National Lasagna Day
annually on July 29th
The pasta dish lasagna (or lasagne) is celebrated today on National Lasagna Day, by being baked in homes and being eaten in Italian restaurants, many of which offer deals for it. Lasagna is made with lasagna pasta. Consisting of flat, wide, and thin noodles, this may be one of the oldest types of pasta, dating to Italy in the Middle Ages, probably coming from Naples. To make the dish, the noodles are layered with cheese, like Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan), mozzarella, and ricotta, tomato sauce or other sauces like béchamel and ragù, meat such as hamburger or Italian sausage, and vegetables. Oregano, basil, onion, garlic, and wine are regularly used to add flavor. Lasagna is somewhat time-consuming to make. Time is needed to put it together and for it to bake in an oven. It is cut into squares when served. Many lasagna squares are served up today, on this day devoted to the dish.
How to Observe National Lasagna Day
Eat some lasagna! Bake your own or have some at a restaurant. If eating it at a restaurant, make sure to ask if there are any lasagna specials today!