National Linguine Day is an annual holiday dedicated to this Italian pasta, celebrated on September 15th. Linguine, compared to the equally popular spaghetti, has a flatter, elongated shape. The Italian translates as ‘little tongues’, which very well emphasizes their appearance.
It is believed that linguine appeared in Genoa in the early 18th century. Information about it was contained in the notes of Giulio Giacchero, who lived in this city and was engaged in writing scientific papers on economics. According to the description, the pasta was nearly identical to the modern version. It was consumed with pesto sauce and potatoes. The dish was especially popular among Ligurian families.
In modern cooking, linguine is a pasta forming the base of dishes prepared with seafood or red fish. Serve this pasta with light and refreshing sauces.
For the production of this pasta, premium refined or whole grain flour is used.
- Fun fact – the chef from the popular cartoon Ratatouille is named Linguine.
- In Genoa, the birthplace of linguine, this pasta is usually called trenette.
- Due to the calorie content (350 kcal per 100 g serving), linguine, like other types of Italian pasta, is often included in the diet of athletes.
How to take part
If you have longed to visit Italy, do it on National Linguine Day. Be sure to visit Genoa and try dishes from this pasta in local restaurants.
If you like to experiment in your kitchen, prepare your own dish based on linguine. Invite family and friends to dinner and treat them to your culinary masterpiece! Follow the main rules: the sauce should not be heavy, and the pasta should be cooked to the point where it is still a little hard. Don’t let Italian pasta look like paste!
When is National Linguine Day celebrated in 2023?
National Linguine Day is observed on September 15 each year.