Binging with Babish: Trenette Al Pesto from Luca

Birt 6 júl 2021
This week, we're taking a crack at a Ligurian classic, beautifully portrayed in Pixar's Luca: toothsome pasta tossed in a bright, fresh basil pesto, dotted with creamy potatoes and crisp green beans. How could I possibly screw this one up? Let's find out in the comments!


Music: "Summer Spliffs" by Broke for Free

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  • Dude I was thinking about reccomeding this but of course BABISH (or youtube) read mind

  • The "familiar motion" comment made me literally go 🤦‍♂️ but also made me hit the 👍. Chef John would be proud of your use of innuendo.

  • Silenzio bruno

  • save some time and just use kiriland pesto, trust me

  • Would you do it for a scooby snack

  • Man, I love you, but please stop seasoning pasta with salt after you've taken it out of the water

  • *For some reason Idk. My nephews hate this movie.*

  • This not very relevant but I want to bring awareness to something I have been going through which I think is important I lost my sense of taste 9 days ago first I thought it’s COVID-19 but my results came back negative. After a lot of investigation I found out that I have something called “Pine nut syndrome” which I didn’t know is a thing, but yeah I ate pine nuts in a pasta meal and apparently some species of pine nuts (specifically Chinese pine nut) cause this syndrome, it takes about a day after consuming the pine nuts for the symptoms to show. Which are mainly loss of taste but you have a constant metallic taste in your mouth, like I can’t taste meat, chicken, bread, fish, sugar nothing whatever I eat I taste either nothing or the stronger version of the metallic taste which is constant in my mouth. I think a main factor which help with diagnosing it is that your sense of smell stays fully functioning and you can smell the aromas of the food in your mouth but you can’t taste the food. Its very miserable am hungry but I can’t eat and I read it takes 2-4weeks for this to go away. This apparently a relatively new condition not alot of research is available my guess it has to do with unethical practices it’s known that very few pine nuts are edible but of course the inedible varieties are cheaper so there are unethical companies who package and sell them to unaware customers, please do your research and avoid these to save your self the agony and also so stores stop selling them. I realise most people don’t know this, I went to three doctors who couldn’t diagnose it and when I figured it out and told them it was the first time they heard of this understandably so. It’s definitely relatively a new thing but it’s becoming more and more common. I believe most people who get it can’t relate the cause to the pine nuts because it takes about a day for the symptoms to show and by the time there are many other suspects. Anyway I hope this helps bring awareness about this and I encourage everyone to do their own research. Ps pesto sauce which is prepared by these specific pine nut can cause the same thing.

  • "... much easier and famiar motion. 😂🤣👌🏻

  • Still waiting for my Tofu Steak from the anime Restaurant to Another world.

  • Looks great. Also wondering how does one make a suggestion for a possible episode?

  • For the basil bit, couldnt you start by brief blitzing it in the blender then finishing in the mortar?

  • Such a delicious looking, but sadly poisonous dish; I'm one of those punchlines who's allergic to parmesan and nuts

  • Seems tasty, but I'm allergic to pine nuts.

  • Your nails are so pretty :3

  • The blue nails caught me off guard like 😳

  • Make a chill dog from sonic

  • The improved version looks amazing

  • Absolutely loveddd watching this recipe and from past gnocchi making experience I can confirm Italian recipes sure are an arm workout. Your nails look cool af btw, definitely gonna paint mine now


  • "... and it's an easier, more familiar, motion." ehehehe

  • I don't like the blue nails, they look dirty to me, but whatever rocks your boat.


  • As an Italian, hearing English speakers attempt speaking Italian is definitely one of the most funny things you can hear

  • I miss old name "Binging with babish"

  • 0:21 A headless, muscular chef comes and speaks my language... I pooped my pants

  • I’m allergic to cream so I love pesto!!

  • "my science is flawless, do not question it.." works for me 😆😂 Thank you for sharing this recipe - I was wondering what dish Luca and Alberto were enjoying 🍝

  • I love his nail color so much

  • 4:53 is he implying what I think he’s implying?

  • can you do green eggs and ham

  • Tasty food aside, the real moment for me in this was the "I like the way it looks." nail story. Yes!!!!!! Rock it!

