If you love spaghetti, you’re going to be oh-so-happy on January 4th. It’s National Spaghetti Day! See our spaghetti recipes & spaghetti movie list.
Of course you eat spaghetti today.
Here are some awesome spaghetti recipes.
Invite your friends and share a spaghetti dinner. All you need is salad, buns and wine with one of these hearty & heartwarming recipes.
Or, have a Spaghetti Taste Testing Party.
Every family has a secret spaghetti recipe handed down for generations – even if they’re not Italian. Challenge your friends to a spaghetti showdown.
Make the same pasta, let everyone have a small bowls with each spaghetti sauce and then vote on the best of the best.
Of course you need garlic bread, Caesar salad and red wine, beer, cola and water for feasting after the contest.
And how about spaghetti and meatballs sundae for dessert?
This is a fun recipe, and a great way to end Spaghetti Day. See our Spaghetti & Meatballs Sundae recipe.
Do you want to watch a spaghetti movie while eating your sundae?
We have TWO spaghetti movie collections for you. The first is a movie genre – the spaghetti western. The second is a list of movies from different genres featuring people eating spaghetti. Which will you choose?
Did you know there is a genre of cowboy movies called Spaghetti Westerns?
In the mid-1960s Sergio Leone’s film-making style made him and his westerns an international box-office success.
American critics called them Spaghetti Westerns because they were produced and directed by Italians with big-name American action movie stars.
Top 3 Spaghetti Westerns
Once Upon a Time in the West was written and directed by Sergio Leone in 1968 starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale.
Classic good vs evil tale in the wild west with some of the best one-liners.
Want more? Cinema Dailies has a list of 641 Best Spaghetti Western Movies of All Time, with info about the top 38.
Movies with Spaghetti Scenes
Sometimes eating spaghetti is a memorable movie moment.
The Apartment won Best Picture at the 1960 Academy Awards.
It has a classic spaghetti scene where Jack Lemmon is making dinner for Shirley MacLaine and strains the spaghetti through his tennis racquet in a funny bachelor move.
Goodfellas is a classic Mobster movie, winner of the 1990 Best Supporting Actor Award.
Spaghetti symbolizes the life of mobsters from extravagant meals for the “family”, to cooking it in their cells, to the ending scene in witness protection. “I can’t even get decent food! Right after I got here I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I’m an average nobody.”
Want more? Listverse has the Top 10 Spaghetti Scenes in movies from all different genres.
Hope you have a great National Spaghetti Day!
Don’t forget to share selfies with #nationalspaghettiday hashtag – and with #playtimeandparty so we can see.
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