Each year on July 7th, pasta lovers across the nation celebrate on National Macaroni Day, and in Osceola County… it’s no different.

Typically made with durum wheat, macaroni is a large variety of dry pasta which usually doesn’t contain eggs. Most people think the shape of this type of pasta gives macaroni its name, but its actually the kind of dough from which the noodles are made that brings  us the name.

Just to be clear, Pasta is actually the dough that is made with wheat flour and water,  but it is just the starting point as many different shapes are made after drying this dough. Macaroni is one shape that looks like an elbow, is 3-5 inches in length and is a hollow cylindrical tube. The noodle is formed into shells, spirals, straight and many other shapes as well.

So, today let’s this very popular and delicious food item… macaroni! It’s easy to make yourself, or even better, stop out to a local restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal that includes macaroni!

Here are a few of our local restaurant suggestions:

Chimentos in St. Cloud
The Italian Joint in Kissimmee
Noodles at the Loop in Kissimmee
Macaroni Grill in Kissimmee
Olive Garden in Kissimmee

Enjoy National Macaroni Day!