A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 03, 2014
“What do you call a fake noodle?"/"An impasta.”

A popular pasta joke is:

Q: What do you call a fake noodle?
A: An impasta.


“Impasta” appeared in a pasta advertisement in 1991. “Q:  What do you call a ravioli that pretends to be a macaroni? A:  An impasta!” was cited in print in 1997. “Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: AN IMPASTA.” has been cited in print since at least 2005.


6 October 1991, Boston (MA) Herald, advertising supplement:
Without Dragone,
Pasta’s an Impasta.


Google Groups: bit.listserv.christia
FOOD JOKE FOR THE DAY
Cindy K. Bannister
6/27/97
From: Phil Corless
=============================
Q:  What do you call a ravioli that pretends to be a macaroni?
A:  An impasta!

Google Groups: uk.people.support.depression
Wooohooo!!! More Jokes!!!!!
Little Miss Mikey
10/11/02
Q: What do you call artificial spaghetti?
A: An impasta

Google Books
The Evolution Diet:
What and How We Were Designed to Eat

By Joseph Stephen Breese Morse
CoDE Publishing
2005
Pg. 15:
Q: What do you call a fake noodle?
A: AN IMPASTA.

Unabashed Biohazardie
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2008
Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An Impasta.
The speciality of the future is generalism.
POSTED BY ELIJAH MARQUEZ AT 4:31 PM

Twitter
Daily Joker
‏@DailyJokePost
Q: What do you call a
fake noodle?
A: An
Impasta. http://DailyJokePost.com/436
10:00 PM - 21 Aug 2009

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of Really Silly Jokes
Edited by Geoff Tibballs
Philadelphia, PA: Running Press
2011
Pg. 118:
What do you call a fake noodle?
An impasta.

The Huffington Post
10 Of The Corniest Food Jokes On The Planet
By Alison Spiegel
Posted: 07/02/2014 9:43 am EDT Updated: 07/02/2014 9:59 am EDT
(...)
Q: What do you call a fake noodle?
A: An Impasta.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, July 03, 2014 • Permalink