NATIONAL LINGUINE DAY
On September 15th, National Linguine Day fills the dinner menu at home and restaurants across the country.
From the Liguria region of Italy, linguine means “little tongues” in Italian. Made from durum semolina flour, linguine is one of the world’s oldest kinds of pasta. Fettuccine and linguine both developed around 400 years ago. While both are thin, flat noodles, linguine is narrower and more elliptical in shape. As a result, linguine produces a more delicate pasta. To avoid breakage, pair linguine with thinner, lighter sauces.
However, lighter sauces don’t limit linguine’s flavor profile. In fact, linguine recipes offer a wide variety of sauces. Whether you prefer spicy pasta or seafood, linguine offers a nice base. It compliments herb and butter sauces nicely, too. When adding fresh vegetables, linguine allows the bright colors to shine. Pesto lovers rave over linguine. Another ingredient that favors linguine is earthy mushrooms.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLinguineDay
If you enjoy pasta but haven’t cooked with linguine, give it a try. Try new sauces and fresh ingredients. Share recipes or test out new ones. No matter your preference, lightly seasoned, spice, or taste of the ocean, linguine will satisfy your craving.
Invite some friends over and open a bottle of wine. Break open the pasta and get cooking!
Enjoy these delicious linguine recipes and use #NationalLinguineDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL LINGUINE DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar did not uncover the origins of this delicious food holiday.
Q. What is the difference between linguine and spaghetti?
A. Linguine is flatter and fatter than spaghetti noodles.
Q. Are there other pasta days on the calendar?
A. Pasta lovers, rejoice! The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Check out National Noodle Day, National Ravioli Day, National Carbonara Day, and National Macaroni Day to get you started. Oh, and do not forget National Pasta Day!