September 26, 2023

Food, Family and Tradition:

The origins of pasta, an iconic culinary treasure, can be traced to ancient civilizations. It flourished in Italy, becoming an integral part of the Italian diet. Whether it’s spaghetti in Naples, orecchiette in Puglia, or fettuccine in Rome, pasta serves as a canvas for Italy’s diverse cooking traditions.

Adored worldwide for its delicious simplicity and cultural significance, pasta embodies the Italian passion for food, family, and tradition. It’s also easily combined with vegetables, meats, and seafood, making it a balanced and satisfying meal.

Pasta’s status as a staple diet for Italians can be attributed to its versatility, affordability, and ability to adapt to various regional flavours.

A Long History: 

The history of pasta in Italy can be traced back to the Etruscans and Greeks, who had their own versions of the delicious dough.

However, it was the Romans who first documented a dish called ‘laganum’ a flat dough sliced into strips. This early form of pasta was made from wheat flour and water, similar to modern pasta.

During the Middle Ages, innovations like the use of durum wheat and the introduction of water mills allowed for the mass production.

It became a staple in Italian cuisine due to its long shelf life, making it suitable for sea voyages and storage during harsh winters. Today, pasta remains a symbol of Italy, making it an enduring staple in Italian diets and a beloved global dish.

The Heart of Italy in Galway:

Here in Galway, we have a feast of excellent Italian restaurants who have teamed up with your locally owned delivery company, What’s For to bring the best of Italian cuisine straight to your door.

From Pizza and Pasta Napoli on Cross Street, to the Mona Lisa restaurant on William Street West and of course the famous Da Roberta’s Ristorante and Pizzeria in Salthill, it’s all available at your fingertips on ensuring you’re truly spoiled for choice.

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