History of Pasta: Fresh pasta is dough made of flour and water and is present in most cultures and on all continents. Dry pasta began in Italyand embarked from there to conquer the world. People have attributed Marco Polo with having introduced spaghetti to Italy from China, but that is incorrect. Mediterranean people even before the Romans knew fresh pasta, and dry pasta was unknow to the Chinese.
Dried pasta was similiar in the Mediterranean area in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and was also mentioned in Genovese documents. The first traces of dry pasta in Europe came from Sicily, where documents from the twelfth century tell os something like a factory of dry pasta, locolized in the area of Palermo. From his site the pasta (called itrjia) was then exported to other regions of southern Italy.
Did you know? Gram for gram Lobster has less calories, fat and cholesterol than skinless chicken breast or lean beef. Lobster is also high in amino acids, potassium & magnesium, iron, zinc and Vitamin A & B.
It takes 5 to 7 years for a lobster to grow to the minimum legal size for catching. They will weigh about 1 pound at this time. The largest lobster known to man was 44 pounds, and was estimated to be about 40 - 65 years old!
Male lobsters have somewhat larger claws, and female lobsters grow slightly wider tails.
Pizza: Pizza (pronounced 'pit.tsa - from the Latin verb pinsere, to press) is a world-popular dish of Italian origin, made with an oven baked, flat, generally round bread, that is often covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and Mozzarella cheese. Other toppings are added according to region, culture, or personal preferences. Originated from a part of Italian cuisine, the dish has become popular in many different parts of the world.
A shop or restaurant where pizzas are made and sold is called a "pizzeria". The phrases "pizza parlor", "pizza place" and "pizza shop" are used in the United States.
Our Pizzas are made in the best Italian tradition, thin-based pastry and lots of toppings.
Chocolate Facts: "Chocolate" comes from the word, "xocolatl", which means "bitter water". Europe was introduced to chocolate when Christopher Columbus brought back cocoa beans from the Caribbean island from his 1502 voyage.
The melting point of cocoa butter is just below 98.6 degrees F. This is how chocolate so wonderfully melts in your mouth.
The best way to store chocolate is by wrapping it in foil and then placing it in plastic. Keep it at a constant temperature of 65 degrees F and 50% humidity.
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