Spaghetti is the plural form of the Italian word ‘spaghetto‘, which is a diminutive of ‘spago’, meaning “thin string” or “twine”. Authentic Italian spaghetti is always made with semolina flour and in fact, this is required by law in Italy. Here at The Big Dream Factory, we make all of our pasta (except our gluten free pastas), using semolina flour. This is a flour made only from durum wheat which is high in protein and gluten. It’s the gluten that gives the pasta its high elasticity.
Spaghetti is the most popular pasta in the world! Not only is it easy to cook, it’s also affordable, quick to prepare and extremely versatile. It was first made in the 12th century, traditional Italian spaghetti used to be nearly 1 1/2 feet long.
Did you know
The average Italian eats 63 lb of pasta per year but the world’s largest bowl of spaghetti weighed 13,781 lb and was prepared in the U.S.A.. Restaurant Buca di Beppo made enough to fill a swimming pool with spaghetti in 2009 and 2010.
National Spaghetti Day is celebrated every year on January 4th. Although we don’t need an excuse. Do you?