National pasta day
October 17th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Today's food holiday is carbo-loads of fun - October 17 is National Pasta Day!

Invite your friends and family over for a bowl of spaghetti, linguine, farfalle, gnocchi or whatever variety that strikes your noodle fancy.

According to the National Pasta Association, the average American consumes 20 pounds of pasta every year. In fact, the United States produces 4.4 billion pounds of pasta annually, making it the second largest pasta-producing nation behind - you guessed it - Italy.

Buon appetito!

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  1. VladT

    The only question remains for tonight:

    Red sauce, or white sauce?

    October 18, 2012 at 7:56 am |
    • Jerv@VladT

      For me it was red sauce with stewed tomatoes and green chilis. Dayum good.

      October 18, 2012 at 8:53 am |
  2. meskine

    A big ol' plate of spaghetti topped with a can of Wolf Brand chili has to be about as good as it gets.

    October 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I like making pasta with SPAGHETTI SQUASH! :)

    October 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  4. Jerv

    Yeah, I'm having pasta for lunch. Party on!

    October 17, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  5. ohioan

    One that almost everyone can celebrate. They even have rice noodles for those who cannot have wheat products.

    October 17, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  6. M T Nest

    Mmmm, pasta. My fave side dish is still buttered egg noodles with garlic & parm. So simple, yet, so good!

    October 17, 2012 at 9:12 am |
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