National Linguine Day

A person twirling a fork full of linguine, wearing a chef's hat, in a bustling Italian kitchen..
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Linguine lovers, rejoice! It's time to twirl and slurp your way through the most delicious day of the year - National Linguine Day! This celebration of long, thin pasta will have you speaking Italian and savoring every bite. So grab your fork, a big pot of boiling water, and get ready to dive into a plateful of linguine goodness.

When is Linguine Day?

It's national linguine day on the 15th September.

The Internet History of National Linguine Day

When it comes to food holidays, linguine takes the cake - or rather, the pasta plate. National Linguine Day first graced the internet on September 15, 2015, when it garnered a whopping 739 online mentions. It quickly became a favorite among pasta enthusiasts and foodies alike, gaining popularity year after year.

But why linguine? Well, this pasta delicacy has a fascinating history that spans back to 18th-century Italy. Linguine, which means 'little tongues' in Italian, is a type of pasta that originated in the Liguria region. It's known for its long, flat shape and slightly thicker texture than spaghetti.

Linguine became a beloved staple in Italian cuisine, finding its way into numerous traditional dishes like Linguine alle Vongole (linguine with clams), Linguine al Pesto (linguine with pesto sauce), and Linguine Carbonara (linguine with creamy egg and bacon sauce). Its versatility and ability to hold up well with different sauces and ingredients made it rise to pasta superstardom.

Now, thanks to the power of the internet, National Linguine Day has become an annual celebration of this beloved pasta. It's a day to indulge in your favorite linguine creations, share recipes, and join the worldwide pasta party. Pasta lovers from all walks of life unite on this special day, raising their forks and saying, 'Buon Appetito!'

History behind the term 'Linguine'


Development of pasta-making techniques

During the 1700s, pasta-making techniques in Italy advanced significantly. It was during this time that the process of pasta extrusion was developed, allowing for the creation of various pasta shapes. This innovation paved the way for the emergence of linguine.

Late 19th century

Invention of linguine

Linguine, which means 'little tongues' in Italian, is a type of pasta that originated in Liguria, a coastal region of Italy. It is believed to have been invented in the late 19th century by a chef who wanted to create a pasta shape that resembled flattened spaghetti. The flattened shape of linguine allows it to better hold thick and heavy sauces.

Early 20th century

Growing popularity in Italy

In the early 20th century, linguine gained popularity not only in Liguria but also in other regions of Italy. Its unique texture and ability to pair well with a variety of sauces made it a favorite among Italian pasta lovers.


Introduction to the United States

Linguine made its way to the United States in 1955 when renowned Italian chef, Marcella Hazan, included a recipe for linguine with clam sauce in her cookbook 'The Classic Italian Cookbook.' This introduction helped popularize linguine in the American culinary scene.

Present day

Global popularity

Today, linguine is enjoyed worldwide and has become a staple in many cuisines. Its versatility allows it to be paired with a wide range of flavors, including seafood, creamy sauces, and fresh vegetables. Linguine's popularity continues to grow, making it a beloved pasta choice for countless pasta enthusiasts.

Did you know?

Did you know that the word 'linguine' comes from the Latin word 'lingua,' which means 'tongue'? So, when you're enjoying a plate of linguine, you're actually savoring some linguistic history!


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15th September 2015

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15th September 2015

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