National Spaghetti Day

National Spaghetti Day is observed next on Saturday, January 4th, 2025 (202 days from today).

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National Spaghetti Day is celebrated on January 4 every year. This day gives you an opportunity to pick your favorite sauce and put it into the pasta of Italian and Sicilian Origin. The pasta are known as long, thin, and cylindrical. Spaghetti is an essential part of traditional Italian cuisine. This is a type of Pasta usually made from semolina flour and water. Italian spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina but in many places it can be made from a variety of other flours. Not even pasta is called Spaghetti. Depending on the shape, size, accompanying sauce and processing, Pasta has its own name to distinguish it. Spaghetti can be roughly understood as a noodle dish often served with tomato sauce with large, long noodles, with typical spices like oregano, meat, vegetables and olive oil. There is some survey information that Spaghetti is the most popular food in the world. It is more popular than meat, rice and pizza.

Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word spaghetti, a diminutive of the word spago, meaning “thin string“ or “string“

Initially, pasta was a dish reserved for the nobility in Italy, and then gradually became popular and eaten by hand in the city of Naples. Pasta is a typical Italian dish, but its origins are still a subject of controversy. According to a book by the 13th century explorer Marco Pola, pasta originated in China. However, this argument was immediately refuted when a note by the Muslim geographer al-ldrisi appeared that this dis was produced in Sicily (South of the Italian peninsula) in the 12th century. At the time, pasta was a dish for rich on special occasions. In contrast, for farmers, sometimes they can only eat this dish once in their life.

By the 17th and 18th centuries, when the price of meat and vegetables increased, pasta gradually became popular and was mass-produced in Naples, the neighboring city of Sicily. As noted by the great German poet Goethe in 1787, pasta could be bought cheaply everywhere in the city. This dish is simple prepared with cheese.

Pasta was not eaten with a spoon or fork, but had to be picked by hand and then put in the mouth. That is the culture that attracts tourists to Naples. Many guests accept to spend large sums of money , hire beggars on the roadside to try this noodle dish to admire the unique customs. Italian pasta at that time was not only a dish but also an endless source of inspiration for artists.

In the past, Italian pasta used only one seasoning, hard cheese. By the 19th century, people began to add ketchup. The way Italian pasta is made changed a lot in the 20th century. Instead of drying the noodles with the wind and the sun, many factories process and dry the noodles in electric ovens. No longer a hand-picked street food, Italian noodles are gradually becoming popular in family meals. It is this change that makes Italian noodles return to their traditional way of eating, using a spoon and fork from the 14th century.

To observe National Spaghetti Day, you invite friends to join you at your favorite Italian restaurant and split a plate. On the other hand, you can make your favorite spaghetti dish. The way to make spaghetti with beef sauce is quite simple, suitable for daily family meals as well as loved by many children thanks to the combination of fatty cheese and rich minced beef sauce. You can go to the market or any supermarket to buy the main ingredients of spaghetti. Let us make delicious Italian beef spaghetti by the recipe below.

Materials to prepare:

  • 300 gram minced beef
  • 200-gram tomatoes
  • 2- 3 onions
  • 100 gram minced purple onion
  • Ketchup
  • Seasoning: Salt, cooking oil, pepper, butter, mayonnaise
  • One pack of spaghetti

Let make it step by step

Step 1: Boil noodles

Put about 2 liters of cold water in a pot and bring to a boil, add 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of cooking oil to prevent the noodles from sticking together. Add the noodles slowly so that the noodles do not break, after 1 minute the noodles will soften and be submerged in water. Use chopsticks to stir so that the noodles are loose and do not stick together. Standard cooking time is about 7 – 10 minutes. When the noodles are cooked, take them out (basket ) and rinse with cold water, than drain.

Step 2: Make minced beef sauce

The soul of this bold Italian dish is a delicious, nutty beef sauce. Tomatoes are washed, blanched in boiling water, peeled, seeded, cut into pieces and put in a blender to puree.

Peel the onion, then chop it.Minced beef in a bowl, marinate with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil, 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well, leave for about 10 minutes for meat to absorb the spices.

Put a pan on the stove, add 1 teaspoon of cooking oil and heat it. Put in ½ of the minced garlic and red onion and fry until fragrant, pour the marinated beef into the saute pan to cook the meat and pour it out on a plate. Separate the juice from the stir-fried meat to use as a sauce.

Put another pan on the stove with a little cooking oil, add minced garlic and minced shallots and fry until fragrant. Add the chopped onion and stir until the onion is clear. Next, add the tomato puree and stir-fry together and stir, add 2 teaspoons of tomato sauce to make the sauce rich and smooth.

Add the minced beef broth to enhance the flavor of the sauce. Add a little butter or mayonnaise to make the dish fat and then taste the sauce mixture with salt, sugar, and seasoning to taste. Continue to stir until the sauce mixture is slightly thickened. Finally, add the cooked minced beef to the above mixture and mix well to form a pasta sauce and then turn off the heat.

Step 3: Present and enjoy

Put the noodles on a plate, pour the minced beef sauce on top. Can be used with salad vegetables and chili sauce to enhance the delicious taste.

Wish you success when making this spaghetti with minced beef sauce!

There are many recipes for you to create different spaghetti dishes. Feel free to create your own recipe. Moreover, note that the sauce is an extremely important part of making the difference in you spaghetti dish.

After finishing the spaghetti, you can enjoy the dish with your friends while enjoying fun music through the melody of the children’s song about spaghetti “On top of spaghetti “.


National Spaghetti Day has been observed annually on January 4th.


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