National Ravioli Day is a food feast celebrated on March 20th of every year. Pasta is one most popular food item preferred and eaten by many. Those pasta lovers would have known about one famous Italian pasta dish named Ravioli. It is been relished by millions of people not only in Italy but also from all over the world. Ravioli if often a homemade preparation and is a dumpling with fillings. Although, the fillings vary from place to place Ravioli makes the best pair of broth or pasta sauce. Pick your favorite Ravioli fillings from cheesy to meaty in square or circular shape. Bite to eat some finger licking, soft, delicious Ravioli as to treat yourself on National Ravioli Day.
“Pasta is the one food I can’t live without. It’s the food I eat to fuel my running.” – Joe Bastianich
History of National Ravioli Day
The history and origin of the National Ravioli Day are not precisely found. Also, there is no record found about the first occurrence and the person who has created this Day. However, the history of Ravioli is rich, and that would be the reason for this food feast. Ravioli are one of the traditional recipes from the Italian cuisine. It is a type of dumpling made of a filling sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough. The Ravioli will usually be served in either in a broth or with a pasta sauce. Ravioli are typically made into a square shape. In the present day, this Italian filled pasta is available in circular or semi-circular shapes.
Ravioli are often served as the main course, a side dish or even an appetizer. It is baked or deep fried in many popular recipes. The Italian filled pasta is also served as a dessert with the addition of chocolate, cream cheese stuffing and a caramel sauce. Traditionally, Ravioli are made at home, and the filling varies according to the area where they are prepared, and it ranges from meet to cheese and chocolate. The filling is made with ricotta cheese, nutmeg, spinach, and black pepper in Rome and Latium.
Whereas in Sardinia, ravioli are usually filled with the ricotta and grated lemon rind. The machines are involved in mass-production of Ravioli in the modern-day. Other fillings include beef, chicken, processed cheese, or Italian sausage and are served with a tomato, tomato-meat, or tomato-cheese sauce. In some parts of the world, Ravioli has been breaded and deep-fried to serve it as a snack food or appetizer. The earliest known mention of this Italian filled pasta appeared in the 14th century.
How to Celebrate National Ravioli Day
Celebrating the National Ravioli Day is quite simple and easy. Firstly, you must eat some Ravioli from your favourite restaurant. Take this Day to perfectly enjoy eating some different Ravioli recipes like Ravioli Lasagna, Easy Ravioli Bake, Ravioli Dolci or anything you haven’t tried eating. You can also prepare Ravioli traditionally at your home although you need little patience. So get to know about the Ravioli, its variants, and its making to prepare homemade Ravioli dish. Dump your favourite fillings and make it either sweet or savoury. Serve this Italian pasta recipe to your family to make them enjoy this delicious pasta dish. Bake it or add chocolate and cream to serve it as a snack food for your children. You can share your Ravioli Day celebrations, photos and your views on the social media using the hashtag #RavioliDay.