Ravioli is one of the most popular dishes among pasta lovers. If you love pasta then you’re almost definitively going to love pasta stuffed; is there anything better? Ravioli lovers are going to together on the 20th of March to celebrate National Ravioli Day, why don’t you join us!
The first mention of ravioli dates back to the 14th century in the writings of Italian merchant Fransecro di Marco. Before people began to get more creative ravioli were filled with minced blanched green herbs mixed with beaten egg, and fresh cheese, and is still popular today. Some may even say that Pop Tarts are a form of sweet ravioli, although you’ll have to come along to join that heated debate.
Ravioli can be canned or frozen, although many Italians may describe the act as heretic. Italians love filling their ravioli with ricotta, spinach, nutmeg and black pepper, but ravioli flavoured with seafood, meat, vegetables or cheese are also very popular.
Not only the Italians have a passion for stuffing various flour based mediums with flavourful fillings. The popular Indian dish Gujiya is prepared with sweet filling of fruit, sugar and sweet spices mixture, then deep fried and served as a desert. Samosas can also be considered similar to ravioli, but instead stuffed with meat, potato, peas and served with sweet and sour sauce.
So come along on the 20th of March and celebrate everyone’s favourite stuffed pasta, just be careful bringing up Pop Tarts!