National Linguine Day:
If you’re a lover of pasta or, more specifically, Linguine, then you’ll be interested in marking the 15th of September as a date on the calendar.
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Why National Linguine Day?
Linguine, which translates to “little tongues” in Italian, is a long-standing lineage of pasta. Like its counterpart, fettuccine, the distinctive shape of Linguine began appearing in Italian bowls in the Liguria region around 400 years ago.
Linguine is remembered today because it’s the day that National Linguine Day is celebrated in the U.S. It’s a day where people can indulge in one of the oldest types of pasta and one of the pasta varieties that’s name is translated into English as “little tongues.” So on this day, ensure you look for the most delicious linguine recipes you can find and make sure to serve them up with family members and relatives.
How can we observe National Linguine Day?
Make sure you are ready for with some of these ideas for fun or create your ideas:
Make Some Linguine Dishes
People who wish to commemorate can start by preparing their meals using Linguine. Start by creating an accessible version of a sauce for vegetables or seafood.
Get Creative with Linguine
If you’re looking to expand your culinary options beyond the traditional food that is typically served with Linguine can try dishes from these original concepts (easily located with a simple web search):
Turmeric Rubbed Flank Steak with Linguine as well as Sweet Peppers. The most exciting aspect of this dish is the addition of turmeric (curcumin), which creates an exciting contrast to the traditional spices typically used in Italian recipes.
Garlic Linguine with Cabbage and Anchovy. Savoy greens and tasty bread crumbs make this delicious dish one to try again.
Linguine with Asparagus and eggs. To serve for lunch, brunch, or dinner, this tasty dish is popular and easy to prepare!
Hot Fennel Linguine made with Sardines as well as Capers. As a nod to the theme of seafood in Linguine, the use of canned Sardines makes this recipe a straightforward recipe to prepare. The capers are the flavor.
Plan a Trip to Italy
Naturally, the most awe-inspiring of the ways to celebrate would be eating fresh pasta in the most beautiful eatery in Italy! When you plan to visit Rome, Milan, Florence or Pisa, Italian eateries all across the nation are sure to delight with their traditional food items that melt in your mouth. Don’t forget to finish your dinner with a coffee or espresso drink. It’s heaven!
Share with Friends
Indeed, pasta tastes best when consumed with someone you are a part of! If you are a fan of Linguine, you should share this celebration on your social media to inform people of the day it is. And then, invite your friends to share a meal of the delicious pasta and enjoy the company of others. It’s a great day to savor something so easy and delicious.
Use these # NationalLinguineDay and #linguineday to share your sweet moments on social media.
Interesting facts about National Linguine Day:
It is unnecessary to commemorate National Linguine Day only with the linguine dish; you can choose spaghetti or fettuccine. The primary difference is that Linguine’s an intermediate length, and it isn’t wider than spaghetti but is more significant than fettuccine.
The day to celebrate pasta hasn’t existed as long as Linguine itself. The earliest evidence of existence dates back to 700, and the notion behind this pasta is 4000 years ago.
There is no proof of the origins of the term “linguine. The first reference in print to the word “linguine” was discovered in the year 1700 in Guilio Giacchero’s account of a dish called Trenette. It was described as an old family recipe that was part of a Ligurian culture widely served at an annual festival. To preserve the authenticity of the pasta, this recipe could have been dubbed “Linguine”.
History of National Linguine Day:
The origin of the day is yet to be revealed whereas about Linguine, it is a form of pasta that is oval, and it is also smaller than spaghetti, yet not nearly as large as its fettuccine cousin. Linguine is the name given to it “linguine” translates in Italian to “little tongues”,-which is fitting for a delicious pasta!
This pasta appears to have first been introduced during the 1700s in Genova, Italy. Giulio Giacchero is a writer who wrote about the economics of Genova during the 1700s. Giacchino began writing about trenette, a pasta-like Linguine spiced with pesto, green beans, and potatoes. When he wrote about this pasta dish, the writer stated that it was a typical festive dish served to Ligurian families at the time.
Italian families were required to cook the pasta by hand (as they may not have pasta machines at home at the time), and they would prepare the pasta using eggs instead of flour from wheat. This kind of pasta food is still prevalent in the Liguria regions of Italy even to this day.
Linguine dishes of today are usually served with seafood or vegetable sauces; however, they can be performed in many different ways too. In some parts of Italy, Linguine is typically done with mussels, clams or prawns, and calamari. In other regions like Tuscany, pasta is made using tortoni (a kind of squid), shrimp, tomatoes, shrimp and seafood, salmon creamed, and pumpkin.