It’s National Linguini Day today! My thoughts naturally turn to the North End of Boston and all the delicious Italian food. Just walking up and down Hanover Street can nearly satisfy your cravings. Ok, maybe not. Then, I got to thinking…what is the most popular pasta dish in Massachusetts? The answer, I found was surprising, to say the least. In fact, most of the New England States, with the exception of one, were surprising to me.
Let’s break it down and take a look at which states are ravioli states, or lasagna states, spaghetti and meatballs or fettucini alfredo states. The choices are literally all over the map. I enlisted the help of Shane Co. who used Google Trends , examing search volume data over a year period. All the information was tallied up to find the most popular pasta dish in every state, across the country, Warning, discovering this data can lead to extrememe hunger. Great, now I really want a piece of lasagna. Pass the bread, please.
I’ll start by revealing our New England states, then share the entire map of the United States pasta preferences. You’ll also find out what is the popular dish, overall. Napkin in lap. Ready, let’s go!