Binging with Babish: Trenette Al Pesto from Luca
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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  • BVtok26

    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

  • Matthew Grapel
    Matthew Grapel

    save some time and just use kiriland pesto, trust me

  • Amelia Fleetwood
    Amelia Fleetwood

    Would you do it for a scooby snack

  • Giorgio Iaderosa
    Giorgio Iaderosa

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

  • Aidan Golembiewski
    Aidan Golembiewski

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

  • H Yousif
    H Yousif

    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.

  • Yanick Girouard
    Yanick Girouard

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

  • Renegade Ren
    Renegade Ren

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

  • Rob Wiebe
    Rob Wiebe

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

  • misstary13

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

  • Michael Cinelli
    Michael Cinelli

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

  • Ray Pan
    Ray Pan

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

  • Levi Clark
    Levi Clark

    Your nails are so pretty :3

  • Galen Fenney
    Galen Fenney

    The blue nails caught me off guard like 😳

  • Kieran Hamaguchi
    Kieran Hamaguchi

    Make a chill dog from sonic

  • Dario Bruni
    Dario Bruni

    The improved version looks amazing

  • Paula 빠울라
    Paula 빠울라

    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

  • Zina


  • Quadraxis

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

  • Snow McSnow
    Snow McSnow

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

  • Soren Tutauha
    Soren Tutauha


  • Andrea Boselli
    Andrea Boselli

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

  • Fitz Escarda
    Fitz Escarda

    I miss old name "Binging with babish"

  • Boldtreck 25
    Boldtreck 25

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

  • Cauzie

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

  • Erick Carty
    Erick Carty

    "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

  • William Lan
    William Lan

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

  • SonicMario Woody
    SonicMario Woody

    can you do green eggs and ham

  • HerMajestyTheLlama

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

  • littelbro14

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

    • littelbro14

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

  • CommonWeirdo

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

  • Danny Martinez
    Danny Martinez

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

  • Wolf Chick
    Wolf Chick

    Your nails look cute 😊

  • Bailey Duncan
    Bailey Duncan

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

  • Vintage BAARON
    Vintage BAARON

    Never silencio Babish

  • Trent

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

  • Lahav P
    Lahav P

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

  • Ek25

    What's up the nails?

  • the_redneck_norsemen

    You should make the hot chocolate from polar express

  • Mattox Kurtz
    Mattox Kurtz

    "Babish speaking Italian" thanks captions

  • walkwithdeath

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

  • NoNameSkill

    It's 10:22pm and now I'm hungy

  • T1geres

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

  • Lukas Beeckman
    Lukas Beeckman

    Aint no one gonna talk about 4:55

  • jeffry saul
    jeffry saul

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



  • Arthur Yeehaw
    Arthur Yeehaw

    Instructions unclear, made guacamole.

  • 𖣘Blue_the_creator𖣘

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

  • Ghosty studios
    Ghosty studios

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

  • Yeetus Confuctus
    Yeetus Confuctus

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

  • Saranya Akumalla
    Saranya Akumalla

    I just found you and I love you already

  • SquirrelKnight

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

  • Gentlemen Dog
    Gentlemen Dog

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

  • Becky Burgess
    Becky Burgess

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

  • Joe Ensign
    Joe Ensign

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

  • Elise S. Corner
    Elise S. Corner

    What's wrong with you stupido?

  • Yesika Narvaez
    Yesika Narvaez

    I wanna eat it with my hands!

  • Deetz

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

  • Owen Monroe
    Owen Monroe

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

    • bruh

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

  • (hey, the name's) jude
    (hey, the name's) jude

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

  • Josie Iris
    Josie Iris

    spit my water out at the "familiar motion" part

  • Polar Designs 3D
    Polar Designs 3D

    PLEASE do the Steaktanic from Happy Endings!!

  • Fraine dela Cruz
    Fraine dela Cruz

    Hey dude make the tsb in talking Tom and friends

  • PRIS

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

  • Bharathi Kurtz
    Bharathi Kurtz

    babish is really out here becoming the new BA lol

  • EnbyCrab

    Looks amazing and i love the nails

  • Bryce

    anyone else see the nails

  • S M
    S M

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

  • The Angledsaxon
    The Angledsaxon

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

    • noga

      He has a fiancé

  • Craze

    Love the nails, Babish!

  • bảo nguyên bùi thanh
    bảo nguyên bùi thanh

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

  • Manaris Sitohang
    Manaris Sitohang

    Why your nails blue wait are you no ur a mermaid

  • WaffleDemon1929

    1:39 yeah, the movie itself is fruity enough

  • Lochtain

    The nails really pop!

  • RexTheFolf_

    @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

  • Ava McCready
    Ava McCready

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

  • ZenZach

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

  • Rhianna Lo Guidice
    Rhianna Lo Guidice

    Ohh i love your nails

  • Toast

    Dad anyone realise he had coloured nails?

  • TheLavaczech

    Does anyone know where he got the mortar and pestle?

  • Enrique C Charette
    Enrique C Charette

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

  • Alice zeng
    Alice zeng

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

  • Griffin Salerno
    Griffin Salerno

    Love the nail polish man! Keep it up!

  • ThisGalaxyCat

    comically large handful

  • Ciel One Hell of A Service Dog
    Ciel One Hell of A Service Dog

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

  • McMiller

    4:53 😳


    Nail polish is amazing.


    I love green pasta.

  • Eve’s Sketchbook
    Eve’s Sketchbook

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

    • ribbon ribs
      ribbon ribs

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

  • Giada Parigi
    Giada Parigi

    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)

  • Six-Colors

    Giulia's dad did this with one arm?

  • Eggon_1

    4:55 where are we gettin at man?

  • TheEmeraldWalrus

    i really like your nails!!

  • Tomato

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

  • James Fuerza
    James Fuerza

    Ehe I’m starving now

  • xX-Bird-Xx

    Why are his nails blue?

    • Jesse Clark
      Jesse Clark

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

    • Aiden-draws

      I'm assuming he painted them

  • Argishti Stepanian
    Argishti Stepanian

    How many former Bon Appetit creators are you gonna headhunt lol

  • Cody Cordoba
    Cody Cordoba

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

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