Prince is poised to celebrate 100 years of pasta history

Sep 03, 2013 884

It is said that Eskimos have eight words for snow, and the French have a dozen words for love. But in Italy, an uber chef could fill a small dictionary with the many different words for pasta. (Think penne, ziti, and cavatappi just to name a few.)

Here in Boston, in the days when pasta was still spaghetti, few brands have been more renowned than Prince, which has North End roots. Forty years or so ago, the brand became famous for a TV commercial proclaiming that "Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti Day" --- a TV ad that was treated to a Globe retrospective in 2009.

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