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  1. Italy is not just a country! Italy is a feeling of freedom...
  2. Italians are famous fans of shouting loudly! Falling asleep in Italy is another challenge...
  3. If an Italian suddenly becomes silent, then most likely it is a dead Italian!
  4. Italy is a country of music and songs, oddly enough! It is impossible to imagine Italy without them...
  5. There are things that are inextricably linked with each other... for example, scarves and Italy!
  6. The Italians have built a whole cult of delicious food! And guess what? This is awesome!
  7. Yes, Italy will never be the same...
  8. There is no country in the world in which there is so much courage and madness as in Italy!
  9. Rumor has it that the Lord God himself goes to Italy on vacation!
  10. Hmm, now instead of Italy, grandma is waiting for us all in the village... The world has changed dramatically!
  11. It seems to me that Venice could have become the best city in the world if it had not been flooded!
  12. Italian girls are the best in the world! They have absolutely no complexes...
  13. Italians are an open people. They always say what they think! You should learn from them...
  14. Rome... it makes me think of a man who makes money by showing his grandfather's corpse to tourists!
  15. If you think that Russians like to break the rules, then you simply do not know that the speed on the highway in Italy is limited only by the speed of your car!
  16. Oh, you can quarantine the whole world... just leave Venice to me!
  17. They say that Italy resembles the shape of a woman's boot. This is wrong! Italy resembles the shape of heaven...
  18. Only a couple of thoughts enter the head of a purebred Italian... the second is about spaghetti!
  19. Italy is an incredible country. Every city there is its own little world...
  20. This is unthinkable, but in Italy religion and immorality are so combined with each other that it is simply impossible to imagine this country otherwise!


No, this is not a mistake! Not for lunch, but for dessert! It was for dessert that their inventors, the Italians, used pasta as a sweet delicacy. What else do we know about pasta? What do we know that is not true?...

Real pasta is made only from durum wheat. They were invented this way in Italy. Everything else is just noodles. It was prepared by the Egyptians back in the 4th millennium BC.

In Italy, noodles appeared in the 4th century BC. Then the Romans conquered the European peoples, and adopted the best inventions into their culture. Along with the seven-day week, the alphabet and gladiator fights, they took away the recipe for noodles. And then they abandoned soft varieties of wheat - bread from it crumbled and quickly became stale. Durum wheat noodles could be stored for several years - such food was ideal for the army.

In the XV-XVI centuries. pasta began to be made throughout Italy. But the product was considered an expensive delicacy. It was consumed as a dessert - in small portions with honey and sugar.

They united Italy

Until the mid-19th century, Italy was divided into four different states. Durum wheat grew only in Sicily. Due to grain imports, pasta was very expensive. Residents did not have enough land and bread, they demanded the unification of Italy into one kingdom.

After a series of wars, Sicily became part of Italy, and factory owners began to plant durum wheat in all areas of the country. This made the production of pasta cheap, which played into the hands of the ideologists of the unification.

General Giuseppe Garibaldi predicted: “I swear, pasta will unite Italy.” The very fact that the poor could afford to eat gourmet spaghetti was a small victory over the bourgeoisie. Cheap pasta rallied the people and gave them strength to continue the struggle and further unite the states of Italy.

That's macaroni!

The word “pasta” arose from the word “makare” - mash, knead. The names of other types of pasta also come from the Italian language, for example, vermicelli - from the word “worm”, and spaghetti - “rope”.

Medieval Italians interpreted the history of the name “pasta” in their own way. Legend has it that a cook saw his daughter playing with dough, rolling it into thin tubes. The resourceful owner cooked them. The Italians liked the dish so much that the chef made a fortune from it and invested money in the construction of the world's first factory for the production of unusual noodles. The entrepreneur's name was Marco Aroni.

By the middle of the 18th century, the word “pasta” acquired a special meaning in England. They denoted everything that was most elegant. And the slang expression “That's macaroni” was used as a synonym for “okay.”

How did pasta appear in Russia?

Peter I invited foreigners to build ships. The Italian carpenter Fernando loved pasta so much that he told the secret of its preparation to a Russian entrepreneur. The latter began making them at home, but did not share either pasta or earnings with the Italian. Then Fernando took revenge on the owner and sold the secret to competitors, who built the first pasta factory in Odessa at the end of the 18th century.

