Happy National Lasagna Day!
It’s got to be one of my favorite, yet tremendously filling, Italian dishes. According to DaysOfTheYear.com, it was first created during the Middle Ages in Italy. There was apparently also an ancient Roman dish named “Lasanum” which was probably a precursor of the 13th century edition.
Per DaysOfTheYear.com, the most expensive lasagna dish is served right here in Las Vegas at The Mirage! If you order it, get ready to fork over about a hundred bucks, but it may be worth it. This lasagna is made with Jobe Bolognese sauce, buffalo mozzarella, aged Parmagiano-Reggiano, Prociutto di Parma, Iberico Ham, porcini mushrooms and layers of pasta. Then, it is topped with an Alfredo sauce which is infused with foie gras, 23-karat gold flakes, and White Diamond truffles which are shaved tableside. I think I need to loosen my belt just from typing this description!
Now to the fun part: Comedy! Back in the 1980’s, we loved playing the latest “Weird Al” Yankovic parody, and he loved parodying hit songs and making them about food and eating. He scored a big hit with his parody of “La Bamba.”
Lasagna lovers usually have a Grandma, Mom, or Aunt who makes their favorite version of this dish. Check out comedian Sebastian Maniscalco telling us how he grew up and the delicious food that was always available in his home, thanks to Grandma!
I don’t know about you but I’m ready to dig in. Mangia!
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.