What could capture the essence of Italy or, as we know it, the Italianità, more than a bowl of freshly prepared pasta? Whether you favour fettuccine with fiery ‘nduja sausage, you’re partial to pappardelle with a full-bodied beef & Barolo ragu, or your heart sings to the tune of a simple wild mushroom tortelloni wrapped in a gentle thyme butter, pasta will always be a gateway to a world of delicious wonder.
Pasta has a rich history in Italy dating back many, many centuries with the first evidence of its creation appearing in the 4th century B.C. Captured in an Etruscan tomb painting in the city of Tarquinia a group of native Italians (though at this time Italy was made up of several different kingdoms) are depicted preparing a pasta banquet. This historic culinary tradition has since been passed down from generation to generation with all of the regions of Italy developing their own unique shapes of pasta and flavour combinations, presenting us today with a near-inexhaustible array of dishes to try.
Let us transport you to Italy on a sensory journey this World Pasta Day.
Fun things to do this World Pasta Day
- Try your hand at making fresh pasta from scratch. Here’s our simple video guide from Head Chef Roberta
- Satisfy your Sunday brunch cravings with one of our limited edition “brunch” dishes, created in partnership with TABASCO® & London’s EGGBREAK
- Check out our Instagram @pastaevangelists and our Twitter @pastaevangelist to enter our special #worldpastaday competitions for the chance to win 6 months of our Pasta Club, a £50 voucher for @eggbreak_ldn & the full range of TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauces!
- Cook a brand new pasta recipe and relax with a glass of your favourite wine
At Pasta Evangelists, we bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen. Prepared using the freshest ingredients, our gourmet pasta dishes are perfect for those looking to enjoy restaurant-quality meals, delivered to your door, and ready in under five minutes. Order from our weekly menu today, and we’ll offer you 25% off your first delivery - simply enter the code BLOG25 at checkout.
Want even more pasta perks? Join our Pasta Club for free delivery and 15% off each dish. Pasta Club members also gain access to exclusive gifts and perks, as well as early access to Pasta Evangelists events and classes. Learn more about our pasta club today.