There’s an old New England tradition of serving pasta for Wednesday night supper. In fact there’s a story of how it got started. In 1912 a small company began selling pasta products on Prince Street in Boston’s North End. 100 years later Prince is part of Riviana Foods Inc. and still producing a wide line of pasta related items all reflecting the old and today’s tastes.
Along the way television was invented and a popular advertisement campaign influenced the tastes of a nation. In 1969 a happy schoolboy was shown running home from school because, because like everyone who watched this commercial, he knew that Prince Spaghetti was served for Wednesday supper. The slogan Wednesday is Spaghetti Day evolved and several generations of families kept up this weekly ritual. We are not certain if this tradition is being carried on today. We would love to hear from viewers who enjoy their pasta on Wednesday,
The thing about pasta is that it comes in all sorts of sizes and shapes. And while pasta is always delicious, its flavor of pasta is altered ever so slightly by it’s ingredients. For medical sensitivities, today pasta is available in variety of grains not just wheat. And if you are interested, Dayology agrees that pasta is best appreciated on Wednesday, when our mental discernment is at its peak, We have the capacity to notice subtle differences in forms and functions on this particular day of the week. Thus our health, dietary and financial decisions rests upon good information.
Did you know that October is National Pasta Month, so we have an excuse to serve pasta everyday night of these 30 days. Here’s some help in choosing your pasta and sauces: Wil Fulton’s Illustrated Pasta Guide offers photos of all the major pasta shapes. Bon Appetit offers recipes for 85 Homemade Pasta Sauces that aren’t Marinara. If you don’t cook read the Eat this Not That feature on the 11 best bottled past sauces. And finally Perfect Pairings helps us to match the shapes of pasta with the right sauce. Now should the wine be red or white?