Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

And, on the lighter side...

... I would really like to know who invented ELBOW MACARONI? When was it invented? And, why was it invented?

I mean consider elbow macaroni. It couldn't have just been an accident. Okay, how about the design of a mini-doughnut machine was flawed? It is a freak of nature, that grew on a weird spaghetti tree in an orchard just to the North of Rome?

I am interested in invention, design and industrial processes. I've googled macaroni (interesting concept-carbs by computer). I can find when and where Mac and Cheese was invented and packaged. I can figure out (roughly-conceptualize) how I would desgn a machine to make it in industrial quantities. I even messed around and figured out(slow and painstaking-better to buy it at the grocery) how to make Elbow Macaroni at home(but the elbow part of what I made really sucked-it was mostly straight like a fat soda straw). And the Silly Goose was not impressed by the mess that the kitchen turned into!

Okay... no prize, but I would really like to know who, where and how Macaroni came about.

Peace and all good,


PS - and you can send condolences to the Silly Goose!


At Sun May 08, 05:25:00 PM, Blogger sandy said...

If you have ever seen the effect dropping copper cable from a height, then you know how elbow macaronie was invented. One of the pasta pickers in So. Italy dropped a string of pasta from her ladder. When it it the ground, it became a long sqiggle. They baked it and cut it into the pieces you buy from the store shelf.

At Sun May 08, 06:03:00 PM, Blogger Kermit said...

Truth is always so simple.

LOL and RIM - Laughing out loud and rollin in mud! Hey this is a swamp, after all.


At Tue May 10, 08:49:00 AM, Blogger Shadow Spawn said...

If you spent half the time trying to cure cancer that you do messing around with macaroni...

At Tue May 10, 10:35:00 AM, Blogger Kermit said...

Got to agree with Shadow Spawn...

Unfortunately, God only bleesed me with a sense of humor, degrees in Geology and Education and a kitchen.

I missed out on Microbiology and a laboratory.

If my prayers would find a cure, it would already have been found.

Peace and all good,

the Green Frog in the Bog

At Wed May 11, 07:57:00 AM, Blogger jcadla said...

You should have gone a bit farther north when you were in Rome. Just past the straight macaroni tree north of Rome is a hybrid macaroni orchard. There straight trees are planted in squared plots of four trees each and the roots are allowed to intertwine with each other. Then, when a sprout from those roots pops up through the ground, the sprig is harvested and re-planted. The resulting hybrid trees grow square macaroni which, when ripe, is picked and cut into quarters. The resulting product is elbow macaroni!

I hope this helps.

At Wed May 11, 10:19:00 PM, Blogger sandy said...

That sounds a little far-fetched jcadla.Everybody knows the pasta tree wont grow that far north. Unlike my explanation, I think you made that up. LOL

At Thu May 12, 05:02:00 AM, Blogger Kermit said...


Maybe he's just a younger guy and has been in Italy since you and I were there. And, on top of that, it may have something to do with Global Warming.

Perhaps we should alert somebody and then boycott Avacadoes. Or something drastic like that.

It's tough to keep from drowning in the swamp when you're laughing this hard in a swamp.

Gurgle, gurgle...


PS - also RIM (rolling in mud) which is ROF in the bog.


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