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By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
All world travelers have seen pasta dishes representing the cultures of the world with recipes varying from Italian Spaghetti to German Spätzle to Chinese Chow Mein.
It is an inexpensive comfort food that is accessible to all pocketbooks. Pasta dishes have become somewhat universal although the origins of pasta can be traced back to 500 B.C. pre-Ancient Rome and the Etruscan civilization.
Shared widely by the Etruscan’s, everybody wants to lay claim to its invention including Marco Polo enthusiasts who claim he brought