Italian Wedding Soup Isn't Italian, Or For Weddings

Well, looks like it's time to question everything you think you know for sure: French toast did not originate from France; spaghetti and meatballs is not Italian; and that's just the beginning. Italian wedding soup did not come from Italy either, but rather Spain. The English language name for Italian wedding soup came from a mistranslation as well. The soup has nothing to do with weddings, but it rather had been described as the marriage of different flavors.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Taquitos were developed in southern California, not Mexico. 00:35

  2. Pasta primavera is not Italian; it was invented in 1975 by a New York chef. 03:11

  3. The Caesar salad originated in Mexico. 04:05

Written by Curiosity Staff August 6, 2015

Curiosity uses cookies to improve site performance, for analytics and for advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.