Taste the cross between roast beef and spaghetti!

You might like the idea from the photo, a mixture of everything with lots of English gravy ! Pasta Evangelista launched it calling it Sunday Roast Spaghetti and it would be a tribute to Italian and British cuisines. You can order it and have it delivered at home. 

But look at today’s date, oh it’s the first of April and therefore it is an April Fool.


In English it is called April Fool and there are many theories about its origins. Some historians speculate that April Fool dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as foreseen by the Council of Trent in 1563. In the Julian calendar, the new year began with the spring equinox around April 1.

People who were slow to learn the news or did not recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it on April 1, they became the subject of jokes and hoaxes and were called “April’s Fools”.


These pranks included having a paper fish placed on their back and being called a “poisson d ‘avril ”, which is said to symbolize a young and easily catchable fish and a gullible person.

Other historians believe that the tradition dates back to the pagan era. According to the Julian calendar, April 1st was the first day of spring and was celebrated as a holiday called “aprilis Idus” or “Pagæ Fools”. This day was marked by an event where people made jokes on each other.

April fools now in the UK

Be that as it may, every year in the UK newspapers, companies and other organizations create public jokes, some are easy to find out, others less. The most famous joke has to do with spaghetti, the notorious BBC spaghetti tree shown in the 1957. The spaghetti plantation should have been in the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland. Back then there was no internet and people travelled less, lots of people actually thought spaghetti grew on trees. See the video below


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