We've cooked stroodles pasta straws for world pasta day

Thu, Oct 28, 21

Today is a glorious day for Mr. Stroodles - The World Pasta Day!


Who else is celebrating?


We are definitely planning to stroodle some drinks through our famous pasta straws. 

After all, that’s what they are made for! Eva, one of our team members, who’s recently joined our family, was wondering what would happen if we cooked them. Our answer? Just give it a try! She took up the challenge and cooked our stroodles with a creamy mushroom pasta. The results? Keep reading.


Scroll down to see the results of her experiment and for the full recipe of this delicious pasta, that you can easily prepare at home.👇




But before we get that pasta in the boiling water, here are a few things we think you’d like to know about today’s celebration 


Speaking of pasta, although brought to fame by the Italians (if we are talking about spaghetti at least), pasta is an ingredient deeply rooted in many other cultures as well. Starting from Argentinian Sorrentinos, Chinese Chow to German Spätzle, and how to forget the classic Ptitim in Israel. Those are just other variations of this delicious meal that all the world loves and cherishes on a daily basis.


Fun fact for today:  There are more than 600 shapes of pasta and the names are usually different Italian words used to describe the shape. For instance Spaghetti roughly translates into ‘cords’, vermicelli means ‘little worms’, rotini stands for ‘spirals’, fusilli for ‘spindles’, tortellini ‘little cakes’, linguini ‘little tongues’... you get the drill!

Photo: @emiliaspasta


World Pasta Day first appeared on 25th of October in 1995 as a part of the World pasta congress. This was an important gathering of influential people back in the day, they gathered to discuss pasta (needless to say, lol) and to spread knowledge of the dish to the rest of the world. Today this organization uses World Pasta Day to promote simply eating pasta, along with its cultural and culinary importance. And we, here at Stroodles HQ we couldn’t be happier for this occasion!


Photo: @emiliaspasta


When it comes to Stroodles Pasta Straws, they consist of two natural ingredients – water and wheat, which makes them completely vegan, & biodegradable just as typical pasta would be. And although our pasta straws are originally meant for drinking, they are basically just like Italian bucatini (straight uncooked noodles). They’re also made in Italy with the same semolina as the pasta you'd put on your plate, the only difference is that Stroodles pasta straws come in a much bigger size than the average macaroni would, this to allow you to actually sip your drink through the noodle - the main reason why we even exist!


Our pasta amazingly works for straddling your drinks and with Stroodles you can finally say “pasta la vista” to soggy paper straws and ocean polluting plastic!


 Photo: Private archive


Creamy Mushroom Pasta Recipe:


🍝 Ingredients:


  • Salt and Peper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 250g brown or Cremini mushrooms
  • 300ml single/double cream or milk depending on calorie and fat preferences
  • A pack of Stroodles Pasta Straws
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • A handful of fresh parsley, chopped (if wanted)

👩‍🍳 Preparation


  1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan or pot over medium-high heat. Fry the onion and garlic until the onion becomes transparent, stirring occasionally (about 2 minutes).
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and cook for a further 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Then, add the cream or milk (whichever you prefer), salt and pepper, and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the pasta and simmer until pasta is al dente (about 15 minutes) while stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the parmesan cheese until it melts. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken.
  4. Garnish with fresh parsley and extra parmesan, if desired
Kiki Barrow

Kiki Barrow

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