Lasagna FAQ: don’t be in doubt about this good option

iFood News deliciously presents the answers to 5 big questions about the classic Italian dish (really Italian?)

Some of the good things in life come in layers. Lasagna is proof of this. This classic Italian dish (was it really born in Italy?) found the magical recipe for its flavor by alternating slices of fresh pasta with a variety of fillings, all topped with delicious sauces. Make mouth water?

We already know the answer to this question. For some others, you may need to think a little more.

So iFood News prepared a delicious FAQ – the famous frequently asked questions, freely translated into Portuguese – about this dish that fuels the happiness of so many Sunday lunches. And not just on Sundays, huh?

Find out more about this and discover other lasagna secrets below.

Ask your questions about lasagna

What does lasagna have to do with the cat?

Well, well, to answer this question, let's turn to the comic book universe. That's where one of the most famous lasagna fans of all time lives: Garfield the cat, created by Jim Davis in 1978.

Well, isn't it that the Garfield's favorite lasagna recipe It also ended up gaining fame and began to be enjoyed in the world outside of comics? There's not much of a secret: it's Bolognese and with white sauce. But in general it is served in human meals.

Is lasagna an ancient recipe?

Ah, it's been out of the oven for a long time. But there are different age-appropriate versions of this delight.

There are Italian recipe books that already mention lasagna in the year 1238, in the Naples region. That is, 785 years ago.

But there are cooks who argue that its origins are in Bologna in the 16th century, and even those who point to a very similar recipe found in the court of King Richard II, in 14th century England. In this case, the first nationality of lasagna would be British.

Where does the name lasagna come from?

The Italians combined a Latin term and another of Greek origin to name the container in which lasagna was made. Afterwards, the food began to bear the name of the utensil. “Lasanum”, in Latin, means pan.

Did lasagna really appear in Italy?

There is a little controversy regarding this, given that British researchers say they discovered records in England of a lasagna recipe that precedes that of the Italians.

This English recipe, from the 14th century, would be based on layered pasta and cheese, and therefore would not include the tomato sauce so characteristic of Italian lasagnas. Which, by the way, it was only incorporated into the dish in the 16th century.

Is lasagna really consumed at Sunday lunch?

iFood has this answer on the tip of its tongue – or the delivery app’s statistics.

 According to data from orders made by the platform in 2022, the peak time for demand for lasagna is weekday lunch.

 It's further proof that a good lasagna goes well at any time. Any day. In time: July 29th is Lasagna Day.

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