National Tortellini Day

National Tortellini Day

Tortellini is a pasta that has made centuries of tradition for all the families that live in an Italian province called Modena.

The pasta is made on special occasions, using recipes handed down from one generation to another.

collage-of-places-in-modena-italyViews of the Province of Modena, Italy

It is said the origins of the tortellini dates back to the early 1600’s.

There is doubt and speculation as to who the person or persons are that invented the pasta.

Italian food is romantic

Today, February 13th is National Tortellini Day in the USA, according to The Nibble.

Italian food represents romance, and can bring out the romantic affection in anyone.


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How is Tortellini Made

Here is a short video to demonstrate how tortellini is made. The video will present the preparation of Tortellini Bolognesi.

 

Nutritional Benefits of Tortellini 

Regular cheese tortellini is pasta made from flour, though it does have some nutritional benefits.

This includes 72 mg of potassium, 20 mg of magnesium, also some small amounts of vitamins A and B-12, and including iron per 3/4 cup serving.

Recent studies have shown that a deficiency in vitamin B-12 can be associated with feelings of fatigue and low energy, including depression, irritability, anxiety, and dementia. So let’s eat some Tortellini.

Here’s three recipes from our kitchen to celebrate National Tortellini Day:

Mushroom Tortellini with Asparagus

Mushroom Tortellini with Asparagus

Plated close up of Tortellini and Summer Sausage with Tomato Basil Vinagrette

Tortellini and Summer Sausage with Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Sausage and Tortellini Soup

 

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