Legend of the Flying Noodle
Once upon a time, in a long-forgotten part of the Italian countryside nestled at the base of the Apennine Mountains, there was a tiny village named Levino. Levino was a peaceful hamlet and the simple villagers who lived there were a peaceful and prosperous people. But, like so many seemingly simple things, this quaint little village was really not that simple at all.
For as long as time had existed, the villagers had lived their lives in the shadow of a great and mighty, some may say mythical, creature. It was said that the power of this creature was the magical force that allowed the villagers to produce gourmet creations that could never be equaled by mere men alone. It was a blessing of immense fortune... but it came with a heavy price.
Hundreds of years later, although the village of Levino no longer appears on any map, many say that it still exists. And that those simple villagers are still making the perilous journey every year to pay their respects to the Flying Noodle.