What is the origin of lasagna?
The Italian term lasagna finds its etymology in the ancient Greek lásana which means “kitchen tripod” and this word therefore designated the dish in which the pasta was prepared.
It was in the 13th century in Italy that this great pasta appeared. This fresh pasta was steamed. Then, terrines were made out of several layers of pasta and stuffing made from chicken, pork, fish and eggs that were carefully mixed.
It was not until the 15th century that lasagna arrived in France, under the name “losans” designating a dough cut into a diamond to be dried.
Today, there are a thousand and one recipes for lasagna, Bolognese (the most famous) or with fish, vegetables and even chocolate …