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Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2024
Time: 6:00PM
Location:  Chef Candace’s Kitchen


Spaghetti alla chitarra is a variety of egg pasta typical of the Abruzzo region in Italy. The name of this spaghetti comes from the tool (the chitarra, literally "guitar") that is used to make the pasta. The chitarra gives the spaghetti its name, shape, and a porous texture that allows sauce to adhere well to the pasta itself.

The chitarra is a frame with a series of parallel wires crossing it.

You will make this spaghetti on a chitarra that I brought back from Abruzzo.

After making the dough, it is placed on the chitarra and pushed through with the rolling pin, so that the strings of the "guitar" cut the pasta into strips.

While your pasta dough is resting, you will prepare a traditional spring-inspired sauce of peas and asparagus.

At the end of the evening, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor at the dinner table accompanied by a very nice glass of wine.

April - Springtime Spaghetti alla Chitarra

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