Linguine is a close relative of Fettuccine, made from flat strands of pasta, but is slightly thinner and more narrow. It originated in the Liguria, a region of Italy where air is fragranced with salty ocean breezes and the intoxicating smell of delicious cooking, thanks to the locals. For this dish, we will pan sear bay scallops to keep them simple but elegant, perfect for a dinner party or a weeknight meal. Close your eyes, sip your wine and imagine yourself enjoying this meal on the coast of northwestern Italy. Buon appetito!