In 1913, there were about 40 enterprises in Russia that produced 30 thousand tons of pasta per year. A special variety of wheat, Taganrog, even grew in the country. The Italians considered it ideal for creating pasta. Taganrog-based pasta was exported to the USA. But after the 1917 revolution, grain supplies from Russia stopped. Hunger destroyed all reserves of the miracle cereal along with the seeds for planting.

There was a legend in the USSR that pasta in the country was produced with a caliber of 7.62 mm (0.3 inches) in order to transfer machines to the production of cartridges in case of war. In fact, such a transition is technologically impossible. The sizes of bullets and pasta coincided only because factory production was tied to the inch-foot system.

Mama Pasta

The Italians built a pasta museum in Rome, which houses machines, ancient dough recipes and photographs of celebrities devouring spaghetti with a hungry look. There is even a gallery of paintings with pasta subjects. In the Middle Ages, Italians attributed medicinal and magical properties to pasta.

Italian psychologists came to the conclusion that the male part of the country associates pasta with mother. After all, they cook and eat it in the family circle. But pizza is associated with a mistress. Cooking it correctly requires skill, and it is almost impossible to bake it at home.

Do pasta grow on trees?

On April 1, 1957, BBC journalists reported on the news about a bumper pasta harvest in Switzerland. The presenter said that after many years of experiments, breeders achieved the same length of pasta! The editors received bags of letters: many asked to send seedlings, and only a few understood the subtle humor.

There is still some truth in this joke. In North America there is a macaroni tree called catalpa. At the end of August, the tree is covered with long pods, up to 45 cm long. From a distance, the fruits look like pasta.

Pasta Man

Advertiser Alexander Kolpakov was attracted not by the taste of the pasta, but by its appearance. He has been collecting pasta for 11 years. During this time, Alexander collected more than 300 types of curly pasta. The collection took up almost the entire wall. Some of the copies I brought myself from abroad, some were gifts from friends - paste in the shape of stars, cars, maple leaves and body parts...

“The hobby was passed on to me from my grandfather. He brought back a pack of trophy pasta from the war. True, they didn’t make it into my collection - my grandfather ate them during the hungry year.

I bought the most expensive pasta in Novosibirsk. They cost seven hundred rubles and are made in the shape of shells from striped dough. I was passing through the city at the time and immediately decided to buy them. Still, it would be stupid to return to Novosibirsk for a pack of pasta.

Pasta is beautiful and functional. Their form is so laconic and original that there is no need to add anything else. They can become a work of art in themselves. I have two bags of pasta in my closet. I glue three or four noodles of each type onto one picture, and keep the rest as replacements in case they fade or break.

I tried to look for people in Tomsk who could make something worthwhile out of pasta. I gave them pasta of different shapes and colors. And they suddenly began to paint and decorate them. This is not necessary. The pasta speaks for itself.

Once I was doing a series of photographs: I was photographing the faces of girls of different nationalities. The Ukrainian woman’s face was buried in lard, the Korean woman’s face was buried in carrots. Two more dark-skinned girls passed for a Brazilian - photo with pepper, and an Italian - with pasta.

Sometimes I throw pasta parties. I turn on Celentano's records, take out a couple of bottles of wine and cook some pasta. Most often I buy ketchup or any sauce at the supermarket. The main thing is to never cook pasta with different cubes. This can ruin even the most expensive and exclusive pasta.

To be honest, all pasta tastes the same. There are a lot of different pastas in the world with additives: chocolate, cuttlefish ink, vegetables and balsamic vinegar. Even a gourmet cannot distinguish their taste. I think this is a marketing ploy to increase the cost of the pasta.

How to cook pasta correctly?

Chef of Slavic Bazaar Maxim Guzarov prepares a portion of first-class pasta in 20 minutes. The chef likes cannelloni the most: he deftly stuffs the wide pasta with meat filling. Guzarov's favorite dessert is also made from pasta - pasta with strawberries and vanilla sauce.

“You can make anything you want from pasta: soup, casserole and dessert,” says Maxim Guzarov. — The main thing is not to limit yourself to the hackneyed Bolognese and Carbonara, experiment.

