A new study by Italian-based baby brand Chicco looked at online search interest in Florida for 1) types of pasta noodles 2) types of pasta sauces and 3) pasta dish sides over the past five years. From a whopping 54 pasta-related search terms, they determined the ideal pasta dinner in each state. Here’s what they found in Florida:

  • Florida’s favorite pasta dinner would start with a delicious bowl of capellini. Top that with marsala and serve with a side of bruschetta!
  • Overall, Americans’ favorite pasta noodle was macaroni. Their favorite pasta sauce was marinara. The favorite side was garlic bread.
  • The states with the most pasta lovers overall were New York (100), New Jersey (96.41), Massachusetts (95.11), Connecticut (88.79), Washington (85.89), Pennsylvania (84.72), the District of Columbia (83.51), Oregon (77.79), Colorado (75.50), California (75.11). This metric was measured on a scale of 0-100 for overall pasta search interest. The full study also provides context for the states that won most pasta-obsessed. many have historic Italian influence.

And now some help with that. Capellini is similar to angel hair pasta, angel hair is slightly thinner. Marsala is a type of sauce with wine. Bruschetta is thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, often topped with tomatoes and herbs, and usually served as an appetizer. So if you made angel hair pasta, added a jar of Ragu, drank a bottle of wine, and had some garlic bread – you’d be pretty close.

  • U.S. map depicting the top 20 states according to the level of love for pasta scores

  • Graphic depicting the most popular noodles, sauces and side dishes

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