Happy National Pasta Day!

Get ready to eat your heart out, because TODAY is National Pasta Day, giving you the perfect excuse to “ciao” down on your favorite pastas! Wayne Givens will be performing live to help us celebrate, so grab your fork and some stretchy pants and head over to Ciao! In the meantime, here are some things about pasta you probably didn’t know before!

  1. According to the International Pasta Organization, there are more than 600 different shapes of pasta produced throughout the world.

  2. Thomas Jefferson is credited with being the first person to introduce pasta to America, back in 1789.

  3. Eating pasta will make you happier! It’s true- the carbohydrates in pasta increase the body’s production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that scientists believe trigger feelings of happiness .

Tatum Dodd