13February, 2017 U.S.
Tortellini is the pasta of legends. As the story goes, the Goddess Venus had come to stay at a tavern in the Italian city of Bologna. The owner, trying to spy on her through the keyhole, was only able to see her navel. He was so inspired by the sight that he rushed to his kitchen and created the navel-shaped pasta we now call tortellini. Now these pasta pillows of deliciousness are adored by pasta lovers all over the world. So on February 13, whether you enjoy them with butter and sage or prosciutto and parmesan, lift a fork to celebrate National Tortellini Day.