Tuesday, March 20, 2012

National Ravioli Day

Traditionally ravioli is pasta stuffed with a variety of cheeses. Besides cheese, ravioli is often stuffed with beef, veal, crab, eggplant, sausage and spinach. Seasoning used on ravioli includes garlic, basil pesto, breadcrumbs and black pepper and are served with butter or olive oil, sauce or in soups.

The first mention of ravioli was in the 14th century. It's noted that Francesco di Marco was the first person to write about ravioli in his personal letters.

Since it’s the first day of spring and there are still some really gorgeous looking squashes in the grocery stores this is the perfect time to impress your family and friends with an extremely tasty and inexpensive dinner tonight, made with a very simple brown butter sauce.

Serve with garlic toast rubbed with a fresh clove of garlic after toasting some fresh, crusty Italian bread and there you go – a beautiful, delectable treat in a tiny pocket for dinner.

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