September 15, 2012

National Linguine Day

"Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good." - Alice May Brock

It's National Linguine Day!

Sponsored by: Barilla

One of the negatives about attempting to eat the year is that I don't frequently have the option to eat whatever I want every day. My gastronomical life is really dictated by whatever the calendar says. I would really like to eat cheese and crackers with fruit every meal for the next month. That's all I crave lately. But it's not an option (right now). Which is why today is a fresh of breath air in the food calendar. Today I got to eat something I actually wanted to eat and haven't had the opportunity to in over a year: linguine with an avocado pesto and sun-dried tomatoes. An absolutely stunning, filling, and a much more appropriate dish given the time of year than, oh say, lasagna in the dead of summer was.

And Barilla - once again - has made the entire day stress free for me by coming to the rescue with their infamous blue box. Barilla strives to "help people live better by bringing well-being and the joy of eating into their everyday lives." And they do... they really do.

Linguine, which means "little tongues" in Italian, originated in the Liguria region of Italy. According to the Barilla site, "throughout this area, the air is fragrant with salty ocean breezes and the aroma of delicious food cooking." Linguine is best matched with a summery basil-based pesto sauce made from local ingredients. And that's exactly how I celebrated, too.

A tuti a tavola a mangiare!

Happy National Linguine Day!

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