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Nine Fun Facts About Italian Food

Here are some fun facts to share with your family around a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs tonight….

1. Chef Boyardee was a real person from Piacenza, Italy.

2. Pizza was born in Naples and the Margherita pizza was named for Queen Margherita.

3. Italians eat on average half a pound of bread per person per day.

4. The estimated annual pasta consumption is Italy is 70 pounds per person!

5. Tomatoes are not native to Italy- they were brought over from the Americas.

6. Tomato Sauce was first recorded in food history sometime in the late 18th Century.

7. Before sauce started being added to pasta the noodles were eaten with hands, not forks. 

8. Really there is no such thing as Italian food. There are 20 regions of Italy each with their own unique cuisine. 

9. The famous appetizer “Caprese” made of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil is named “Insalata Caprese” because it was created by a local chef on the island of Capri.

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