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National Macaroni Day

Celebrate National Macaroni Day with a delicious twist - try out unique recipes, new flavors, and get creative in the kitchen!
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July 7
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Get ready to celebrate National Macaroni Day on July 7! Who knew macaroni could be so delicious? This classic Italian dish has been around for centuries and is popular all over the world. Legend has it that Marco Polo brought macaroni back to Italy from China in the 13th century, but it wasn't until the late 19th century that it became a popular American dish. So let's get cooking and make some yummy macaroni dishes this July 7!

History of National Macaroni Day

National Macaroni Day Dates

National Macaroni Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>15th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Macaroni Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>Macaroni, as we know it, starts to gain popularity in Italy and becomes a staple in Italian cuisine.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1793</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>U.S. Macaroni Patents</div><div class='timeline-text'>Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. president, secured a patent for the first macaroni machine after an Italian dinner made him fall in love with the food.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Macaroni in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to mass Italian immigration in the 19th century, macaroni and other pasta dishes began gaining popularity in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1937</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Macaroni & Cheese Introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kraft Foods introduced boxed macaroni and cheese during the Great Depression, making the dish accessible and affordable for anyone.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Gourmet Spin</div><div class='timeline-text'>Higher-end variations of mac and cheese, using quality cheese and fresh pasta, began appearing on restaurant menus.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Macaroni Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday to celebrate the beloved pasta dish was officially designated to July 7.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Macaroni Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own macaroni</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making macaroni is not as hard as it seems. Boil water, add the macaroni, stir occasionally and when ready drain and rinse. Now you have the base of your dish.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for macaroni</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to your favorite Italian restaurant and order some delicious macaroni dishes like mac and cheese or penne ala vodka. You can also find other creative pasta dishes on Yelp.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a macaroni party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a fun night of creating your own Macaroni dishes. Let everyone make their own version of macaroni salad, bake some mac and cheese, or even do an Iron Chef style challenge!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a macaroni eating contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a competition with family and friends to see who can eat the most macaroni in one sitting! To make it more interesting add in different types of sauces and toppings to mix up the flavor.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a cooking course</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Learning how to cook unique and delicious macaroni dishes will give you endless options for celebrating National Macaroni Day every year! Check out your local cooking school for courses on pasta making.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Macaroni Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It is convenient</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Macaroni and cheese is one of the most convenient meals you can make. All you have to do is boil macaroni noodles, mix in some cheese sauce, and voila! You have a delicious, comforting meal that takes almost no time to make.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It is versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Macaroni and cheese can be eaten as a side dish or main course. It can also be customized with different kinds of cheeses, meats, vegetables, or herbs to make it even more flavorful. The possibilities are endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's kid friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Kids love macaroni and cheese - and mom and dad don't mind either! Not only is it easy for kids to eat, but the cheesy goodness makes it so enjoyable that even picky eaters won't be able to resist. Plus, making sure everyone gets at least one serving of yummy mac & cheese is yet another reason why National Macaroni Day should be celebrated!</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts for National Macaroni Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Macaroni Got Its Name From a Greek Word</h3><p class='facts-text'>Macaroni derives its name from the Greek word "makarones," which roughly translates as "long life" or "blessed." Over time, the words transformed into "maccheroni" in Italian, which ultimately became "macaroni" in English.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Macaroni Was Once Used to Describe a Fashion Trend</h3><p class='facts-text'>In the 18th century, "Macaroni" was a term used to describe a fashionable man who dressed in high-class, often extravagant European attire. The same term gave rise to the line in the song "Yankee Doodle" – "stuck a feather in his hat and called it Macaroni."</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Macaroni is Made with Durum Wheat Semolina</h3><p class='facts-text'>Durum wheat semolina, rich in protein and gluten, is generally used in making macaroni. The wheat's yellow color gives macaroni its characteristic color.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>America's 'Macaroni' Often Refers to Elbow Macaroni</h3><p class='facts-text'>While "macaroni" refers to any tubular-shaped pasta in most parts of the world, Americans commonly use the term to reference 'elbow macaroni', which is bent in the middle.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Thomas Jefferson Brought the First Macaroni Maker to America</h3><p class='facts-text'>Thomas Jefferson, while serving as the American Ambassador to France, fell in love with pasta and brought the first macaroni maker to America in 1789. He used the machine to introduce macaroni to his fellow countrymen.</p></div></div>

National Macaroni Day FAQs

When is National Macaroni Day?

National Macaroni Day is celebrated on July 7th every year. In 2024 National Macaroni Day will occur on a Sunday.

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