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National Ravioli Day!

TODAY we celebrate a famous Italian pasta.  It’s the Ravioli.

Ravioli Day is a celebration of one of Italy’s most beloved pasta dishes, ravioli. It is observed annually on March 20th. Ravioli is a type of pasta that is filled with cheese, meat, vegetables, or a combination of these ingredients. The pasta is typically square or round in shape, and the filling is sealed inside by pressing two layers of pasta dough together.

On Ravioli Day, people around the world celebrate this delicious dish by making and enjoying ravioli in various ways. Some may make homemade ravioli from scratch, while others may enjoy ravioli at a local restaurant or purchase pre-made ravioli from a grocery store.

A versatile dish that can be served in a variety of ways. It can be served in a soup or broth, baked with a sauce and cheese, or simply boiled and served with butter and herbs. No matter how it’s prepared, ravioli is a tasty and satisfying meal that is enjoyed by people of all ages. So, on Ravioli Day, be sure to indulge in this Italian delicacy and savor every bite.

Some more interesting facts and information about Ravioli Day:
  • Ravioli is believed to have originated in Italy in the 14th century, but its exact origins are unclear.
  • The word “ravioli” comes from the Italian word “rava,” which means “turnip,” and “olio,” which means “oil.” Some believe that the dish was originally made with turnip greens and olive oil.
  • Ravioli is a popular dish not only in Italy but also in many other countries around the world. In fact, variations of the dish can be found in places like China, Russia, and Argentina.
  • There are many different types of ravioli fillings, ranging from classic cheese and spinach to more exotic options like lobster and truffle.
  • While ravioli can be made by hand, it’s much easier to use a pasta maker or a ravioli press to ensure that the dough is evenly rolled and the filling is properly sealed inside.
  • Ravioli can be served with a variety of sauces, including tomato sauce, cream sauce, pesto, butter, and sage.
  • In some parts of Italy, ravioli is traditionally served on Christmas Eve as part of a meatless meal.
  • Ravioli Day is not an official holiday, but it’s a fun and tasty way to celebrate this classic Italian dish. So gather some friends and family, make some ravioli from scratch, or order it from your favorite restaurant, and enjoy a delicious meal together!

So let’s get cooking and celebrate this day with your favorite pasta dish recipe using Ravioli.  Bon Appetit!