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Old 15.06.2020, 18:35
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I'm not sure how old cultivated wheat is but they were certainly eating noodles of one form or other in China and other eastern countries a long time ago.
I believe that traditional Chinese / east Asian noodles are made from something different, but definitely Italian / Mediterranean style noodles are for the most part and traditionally made from durum wheat. Durum traditionally required warmer and drier climates to grow on a commercial basis and so there wouldn't have been much of it grown in Switzerland or anywhere north of the Alps. It probably originated in what is today Syria or Iraq but had already reached southern Italy by the end of the Bronze Age. These days selective breeding and research are increasingly producing varieties that can be grown in more temperate climates and closer to home. These days Italy even actually imports it from Canada.
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