Over 1.3 million pounds of spaghetti are sold in American grocery stores in a year. If all of those packages were lined up, they would circle the earth nine times. Spaghetti is on the menu of every Italian restaurant and also on menus in restaurants that are not Italian.
Spaghetti is the most common round-rod type of pasta and in Italian, “spaghetti” means “little lines.”
Today we associate pasta with the Italians, who have revolutionized the dish and invented a wide variety of pasta shapes. However, pasta is not limited to the Italians.
Spaghetti is traditionally served with tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese, but you can also add meat, garlic, oil, and pepper for extra flavor.
To celebrate National Spaghetti Day, make spaghetti and meatballs for dinner or take your family to your favorite Italian restaurant.