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- Nutella is manufactured by the Italian company Ferrero and was first introduced in 1964, although its first iteration dates to 1963.
- The Yorkshire pudding first appeared in The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy by Hannah Glasse in 1747. Glasse was one of the most famous food writers of the time, and the popularity of her book spread the word of the Yorkshire pudding.
- It's hard to imagine that before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy or Italian immigrant communities. The celebratory day began in October 1984, and was created by Gerry Durnell, the publisher of Pizza Today magazine.
- Chinese New Year 2024 will fall on Saturday 10th February 2024, starting a year of the Dragon. As a public holiday, Chinese people will get 7 days off from work from 10th February to 17th February 2024.
- Archaeological evidence suggests that peas were grown in the eastern Mediterranean and Mesopotamia regions at least 5,000 years ago and in Britain as early as the 11th century. Pulses are an important source of protein, especially in developing countries.
- Tortellini originates from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy and has a close association with the city Bologna. Numerous folk tales and legends surround this peculiar looking pasta. The story goes that Venus, the goddess of love, once stayed at a tavern in the city of Castelfranco Emilia.
- A very cheesy day, National Cheddar Day is celebrated annually on February 13. Created by the Tillamook County Creamery Cooperation, this day celebrates the amazing cheese type called cheddar, and all its edible products.
- Shrove Tuesday (known as pancake day in the UK, and Mardi Gras in Latin America) is the day before fasting for Lent begins. Pancake day is celebrated by eating - you guessed it - large amounts of pancakes.
- Perhaps it should come as no surprise that our research found French and Italian foods to be the most popular Valentine's Day meals; French and Italian are the languages of love after all.