“The angels in Paradise eat nothing but vermicelli al pomodoro.”
The Duke of Bovino
Mayor of Naples, 1930
Heavenly, but perhaps a trifle boring after a while.
Because pasta need never be boring, as there are countless ways of making it and serving it. (Just look at the sauces and shapes in our pasta menu.)
Popular legend has it that Marco Polo brought pasta to Italy on his return from his expedition to China. However, gastronomic experts say the origins of pasta are lost in antiquity, dating to before even Roman times.
Elizabeth David has the last word: “there is pasta fatta in casa (home made pasta) and the kind that is mass-produced and dried in the factory.” She is very clear on which is the better. No contest, in fact.
Ristorante Da Angelo agrees.