History of Food: Pasta

The first form of food similar to pasta was in the writings of Horace where thin strips of dough were fried and served with spices in the 1st century B.C.E. A few centuries later, we see an ancient ancestor of modern day lasagna come out in the form of lagana. It was described to be consisted of sheets of dough with meat filling in between. In the second century, the dough started to be made with flour and water instead of juice from lettuce. Later, Arabs adopted a similar form of noodle in the 5th century and lead to the Italians making thin strip noodle pasta.

 

If we jump to the 15th century, dried pasta was very valued because it could be stored for very long periods of time.That’s why many exploring ships brought dried pasta to the New World. Believe it or not, tomato sauce was only invented in the 18th century! Before this, people would just eat pasta with their hands. Now, people eat it with forks because the tomato would get too messy without it.

 

Today, the average Italian eats about sixty pounds of pasta per year, while the average American eats about twenty pounds of pasta per year. Writings suggest it originated in Italy, but why is it popular in North America? It’s because Italian immigration to the Americas that we love pasta so much. Italians have also had a mass immigration to South Africa, making spaghetti and meatballs a major part of Italian cuisine.

 

Do you like pasta? How do you eat yours? Comment, if you want, I guess.

 

KFC: A Loaded Calorie Delight

Photo Credit: Arjan Richter

Photo Credit: Arjan Richter

When you gobble down on the fantastic food at Kentucky Fried Chicken, you are taken to heaven. Kentucky Fried Chicken, also known as KFC, was founded by Colonel Harland Sanders over seventy years ago. An irresistible, amazing meal at KFC comes with its costs. This successful, well-known, fast-food chain has great food but is very unhealthy.

KFC offers many items on their menu and they all taste amazing. The food is prepared everyday by a cook, it is fresh, affordable, family friendly, and not to mention that they have the best food known to mankind. KFC’s food includes a lot of compelling chicken choices, superb sides, and much more. For chicken lovers who don’t like bones, they have a plentiful variety of boneless chicken too. Eating at KFC is as joyous as winning millions in the lottery.

KFC has a lot of good food, but the good food also has a lot of calories. Each piece of chicken is over one-hundred calories and the sides range from 100-280 calories. So all together, each meal has hundreds of calories and is very unhealthy. The fatty-goodness of the meals are what make them so good. Does the amazing food overweigh the hundreds of calories in it?

There are over 15,000 KFC restaurants in 105 countries and territories around the world. People just can’t get enough of the food even with the load of calories. KFC is the most popular chicken restaurant chain, and if you visit you’ll see why. Thank you so much Colonel Sanders for creating the amazing food at Kentucky Fried Chicken!