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Discover interesting italian food facts: Did you know that tagliatelle is of Emilian origin?

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According to the legend, tagliatelle was invented in 1487 by Maestro Zafirano, a cook from the village of Bentivoglio, who was asked to prepare a memorable banquet in honor of Lucrezia Borgia. Lucrezia was due to visit the city on her way to Ferrara to marry the Duke Alfonso D’Este.

The chef, Mastro Zefirano, prepared several delicious dishes, which included a new type of pasta made by cutting classic lasagne into long golden strips of pasta in honor of the bride’s legendary blonde hair. This pasta became known as tagliatelle!

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