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Pasta, origins in Britain

There are records of people eating macaroni cheese in Britain as early as the 13th century, while ravioli seems to have first arrived in the 14th.

By the end of the 16th century, Sir Hugh Platt was recommending pasta as a food for the British navy. Spaghetti doesn't get a written mention until Eliza Acton's 1849 'Modern Cookery for Private Families'

However, pasta as a mass-market food didn't come to prominence until the second half of the 20th century.

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