Pasta: my first food, my favourite food, my everything food. With so much love for this delicious, comforting and versatile culinary masterpiece, you can imagine my delight when I discovered that it has been officially honoured with its own celebratory day.

Tomorrow (25th October) is World Pasta Day – and for those of you who adore pasta as much as I do, here are 5 ways to enjoy the pasta party:

  1. Check out this impressive ‘everything you need to know’ infographic about pasta, courtesy of the ShortList.


  1. Embrace some of the best pasta quotes of all time:

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.

(Federico Fellini)


Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

(Sofia Loren)


No man is lonely while eating spaghetti

– it requires too much attention.

(Christopher Morley)

  1. Understand the science behind centuries of Italian creativity, with The Geometry of Pasta’s essential guide to the most popular pasta shapes.pasta-types
  1. Learn how to create a perfect marriage between pasta and sauce.

World Pasta Day


  1. Eat pasta for breakfast, lunch, dinner…and even dessert with this recipe from Gino D’Acampo.



To all the pasta aficionados: Buon appetito!

PS. How well do you know your fettuccine from your farfalle?