  • LOVE that BCU is picking up the talent that Bon Appetit couldn't appreciate properly

    • Also how do you keep your nails unchipped? They look excellent

  • Watching luca made me really hungry for some home cooked pasta. And now i know how to made the same kind from the movie

  • Am I the only one that saw that lil action he gave that garlic at 4:13 😂😂😂

  • Your nails look cute 😊

  • Could you please make some Hazelnut Soup from Tangled I would really love it to find that recipe! 💖 🍲 ☺️

  • Never silencio Babish

  • So papi babish when are you gonna do ichiraku ramen or Rock Lee’s death curry

  • Did you... did you have to make this one joke? I lost my apatite lol

  • What's up the nails?

  • You should make the hot chocolate from polar express

  • "Babish speaking Italian" thanks captions

  • Where did they get Trenette from? 5 Terre normally uses either Testaroli or Trofie, not Trenette, for pesto...

  • It's 10:22pm and now I'm hungy

  • “More familiar motion”. I wonder why…. Not familiar for me though, I am a 14 year old girl, so yeah

  • Aint no one gonna talk about 4:55

  • Why did you painted your nails for the second part? Idk it was weird


  • Instructions unclear, made guacamole.

  • I loved the way you made the outro and painted your nails ✨

  • Can we just appreciate his nail job?!? It’s not even chipped 😭 ✨true perfection✨

  • Didnt knew italian tom holland eating green pasta is a real food

  • I just found you and I love you already

  • So ok. I don't get it... what's up with the painted nails and the seamonster?

  • I’m not Italian but I’m glad he didn’t break the pasta noodles in half.

  • I'm surprised you didn't eat it with your hands 🤣

  • What does he mean when he says he’s got a little sea monster inside me

  • What's wrong with you stupido?

  • I wanna eat it with my hands!

  • How does he manage to make homemade pasta with only one arm?

  • The fingernail paint is too much of a turn off. Sorry, couldn't finish the video.

    • A turn off? What, you're getting off to cooking vids? That's way weirder than painting your nails if you ask me

  • Me, halfway through the video: his nails are painted. Nice.

  • spit my water out at the "familiar motion" part

  • PLEASE do the Steaktanic from Happy Endings!!

  • Hey dude make the tsb in talking Tom and friends

  • I paused Luca while watching it, Googled Trenette al Pesto and here I am😎👍

  • babish is really out here becoming the new BA lol

  • Looks amazing and i love the nails

  • anyone else see the nails

  • Black or matte black or grey would look better and match your background pallet.

  • Haha I love how he barely explained his nails 😂😂 I thought he had girlfriend 🤔 so funny 😆

    • He has a fiancé

  • Love the nails, Babish!

  • Babish: I think we can make this more authentic *starts harvesting fresh basil*

  • Why your nails blue wait are you no ur a mermaid

  • 1:39 yeah, the movie itself is fruity enough

  • The nails really pop!

  • @Babish Culinary Universe Nails are dope! Loving it! So cute. Glad you’re doing better, we need you at your very best! Take all the time you need whenever, we’re not going anywhere

  • can we agree that his nails are so pretty and well painted

  • There's actually the recipe by one of the crew members online!

  • Ohh i love your nails

  • Does anyone know where he got the mortar and pestle?

  • Yo I’m liking those blue nails 💅🏾 in the thumbnail

  • The itchy battery contrarily trap because brace specifically enjoy next a bite-sized bracket. shrill, neat pear

  • Love the nail polish man! Keep it up!

  • comically large handful

  • You should have used emerald basil...there are other species than that awful stuff.

  • 4:53 😳

  • Nail polish is amazing.

  • I love green pasta.

  • “I’ve got a little sea monster in me” So Babish just came out, right?

    • I don't get it 😭 is it a reference to the movie?

  • If you want to make the garlic less spicy, take out the green part in the middle. This is what my dad always does when he makes pesto! (Btw, he's Italian)

  • Giulia's dad did this with one arm?

  • 4:55 where are we gettin at man?

  • i really like your nails!!

  • Tc man! Ur mental peace is more important than upload schedule

  • Ehe I’m starving now

  • Why are his nails blue?

    • It's called nail polish and a lot of people use it

    • I'm assuming he painted them

  • How many former Bon Appetit creators are you gonna headhunt lol

  • Woah I just got an actual ISprofile ad with babish in it. That threw me for a loop