National Spaghetti Day Date in the current year: January 4, 2016

National Spaghetti Day National Spaghetti Day is celebrated by Americans every year on January 4. If you're nuts for pasta, don't miss the chance to cook it in Italian way on National Spaghetti Day.

The first pasta was produced in the Southern Italy around 12th century. In the 19th century it became very popular all over Italy after lots of pasta factories were established and its production came into mass market.

Italian pasta appeared in the USA in the end of the 19th century. It was served in different restaurants as Spaghetti Italienne. Most likely this dish consisted of noodles cooked past al dente with tomato sauce and some seasoning like bay leaves, cloves and garlic. Only decades later oregano and basil became commonly used for cooking spaghetti.

There are different ways to cook spaghetti. You can add some tomato sauce and cheese to enrich the taste of your dish, but the most popular among Americans dish is spaghetti with meatballs. Spaghetti carbonara is a favorite dish in Italy and it takes more time and practice to cook it, but the payoff is worth it.

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