Good Morning readers,
Today 6th October is National Noodle Day... Noodles come in many varieties, and National Noodle Day, which is observed each year on October 6, recognizes them all. Noodles are made by rolling unleavened dough out and cutting into a variety of shapes. While long, flat noodles may seem to be the most common, they come in a variety of forms, names, and textures. Each kind of noodle will pair differently with different kinds of sauces and meals.
Found in regions all over the world, noodles are made from a variety of flours. In Asian cuisine, root vegetables, such as yams and potatoes, beans, rice, wheat, and buckwheat are all found in a wide assortment of noodles. Europeans make most of their pasta from durum or semolina flour, though potato noodles a enjoyed as well.
In 2002, archaeologists along the Yellow River in China found an earthenware bowl containing some 4000-year-old noodles which had been well preserved.
Here are 5 facts you need to know about Noodles :-)
1. Australians consume more than 18 million kilograms of noodles every year – that’s almost one kilogram per person!
2. In Japan, it is considered good form to loudly slurp your noodles as a way of telling your host that you are enjoying the meal.
3. Noodles symbolise longevity in China.
4. Noodles have been created from flour and water since 1000BC and today they are more popular than ever.
5. Noodles are low in fat and have a very low sodium content.