March 20 is National Ravioli Day

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Ravioli:

  1. The first mentions of Ravioli was in the 14th century Venus.
  2. The word ravioli is from an old Italian word riavvolgere (“to wrap”)
  3. Canned ravioli was pioneered by Chef Boyardee in the 1930’s
  4. “Fresh” packed ravioli lasts up for several week while fresh made lasts for just a few days.
  5.  Italian tradition  is to serve vegetarian ravioli, particularly on Fridays. Meats is served as a side or later in the meal.

Fun Fact:

Ravioli appears in In India, a popular dish called Gujiya is similar to ravioli, however it is prepared sweet, with a filing of dry fruits, sugar and a mixture of sweet spices, then deep fried in vegetable oil.

 Ravioli nudi, or “naked ravioli”, refers to simply the filling without the pasta shell.

Jewish cuisine has a similar dish called Kreplach, a pocket of meat or other filling covered by egg pasta.

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