Pasta

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#1  Type answer  30 seconds

Despite Italy being the pasta capital of the world, what country do historians generally believe pasta originated from?

China

The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C.

#2  Buttons  20 seconds

Making up 40-45% of the Italian market and 25% of the US market, what is the biggest pasta producer in the world?

Barilla

De Cecco

Nestlé

MAFKA

Founded by Pietro Barilla in 1877 as a bakery in Italy, Barilla is also the biggest seller of baked goods in Italy.

#3  Buttons  20 seconds

What type of pasta is being discussed in this clip?

Gigli

Cavatelli

Mafaldine

Gemelli

It is also known as campanelle. In Italian, ‘campanelle’ means bell flowers or little bells.

#4  Buttons  20 seconds

What is the most popular type of pasta in the world? So popular that it accounts for two-thirds of all pasta production.

Spaghetti

Macaroni

Fettuccini

Penne

In 1957, BBC aired a spoof documentary that fooled some people into thinking spaghetti grew on trees.

#5  Buttons  20 seconds

What does it mean if pasta sticks to a wall when it is thrown?

It doesn't mean anything

It is overcooked

It is undercooked

It is cooked perfectly

Pasta being done if it sticks to the wall is actually a myth. Pasta stuck to the wall does not indicate how done it is.

#6  Type answer  30 seconds

What month is National Pasta Month?

October

October is famously known around the pasta community as National Pasta Month, with October 25th being World Pasta Day.

#7  Location  50 seconds

The first American pasta factory was opened in Brooklyn, New York in 1848. Where is Brooklyn located on the map?

It was opened by a Frenchman named Antoine Zerega. He used just one horse in his basement to power all his machinery.

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Who introduced pasta to Americans in the year 1789 after falling in love with macaroni in Italy?

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison

George Washington

Benjamin Franklin

After his visit, Jefferson quickly ordered crates of macaroni along with a pasta-making machine.

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What type of pasta is being discussed in this clip?

Orrechiette

Paccheri

Conchiglie

Cannelloni

Their name comes from their shape, which resembles a small ear.

#10  Buttons  20 seconds

Which country consumes the most pasta in the world?

Italy

Tunisia

Venezuela

America

To put in perspective, the average American consumes 15 pounds of pasta a year, the average Italian eats more than 51.
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