Background of Lasagna

Let's Get Into the History!

The Italian dish of lasagne or lasagna that we all know and love originated in Ancient Greece. Yes, Ancient Greece! The name lasagna is derived from the Greek word "Laganum" the first known form of pasta. Laganum composed of layers of pasta and sauce. One of the first references in modern-day about lasagna can be found in a 14th-century English cookbook that highlighted a dish with layers of pasta without the tomatoes.

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Lasagna in different Variations

In southern Italy lasagna is generally made with dried sheets of pasta layered with rich meat ragĂș, ricotta and mozzarella. In the north, especially in Bologna, the most popular version of lasagna features fresh egg pasta colored green with spinach and layered with ragĂș, bechamel and Parmigiano Reggiano.