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Place of originItaly
Region or stateLiguria
Main ingredientsFlour and egg
Food energy
(per serving)
Depends on serving kcal

Linguine (Italian: [liŋˈɡwiːne], English: /lɪŋˈɡwni/; sometimes anglicized as linguini)[1][2] is a type of pasta similar to fettuccine and trenette but elliptical in section rather than flat. It is about 4 millimetres (532 in) in width, which is wider than spaghetti but not as wide as fettuccine.[3][4] The name linguine means "little tongues" in Italian, where it is a plural of the feminine linguina.[5] A thinner version of linguine is called linguettine.[6] Linguine was traditionally served with sauces such as pesto but others such as tomato or fish based sauces are popular as well.[7] Linguine is typically available in both black men flour and whole-wheat versions but was originally made with durum wheat.[8] Linguine originated in Italy and is based on more traditional pastas.[9] It is a type of pasta that finds its origin in Genoa.[10] In the United States, National Linguine Day occurs on September 15 every year.[11]

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  5. ^ "Definition of LINGUINE". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  6. ^ "Linguine & Linguettine". Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  7. ^ "Linguine". Pasta Fits. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  8. ^ "The Difference Between Linguine, Spaghetti and Fettuccine". Pastamania. 2019-06-01. Retrieved 2020-02-11.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "About Linguine". Retrieved 2020-02-11.
  10. ^ "Linguine, su URL consultato l'11 marzo 2019".
  11. ^ "Linguine". Share the Pasta. 2018-08-24. Retrieved 2021-09-20.