This allowed the pasta to have a long shelf life, and brought Naples out of a severe economic depression.” (The History Of Pasta.).
Unfortunately, it seems he was never able to perfect his machine to its fullest extent.
“By the 1600s, in an industrial revolution in Naples, a process was invented to extrude the dough through a mechanical die, allowing for the large-scale, efficient production of pasta.
In the United States the term noodle usually refers to ribbon-shaped pasta made with eggs.
Oriental noodles, like Italian pasta, however, may be made with or without eggs.” (pasta.).
Now pasta was beginning to make its way across the world introducing itself to the countries that would eventually come to love this simple food.
“Even though Thomas Jefferson had brought pasta to America as early as the late 1700’s, the food didn’t become widely popular in the country until 1880-1900 when large numbers of Italian immigrants came to America, bringing pasta with them.” (Ackerman, J.).
All that was required of the Arabs is some pasta, boiled water, and they had a hot meal with them always. In fact, it was centuries before someone thought of using tomatoes as a sauce.
Mostly because tomatoes where rumored poisonous because they are in the night shade family.
Even though most people think that the Italians invented pasta, most historians disagree.