Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fact a Day #117- Today is National Ravioli Day!

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Yummy!!! Today is National Ravioli Day! What a tasty surprise

A big hearty thanks to joyofkosher.com. These fun facts below and the original picture were taken from their site.  They made this post possible and they gave the extra info I needed. So BIG THANKS to them and go check them out because they give some very nice recipes there as well.


Five Fun Facts:
  1. The earliest mention of ravioli appears in the writings of Francesco di Marco, a merchant of Venice in the 14th century.
  2. In India, a popular dish called Gujiya is similar to ravioli, however it is prepared sweet, with a filing of dry fruits, sugar and a mixture of sweet spices, then deep fried in vegetable oil. The dish is a popular food prepared during the Holi festival, mainly in the northern, northwestern and central parts of India.
  3. Typically, ravioli are boiled and served with a rich sauce, although some parts of Italy bake their ravioli in cream sauces after boiling them.
  4. All ravioli starts with a pasta dough, typically made by mixing egg, flour, salt, olive oil, and water. The dough is kneaded and worked to a smooth, moist consistency, and then allowed to rest while the filling is made.
  5. The filling is usually cooked and mixed with egg so that it stays together, and after it cools the dough is rolled out into a flat sheet to make ravioli. Small spoonfuls of dough are placed approximately half an inch (one and a half centimeters) apart before another sheet of rolled out dough is carefully placed on top. A ravioli rolling pin is rolled over the two pieces of dough and the filling, sandwiching the filling into small pockets of dough which can be gently cut apart and cooked.

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