In 1995, in Rome, Italy, World Pasta Day was started in order to promote the health benefits as well as the pleasure of eating pasta. I remember back in the 1990s when pasta was getting a bad rap. The nutritionists were saying it was bad for people and caused weight gain- remember when those same folks were all negative about eggs and cholesterol? The lowly egg made its way back to us just like pasta has. I’m convinced everything is okay as long as you take it in moderation.
My absolute favorite pasta is Carbonara which is made with cream and bacon (pancetta). I found a recipe that cuts the fat from this dish by using turkey bacon and fat free yogurt and half and half instead. I may have to try it so I can see how it turns out. Check it out here.
Here’s a plate of the yumminess. Excuse me while I drool. Have a wonderful World Pasta Day (and if you have some alphabet soup, you can also have a wonderful WORD pasta day).