A few tricks for cooking pasta from the chef.
You need to cook it in a wide, low saucepan with a thick bottom. Pour three glasses of water into the pan (per one hundred grams of dry pasta). Salt the water. When it boils, place the pasta in the pan and let the water boil again. Reduce heat and do not cover the pan with a lid. Slowly stir the pasta from time to time with the back of a spoon.

The less you “injure” the pasta, the more crumbly and tastier it will turn out. After 8-10 minutes, taste the pasta. They should be soft and not have a powdery layer at the bite site. When ready, turn off the stove, cover the pan and drain the water after 3 minutes. Do not rinse the finished pasta with cold water, just add a little olive or vegetable oil to it.

They made pasta famous

Composer Gioachino Rossini

The Italian composer once admitted that he cried only twice in his life. The first time was when I heard Paganini play, and the second time was when I dropped a dish of my favorite pasta.

Actress Sophia Loren

The Italian actress in the book “Woman and Beauty” revealed the secret of her slimness: “Eat more pasta! How do I manage to stay in shape while eating so much spaghetti? I am often asked this question while sneaking glances at my hips and waist. So, now well-known authorities have confirmed what Italian mothers have known for centuries - dough products are beneficial to the body.”

Scientist Bobby Henderson

In 2005, Kansas decided to teach religious and non-scientific theories rather than Darwinian evolution in schools. As a sign of protest, Bobby Henderson founded his own religion - a belief in a supernatural Creator similar to pasta and meatballs (the Flying Pasta Monster). He even had followers - Pastafarians (from the word “pasta”).

US President Thomas Jefferson

The third American president loved pasta so much that in 1789 he built the first machine for its industrial production in America. He spied her drawing in France, where he served as ambassador.

Lunch Discussion Topics

What is "paste"?

In Russia, vermicelli, shells, and spaghetti are mistakenly called pasta. In fact, pasta is a “hollowed out” product that is empty in the middle. In Italy, all types of products made from durum wheat are usually called pasta, and whether it is pasta or farfalli (bows) is not so important. In Russia, the name “paste” did not catch on - people had associations with ink. “Pasta” in Italian is also a synonym for the word “food” in general.

“Don’t bullshit me!”

In Italy, France and Greece it is enshrined in law that pasta can only be made from durum wheat. Using other raw materials without mentioning them on the label is fraudulent.

There is no such law in the USA, Spain and Canada, but in these countries traditionally most pasta is made from durum varieties. In Russia and Eastern Europe, pasta is made mainly from soft varieties, so it is not paste at all, but ordinary noodles.

Real pasta can be identified by its appearance. The paste has a smooth surface, an even golden or creamy color, and has a small amount of black (remnants of grain shells) and white dots (traces of unkneading).

Don't eat pasta for dinner

If you overuse pasta, you can gain weight from it, but the portion you eat at lunch will not affect your waistline. Pasta contains beneficial microelements, such as riboflavin, which reduces fatigue. There are vitamins of groups B, PP, A, E.

The paste also contains protein - 13 g per 100 g, and there is practically no fat. It is not high in calories at all - 100 g of dry pasta contains 330 kcal. Durum wheat pasta contains less starch than regular noodles.

Doctors recommend that athletes eat pasta, but the main thing is not to eat this dish for dinner. In Europe, they even produce medicinal varieties of pasta - with the addition of algae, bran and vegetable extracts.

Pasta diet

It is usually prescribed to diabetics and overweight people, as well as those suffering from heart attacks. On it you can eat a lot of bread, pasta and vegetables, drink red wine (no more than two glasses a day).

But you will have to reduce the consumption of dairy products and meat, and reduce fats to a minimum. This diet is rich in protective nutrients such as antioxidants and vitamins.

Oh, this Italy!

Beautiful statuses about Italy - tell everyone about what you think is really important!

