Breakfast buffet: National lasagna day
July 29th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Today's foodie forecast: layers and layers of flavor - July 29 is National Lasagna Day.

What do you do with flat, chewy pasta and curly edges? Slap some cheese, tomato sauce and your choice of meat or veggies in between, throw it in the oven and scarf down this tremendously tiered dish.

Several origin stories surround lasagna, and a couple point to Ancient Greece as the birthplace of this cheesy comfort food - includng one that the name stems from the type of serving dish, lasonon, used to bake lasagna. Now characteristic of central Italy, lasagna has many flavorful variations, depending on the region.

Whether you're a meat lover or vegetarian, ragù purist or Béchamel enthusiast, there's a type of lasagna for everyone. You can even wrap it like a roll-up if you like your lasagna on the go.

And if you love lasagna as much as Weird Al Yankovic, la-la-la-la-la-lasagna the night away.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. parsha


    August 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  2. herbert

    Someone should tell lil wayne lol

    July 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
  3. Noxious Sunshine

    I made Buddy Valastri's (Cake/Kitchen Boss) lasagna recipe minus the veal & sugar.. My fiancee isn't big on cheese (dairy products send him to the can quick) & pasta, but he wolfed down nearly the entire pan.

    July 29, 2011 at 10:34 am |
  4. Chris

    I can be bribed with a pan of lasagne! I expect a windfall today! LOL!

    July 29, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  5. Garfield


    July 29, 2011 at 9:01 am |
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