National Lasagna Day
Five Food Finds about Lasagna
- The plural of lasagna is lasagne. In Italy, the plural form, lasagne, is always used when referring to lasagna.
- The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today. In fact, it is believed by some that the word is derived from the Greek word for “chamber pot” (lasanon).
- Lasagna is made with either flat noodles or rippled noodles. Rippled noodles are common in southern Italy but rarely used in Northern Italy. Rippled noodles are also popular in the United States.
- The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
- Lasagna was called “losyns” in Middle English.
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