  1. That's it, we don't go to Italy anymore! Now we are going to the Azov puddle...
  2. Italians are the most romantic people! I saw this French caliphate of yours in its grave...
  3. Italy changes over the years. Centuries change its appearance beyond recognition, but Rome is always Rome!
  4. Is Venice the most wonderful city? Hmm, I heard that he drowned...
  5. Going to Venice is the same as eating a whole box of Rafaelkas in one mug!
  6. You know, it’s not the Leaning Tower of Pisa that’s leaning! It’s our world that has gone somewhere wrong...
  7. If in France everyone imagines themselves as Napoleons, then in Italy everyone imagines themselves as Jesus!
  8. If you don’t know what to say when meeting an Italian, say “pasta”, then you will definitely become best friends!
  9. People go to Italy for Italy, not for the Italians... so less Italian, more Italian...
  10. Italy is a country that, once you fall in love with, you can never stop loving!
  11. Italy is a huge muse in the form of a boot! First she inspires you, and then she makes you fall in love forever...
  12. If there is something attractive about Venice, then words definitely cannot describe it!
  13. Until you have seen Rome, you will never understand how majestic our history is...
  14. Italy is a pink dream. It should not happen... because there is nothing further to dream about...
  15. As the ancient Romans said, time with wine and love does not count towards death!
  16. Only in Italy and France is the address “my love” not considered vulgar!
  17. Italian persistence is when it’s easier to give than to explain why you can’t!
  18. While the whole world is worrying about quarantine, Italians are singing songs from their balconies! This is what the national spirit is!
  19. Coronavirus may not be so bad after all! Well, just think, a few Italians will die... Italy will remain!
  20. When I get old, I would like to be like Rome!

Why is it worth reading the sayings of Roman philosophers?

Here is a collection of “sayings of Roman philosophers”, as well as interesting information about milestones in their biography.
Philosophy originated and developed in ancient Greece (including Athens, Ionia, Sicily) and arrived relatively late in Rome, where it met some initial resistance. The history of Roman philosophy consists of the gradual adoption and adaptation of ancient Greek philosophical doctrines by Roman authors. Roman philosophical concepts were heavily influenced by the ancient Greeks, particularly the Stoics and Epicureans. Most of the sayings of Roman philosophers were in Greek or Latin.

Lucretius Car Titus, Cicero with his school of eclecticism, and Seneca the Younger are considered important figures in ancient Roman philosophy. Also important contributions were made by Juvenal Decimus Junius and Quintilian Marcus Fabius. Later, with the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the Christian philosophy of St. Augustine Aurelius became fundamental.

The Meditations of the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius are still revered today as a literary monument to the philosophy of service and duty, describing how to find and maintain equanimity in the midst of conflict, using nature as a source of guidance and inspiration. Stoicism is based on the idea that the purpose of life is to live in harmony with nature. Nature itself is defined as the entire cosmos, including our compatriots.

Thus, Epictetus, a former slave, became a teacher of Stoic philosophy. His school of Stoicism flourished in the second century AD. and taught how to bring this idea to life. Among the sayings of this Roman thinker was the following: “Some things are under our control, and some are not. And if we can’t control something, then we shouldn’t waste energy on it.”

Thus, many statements of Roman philosophers help contemporaries cope with... depression. You need to change not things (work, family, environment), but just your attitude towards them, and then you will achieve harmony with nature.

Laughter with pasta

Cool quotes about Italy that will not only raise a serious topic, but also make visitors to your page laugh!

  1. Italians are so temperamental that sometimes you want them to be normal people for a little while...
  2. Italy is always on the winning side! We just got burned once...
  3. The most permanent job in Italy, oddly enough, is temporary!
  4. If the Berlin Wall were built in Italy, it would collapse on its own within a couple of years!
  5. Italian trains run with such delays that sometimes you stop believing in their existence...
  6. Tiramisu and Italy... what more could you want?
  7. Why does the Italian fleet have a transparent bottom on its ships? To see the rest of your fleet!
  8. Everything is serious in Europe, but no one is panicking! And in Italy everyone is panicking, but somehow not seriously...
  9. When an Italian is sad, another Frenchman is born into the world!
  10. Italy has always been driven by an irresistible need for injustice...
  11. Italy is a country that has climbed out of the 16th century and into the 21st!
  12. You know, perhaps Italy would be a wonderful country if it weren’t for the Italians! Although, wait a minute...
  13. In Italy, everything happens so quickly that prices in cafes sometimes change even at the moment when you are chewing your bun!
  14. In Italy, everything is so bad that soon there will be no one to even organize strikes!
  15. The Italian military will never retreat! She just does a 180 degree turn...
  16. Europe is an amazing place! What is Italy worth... oh yes, now it’s worth nothing!
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