Who can resist a spectacular and delicious lasagna dish? This versatile recipe, originally from Italy, is a world-famous dish. And so appreciated that it has its own day on the calendar. So if you too are passionate about this humble but delicious Italian dish, celebrate World Lasagna Day with us.
But, let’s start by learning more about this dish
Lasagna is a type of pasta typical of Italian ñwmcocins. This preparation is made with several overlapping sheets between which the filling is added, which can be of many types, although the most popular is undoubtedly meat.
Once assembled, it is covered with béchamel sauce and grated cheese and gratinized in the oven. Although we can also find other cold versions, more summery.
As we were saying, it is a very versatile dish, being able to find lasagna of different ingredients: meat, fish, vegetables… Even in many elaborations the pasta sheets are replaced by vegetable sheets, such as zucchini or eggplant, giving rise to the popular moussaka.
World Lasagna Day
Every July 29th is celebrated the World Day of this beloved dish to pay tribute to it. And, although we have investigated very thoroughly, we have not been able to find the creator of this day.
What is clear is that it is a perfect date that Italian restaurants around the world take advantage of to promote one of its most representative dishes. We can’t think of a better date to eat a good lasagna in an Italian restaurant.
Although you can also celebrate it at home, because, besides being delicious, it is a very simple dish. So, if you dare to celebrate World Lasagna Day at home, you’ll love them!
However you celebrate it, don’t forget to share it with everyone using the Hashtag and #LasagnaDay.
Lasagnas of the World
It is such a popular dish that, as we have seen, it is even celebrated as World Lasagna Day. This has favored the appearance of different versions of lasagna. Thanks to the fact that other gastronomies have been adapting it to their customs and ingredients.
So, to continue celebrating the World Lasagna Day, we are going to know some versions elaborated in different parts of the world.
We will start with Greece, where Musaka is very popular. In this recipe, the pasta sheets are replaced by eggplant slices. And in the same way as lasagna, it is filled with lentils, although it can be made with many other ingredients.
In Venezuela there are two original versions of lasagna. In both, the pasta is replaced by fried plantain slices:
- Pastel de Chucho, whose most common filling is manta ray.
- Pasticho de Plátano, with plantain slices and stuffed with meat and other ingredients.
And finally, we finish with Pastel Azteca, the Mexican version of lasagna. This preparation replaces the pasta sheets with corn tortillas, and also has a meat filling.
As you can see, there are many options to celebrate Lasagna Day as it deserves. With a classic Italian Lasagna or with any of these other options. The important thing is to celebrate its day while we give ourselves a tribute.
Some curiosities about Lasagna
This dish has centuries of history, and the first written recipe for Lasagna dates back to 1316, by Mario Borgogno.
Later, in 1880, it arrived in the United States by the hand of Italian immigrants, having a spectacular reception. And there it became a very popular dish.
But not as popular as it is in Great Britain, since it is one of the countries where lasagna is consumed per person.
Did you know that it is Garfield’s favorite dish? There is not a comic book where this friendly and big orange cat does not appear celebrating a gigantic dish of lasagna. And a good plate of lasagna will brighten anyone’s Monday.
And we finish with the world’s largest lasagna. It was cooked in 2012, by Magillo Restaurant in collaboration with Macro supermarkets. This lasagna weighed no more and no less than 4,865 kg, although I’m sure Garfield wouldn’t have been able to resist it either.
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