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October 6, 2018 National Noodle day
Post by John Rancke
Today is National Noodle Day. The word noodle derives from the German word nudel.
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.
ENOUGH ABOUT PASTA
Today is the day we honor Robert De Niro for his performance in Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America”. De Niro plays “Noodles’ opposite James Woods “Max/Bailey”. If you have never seen the classic movie I urge you to do so. One of my 10 greatest movies of all time. An Epic tale!
Robert DeNiro as Noodles
Here is a link to the movie based on the 1952 novel “The Hoods”.
And what ever happened to that Georgia Tech guard from the 80s Craig “Noodles” Neal!!