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Happy National Linguini Day!

By Marialiberati

National Linguini Day (September 15)

September 15th is National Linguini Day. Celebrate with these tips and a recipe from Gourmand World Award Winning Chef Maria Liberati. Please feel free to use this article as is. For additional comments, an interview, or photos please reach out to me at  [email protected] or 215-436-9524

Have a great week!

Danasha Wise, Guest Editor/Blogger

History Behind the Pasta

Things could get messy today being that the world is celebrating National Linguini Day! The salmon’s been seared, and the cream has thickened. Linguine, which translates to “little tongues” in Italian, originated in the Liguria region of Italy. Linguine was developed about 400 years ago and the noodle is a thin, flat noodle, with a narrow and elliptical shape causing it to be a more delicate pasta.  The pasta has been known for being in seafood dishes opposed to the normal meat sauces. The pasta tends to be paired with thinner, lighter sauces when served. Take a moment to imagine you’re there at one of the local cafes, taking in the wonderful aromas of good, swirling and twirling your fork around the linguini!

Oh, the Pastabilities!

Grab your apron and make homemade pasta. It isn’t that hard to make your very own pasta! For Linguine, the only handy equipment you’ll need is a pasta press. Then start with two eggs, a cup of flour and get your hands dirty and in no time at all you’ll have your own pasta!

If you aren’t quite the chef, buying some linguini at your local market is just fine. I suggest serve it up family style with all your friends and family around the table for some good eats and good conversation. Don’t have a recipe in mind? Check out Maria Liberati’s Linguini with Salmone e Mandarini (Salmon & mandarin oranges) recipe here: http://www.marialiberati.com/2011/02/07/shakespeare-romeance-salmon-mandarin-oranges-linguini/.

What is not to love about Linguini? Don’t limit yourself, indulge in a little or A LOTTA Linguini today!

Happy National Linguini Day!

Celebrity Chef/Award Winning Author-blogger Maria Liberati is the author of the Gourmand World Award Winning book series The Basic Art of Italian Cooking and Executive Editor of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati and blog at http://www.marialiberati.com/blog2- winner of culinary travel blog of the year 2013 by the NY Travel Writers’ Society, and with 300,000 worldwide subscribers

For more recipes, get your copy of the Gourmand World Award Winning Book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions

Happy National Linguini Day!

*October 19-21 Stop by my booth at the Philly Food and Wine Fest at Valley Forge Casino in Valley Forge Pa. I will be doing an appearance at the Celebrity Chef stage, autographing copies of my books and sampling some of my recipes all weekend

*November 8th– 6:30- A Taste of Tuscany- Dinner Event. at Bacco Italian Restaurant in North Wales ,Pa at 587  DeKalb Pike. Join me for this special event, I will be doing a cooking demo, presentation on my book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking:DaVinci Style, this will also include a Tuscan appetizer table with wine, a 4 course Tuscan style meal with wine pairing. Price is $85+ taxes and gratuities. Reservations are required, places are limited, call 215-699-3361


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