Fun Fact (featuring a pasta-eating quiz)

Ciao Readers!

Sorry if the title threw you – no, I have not found a way to provide an actual eating experience on my blog (yet).  (Nor will the quiz, below, be consuming any pasta.)  Today’s fun fact is in the form of a poll about how much pasta Italians v. Americans eat.  Mind you, I did as much research as I could (also some taste-testing) and the answer to the quiz represents the numbers that appeared most frequently and in the most reliable sources (there’s just way too much info in cyberspace).  So, on with today’s quiz:

So, unfortunately, poll-daddy on wordpress is really for just for polls, not quizzes, so the only way for you to know if you got the answer right is for me to tell you.  If I just type it, it will take the fun out of taking the quiz, cause you’ll see the answer below.  Instead, take the quiz first.  (Yes, right now, before you read another word.)  Okay, have you taken it? Seriously?

Alright, now for the answer….I’ll give you a hint…it’s not the first, second or third option… (Yep, that’s about a pound a week for those of you doing the math!)

Thanks for playing along!  (I don’t know about you, but I am really enjoying these “fun facts,” though I just realized that unlike the others, this one is not based on a gripe…..and it’s making me kinda hungry.)

Leave a comment


  1. Peter

     /  December 13, 2012

    Rats…guessed wrong!

  2. Ako

     /  December 13, 2012

    Ha! I’m wrong also. I picked the first one.

  3. Peter

     /  December 13, 2012

    I went for 100 v. 10…although I calculate that I eat more than 10 pounds of pasta a year!

  4. veraersilia

     /  December 13, 2012

    jeee-weeezzz : I picked 30 to 3 – i’d better wake up today….v.
    PS: but what gripe is it based on? now you are eating the best REAL pasta in the world (ITW=intheworld), even if everybody eats as much here it ain’t the same !!!! we should be griping here ! but American mashed potatoes, ITW, cannot be matched in Italy; and what about breakfast biscuits ITW ? neither.

  5. That was fun! I guessed right figuring Americans probably eat pasta once a week. But I gotta say, I tried eating it at Italian levels while we were in Florence and I loved it (must have a pasta machine when I settle down again), my body wasn’t happy with the sudden increase in carbs? wheat? and the corresponding decrease in greens, etc. Italians must have a better balance than I created during that period of pasta gluttony! :o)


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