National Pasta Month

Thursday, September 30, 2010

One Whole Month Devoted to Celebrating Pasta?
                                 Yes, Please!






2010 National Pasta Month Coming In October
NEW YORK (September 28, 2010) — Pasta has been around since the fourth century BC, yet there is still no food more versatile and modern – or more delicious – than pasta. It is the perfect foundation for a healthy, easy and impressive meal for you or the entire family, as well as a special date night, dinner party or get-together with friends.
Pasta lovers across the country will be honoring their favorite cuisine this October as part of National Pasta Month. You can celebrate by participating in one of the many fun activities the National Pasta Association offers in celebration of pasta, the perfect food, or by simply enjoying your own delicious pasta meal!



Show Us Your Perfect Pasta for a Chance to Win a Cash Prize!






Enter your favorite original pasta recipe for a chance to win a cash prize worth enough to buy a week’s worth of groceries for a family of four! Visit www.eatpasta.org to enter. Four pastaphiles will win big, and one winner will be selected each week in October, starting October 4. Each randomly selected winner will receive a cash prize of $250.

 
Pasta Personality Quiz


If you were a pasta shape, which would you be? Are you a conservative penne or a free-spirited rotini? Maybe you’re a strong-willed lasagna noodle or a stylish gemelli. Perhaps, an easy-going spaghetti? Take the quiz and find out what shape you most resemble! Visit facebook.com/NationalPastaMonth to take the quiz and find your pasta personality. You can also visit www.eatpasta.org to learn how to make delicious and healthy recipes featuring your personal shape. By taking the quiz, you’ll also be automatically entered to win a gift certificate from delicious pasta restaurants Carino’s Italian Restaurant or Noodles & Company.




Learn To Cook Pasta Perfectly


At its most basic, pasta is an easy meal to assemble. But, by mastering a few easy tricks from all-star Chef Cesare Casella, dean of the Italian Culinary Academy, you’ll be on your way to creating gourmet, restaurant- worthy meals at home. Visit www.eatpasta.org to learn how to make his favorite recipe, Pesto Alla Cesare, and watch cooking videos of Chef’s cooking tips that you can execute in your own kitchen.














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Did you know there are more than 100 shapes of dry pasta? You can celebrate Pasta Month by trying a new shape or updating your favorite sauce by adding a different herb; you can also try a brand new recipe featuring one of the many ingredients that make pasta recipes delicious. www.EatPasta.org is your one-stop source on interesting pasta news and facts, delicious and seasonal pasta recipes, helpful cooking tips and nutritional information . You can also follow National Pasta Month on Twitter @Eat_Pasta or on Facebook by becoming a fan of National Pasta Month to receive daily updates from EatPasta’s blog.














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