduced to the United States by Italian immigrants. It has become one of America's most favorite foods and has even been immortalized in pop culture: Garfield, a fictional cat from the popular comic strip, is obsessed with lasagna.
To celebrate National Lasagna Day, go out to your favorite Italian restaurant or bake lasagna yourself and invite your friends over. Keep in mind that red wine goes particularly well with this rich dish.Remind me with Google Calendar
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