National Noodle Day


October 6th and National Noodle Day recognizes oodles of noodles just in time for National Pasta Month! What style do you prefer? If you missed National Linguine Day in September, this day offers an opportunity to make up for it.

The word noodle derives from the German word nudel.

Noodles are made by rolling the unleavened dough out and cutting it into a variety of shapes. While long, flat noodles may seem to be the most common, they come in several forms, names, and textures. And each kind of noodle pairs differently with sauces and meals.

Found in regions all over the world, noodles are made from a variety of flours. In Asian cuisine, root vegetables, such as yams and potatoes, beans, rice, wheat, and buckwheat are all found in a wide assortment of noodles. Europeans make most of their pasta from durum or semolina flour, though potato noodles a enjoyed as well.

In 2002, archaeologists along the Yellow River in China found an earthenware bowl containing some 4000-year-old noodles which had been well preserved.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalNoodleDay

So many options present themselves on this food holiday. Pesto noodles, spaghetti with meatballs and buttered egg noodles come to mind. Every cuisine offers a noodle on their menu, too. The flavors abound! Invite friends to bring their favorite style of noodles to share. Have a tasting party and explore new flavors.

Have a bowl of your favorite noodles and use #NationalNoodleDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this delicious food holiday.

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