Noodle Day - October 6

Noodles have been around for over 4,000 years. They are popular all over the world and come in a variety of shapes: flat, round, curved, tubes and many others. They can be made from rice, buckwheat, wheat, with or without eggs and even beans and zucchini. The noodles are made from dough that has not been puffed and has undergone a process of stretching or rolling and cutting into various shapes.

National Noodle Day falls on October 6th and the best thing to do to celebrate it is of course to eat noodles!

A little about the history of noodles:

Noodles were invented in China in 2000 BC.
Noodles came to Europe and became popular in it, especially in Italy, in the 13th century. There is a legend that Marco Polo is the one who brought the noodles to Europe when he returned from China, but this is not true. He was not the first and it is possible that Arab merchants were the ones who brought them there first.
In 1789 Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States and its third president, returned to the United States after several years as ambassador to France and brought with him a machine for making pasta.
In 1958 the Japanese invented ramen noodles. They have become very popular because of their ease of preparation - they come dry and you just have to pour boiling water on them to soften them.

Some more facts about noodles:
Each region in the world has its own traditions and history around noodles. In Italy there is pasta, in China Noodles, in Vietnam rice noodles, in Japan ramen and more and more: each country has different techniques and ingredients for making its traditional noodles.
If you are health conscious, or you are on a low carb or gluten sensitive diet, there are still plenty of noodles for you! People love noodles so much that they invented noodles from foods like black beans, mung beans, quinoa, shiitake mushrooms, kelp seaweed and even zucchini. So do not limit yourself! You can still join in the fun of National Noodle Day.
A bowl of Chinese noodles

October 6th is also Mad Hatter Day

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