It's National Pasta Day on October 17!

If you love pasta, you may want to celebrate National Pasta Day on October 17!  SCCL has some great resources to help you celebrate!

Children may enjoy the following books:

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party
By James Dean

On order-holds may be placed
Pizza Mouse Pizza Mouse
By Michael Garland

More Spaghetti I Say More Spaghetti, I Say!
By Rita Golden Gelman

Tony and the Pizza Champions Tony and the Pizza Champions
By Toni Gemignani

Author owns local restaurants!
Tyler Makes Spaghetti! Tyler Makes Spaghetti!
By Tyler Florence

ABC Pasta ABC Pasta
By Juana Medina

Introduces the letters of the alphabet with circus performers made out of pasta!
Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni
By Marilyn Sadler

The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)
By Philomon Sturges

Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti
By Tom Watson

This is a chapter book.

Pasta is so versatile that it can be combined with almost any flavor and protein-beef, chicken, pork, or shrimp.  Check out some cookbooks:
Fabio's 30-Minute Italian Fabio's 30-Minute Italian
By Fabio Viviani
Perfect Pan Pizza Perfect Pan Pizza 
By Peter Reinhart

For factual information about pasta, try one of SCCL's databases such as U.S. History (Gale in Context).  The steps to access this database are:

Go to
Click on "All Online Library 24/7" on the Toolbar.
Click "Research: Articles & More".
Click "History & Biography".
Click on "U.S. History".

In the first reference article by Luisa Del Giudice that appears for the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (Vol 3), learn about the history of dough vs. pasta!

To see a short video of how to make pasta, search "Pasta Machine", then click "Homemade Pasta"!

Enjoy the day, and don't forget to eat pasta!
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