National Pasta Day


National Pasta Day

If you Google the words, “National Pasta Day,”  you will find references to a wide variety of dates and events.  The one I’m referring to took place last Saturday at the Forks Market, here in Winnipeg.

Sponsored by the Canadian Culinary Federation, this is third year in a row that this event has been held at the Forks, and across Canada, 18 cities were holding similar events.  For $5.00 you were able to purchase a plate of pasta with either meat or vegetarian sauce, along with a bread stick and a topping of Parmesan cheese.  As you can see below, the meat sauce was thick and hearty and the portion was quite substantial.

A Thick and hearty meat sauce for the pasta.

A Thick and hearty meat sauce for the pasta.

A Full Lunch portion for only $5.00

A Full Lunch portion of pasta for only $5.00

Pasta for Good Causes

What made this lunch even better though, is that the $5.00 cost was going to help two different organizations.  All of the food had been donated by a variety of businesses.  If I remember correctly, it was Pratt’s Wholesale, City Bread, To-Le-Do Meats and Sysco.  As a result the Culinary Federation’s student program and Winnipeg Harvest were able to benefit as the recipients of the proceeds. You may have missed the event this year, but keep your eyes and ears open for next years event.

The team of young chefs that prepared the meal.

The team of young chefs that prepared the pasta lunch.

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