Chinese had been consuming noodles as early as 3000 B.C. in the Qinghai province. .
In the 1st century AD writings of Horace, lagana were fine sheets of fried dough and were an everyday foodstuff.
It is believed that the word "maccheroni" is derived from the Sicilian dialect - "maccarruni" means "processed dough"
The Indians called spaghetti «sevika», which means "thread", and the Arabs - «rishta», which also means "thread" in Persian
The Italians chose the word «spaghetti», from spago - "thread/rope".
There are more than 600 pasta shapes worldwide, but in Italian pasta names don’t sound particularly appetizing.
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