Nov 042010

The Adventures of Marco Polo was a 1938 Cary Grant vehicle put out by the Sam Goldwyn Company. Notable in pasta myth is the spaghetti eating scene. Marco Polo and his idiot sidekick, Binguccio, stumble on a Chinese family interested in Christianity who dole out spaghetti to the hungry travellers.

‘What are they, snakes?’

We would love to cut this link and embed here: any offers gratefully received. SY

Tags: ,

  2 Responses to “Marco Polo Discovers Spaghetti in Deepest Asia…”

  1. [...] legend. For Marco Polo’s original follow this link, for a later cinematic example follow this link. The original Macaroni Journal article is also [...]

  2. [...] We have looked previously at Marco Polo’s writing, which shows emphatically that he did not bring pasta from China to Italy. We have looked too at two twentieth century sources that suggest that he did: an advertising campaign and a film. [...]

 Leave a Reply




You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>