Today is National Ravioli Day
I was riding on a bus from New York City to Atlantic City one day when I overheard two older women talking, loudly, about ravioli.
“It’s a pasta,” said one. “And it’s square, like a big postage stamp. And it’s got a filling in the middle of it.”
“What kind of filling? Pork? Beef?” asked her friend.
“I don’t know, some kind of meat. Maybe there was some cheese in there, too.”
“Is it like a kreplach?”
“Yes, that’s it. It’s an Italian kreplach. But different from the Chinese kreplach.”
“What’s a Chinese kreplach?”
“They call them wontons.”