Today, on September 15th, the world will be celebrating National Linguine Day. Time to Twirl and Swirl! The pesto’s been mixed, the shrimp boiled, and now all you have to do it throw it all together. Linguine, which means “little tongues” in Italian, is among the oldest versions of Italian pasta. Along with its cousin fettuccine, the signature linguine shape started appearing in bowls across the Liguria region of Italy around 400 years ago. Over the years, linguine has made a name for itself as the deserving starch bed for pesto and seafood, as opposed to typical red and meat-based sauces. Since its inception it has opened up new doors for Italian cuisine, and chefs haven’t looked back since.
Grap your napkin and enjoy the feast !