Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest: Earliest Example of Farm to Table

In 1957, the BBC reported on Switzerland’s spaghetti crop. According to the report, spaghetti cultivation wasn’t carried out in Switzerland to the same scale as it was in Italy... it was more of a family affair.

It turns out that the last 2 weeks of March are an anxious time for the spaghetti farmer as there’s always the chance for a late frost, something that would impair the flavour of the pasta.

The report is also the first time that the now popular `farm to table` concept was mentioned!

Nonetheless, some things never change... there really is ``nothing like homegrown spaghetti! “

Happy April Fool`s Day!!

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