Start Date

25-4-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2022 12:00 PM

Disciplines

History | Public History | Social History

Subjects

Noodles, Pasta products -- Italy -- History, Cooking -- China -- History, Food -- History

Abstract

There are many foods historians consider to be an important part of history but many have overlooked a food with rich culinary, cultural, and historical impact: the noodle. Much of the history of this food is complex and different throughout the diverse societies it is a part of. This paper focuses on the unique, influential cultures and traditions of Italy and China, through the lens of noodles and pasta. Additionally, it expands to examine surrounding regions and the culmination of ideas that have led to distinct noodle cultures around the world. From prehistoric times to the present day, this food has had a lasting legacy and will continue to be a staple food for millions of people worldwide.

Notes

3rd place winner of the Karen E. Hoppes Young Historians Award for Outstanding Research and Writing.

Rights

© 2022 Nola Lierheimer

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37438

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Apr 25th, 9:00 AM Apr 25th, 12:00 PM

So Many Possibilities: A History of Noodles & Pasta

There are many foods historians consider to be an important part of history but many have overlooked a food with rich culinary, cultural, and historical impact: the noodle. Much of the history of this food is complex and different throughout the diverse societies it is a part of. This paper focuses on the unique, influential cultures and traditions of Italy and China, through the lens of noodles and pasta. Additionally, it expands to examine surrounding regions and the culmination of ideas that have led to distinct noodle cultures around the world. From prehistoric times to the present day, this food has had a lasting legacy and will continue to be a staple food for millions of people worldwide.