"A brief history of Pasta"
With respect of the origin or invention of pasta, the discussion and debate have been around for centuries. Some people believes that Marco Polo, the famous explorer and son of wealthy merchants from Venice, was who introduced in the Italian peninsula the way to made and eat pasta, but this is just a story.
The Venetian adventurer wrote in a book “whit flour lasagna is made and any other way of pasta that in many occasions I taste and took to Venice” but we need take into account that printing press was invented in XV century, giving the chance to spreading out in a massive way books and this happened when the pasta was enough know in the south of Italy, so we have to consider that it was really difficult for Marco Polo Introduced it.
As we know, this
country was not
divided as today, it was an autonomous
city-state. In Naples and Sicily all kinds
of pasta were known as Maccheroni
(macaronis), probably the reason of this
was that many towns had the idea of mix
and elaborate dough, based on wheat flour
at the same time. Anyhow it was an amazing