World Pasta Day 2009




world pasta day 2009

Significant Scientific and Nutritional Research plus Cooking Demonstrations from Star Chefs Presented to International Pasta Community


On October 26, 2009, the National Pasta Association (NPA) and the International Pasta Organization (IPO) will celebrate World Pasta Day 2009,” organising a conference with the world’s leading pasta manufacturers to present the latest nutritional and scientific research on pasta to the industry at large. Since 1995, World Pasta Day has been an international celebration of pasta—a food consumed all over the world in varying cuisines.  World Pasta Day 2009’s focus will be “Pasta Meals on Every Family Table.”

Conference presentations organized by the Oldways Preservation Trust, a nonprofit education organization, will include a scientific update on nutritional aspects of pasta for families, research on the effect of the Mediterranean Diet on Alzheimer’s, and a summary of recent research on carbohydrates.  The annual event, set this year in New York City, will also include demonstrations from world-class chefs on preparing appetizing and healthy pasta recipes. 

World Pasta Day 2009 will take place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in Times Square from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

World Pasta Day 2009 Program Topics Include:

Scientific Update

An expert panel will summarize the scientific evidence to support why pasta is recommended to regularly appear on family and restaurant tables. The panel will also present brief  summaries of new carbohydrate and Mediterranean Diet research reports. 

  • Pasta, The Mediterranean Diet and Alzheimer's: Feeding Your Brain: New studies find those who closely follow the Mediterranean Diet, which includes pasta, have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline.
  • The State of Research on Carbohydrates: A summary will be presented highlighting the most note-worthy published studies on carbohydrates over the past five years.

Culinary Panel Discussion: Pasta Memories and Pasta Cook-Of

Food writers and cookbook authors will recount their most memorable family pasta meals. Culinary stars will create 10-minute pasta meals for a live audience. Members of the audience will vote for their favorite recipe and preparation.

Click here below to view the full programme and download all the WPD 2009 presentations:





World Pasta Day 2009 is generously sponsored by: American Italian Pasta, Barilla, New World Pasta, A. Zerega’s Sons, Buhler, Canadian Wheat Board, Dakota Growers Pasta, Fava, Horizon Milling, International Pasta Organization, IPACK-IMA, Italgrani USA, Landucci, Maldari & Sons, Miller Milling, North Dakota Wheat Commission, Pavan, Philadelphia Macaroni, Rembrandt Foods, ST Specialty Foods and Strom Products






I.P.O. International Pasta Organisation Secretariat General c/o AIDEPI - Associazione delle Industrie del Dolce e della Pasta Italiane -
Viale del Poggio Fiorito 61 00144 Roma, Italia Tel. +39 06 8091071 Fax +39 06 8073186 -