October 13, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA – It’s time to celebrate America’s love affair with Pasta! Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, Founding Father and author of the Declaration of Independence was a gourmet! Fond of indulging in luxury foods, Jefferson was among the first to introduce pasta to America back in 1789. Well over 200 years ago, while touring Europe, Jefferson shipped a macaroni machine back to the U.S. so he could serve macaroni and cheese to his guests. Now, we can enjoy over 600 shapes of pasta with an abundance of sauce varieties.