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chitarra tool for homemade spaghetti 

chitarra tool

Chitarra is the italian name for guitar and is the traditional cooking tool for making spaghetti alla chitarra, traditional recipe of Abruzzo. The guitar has many wires tensed by screws on the left side. When stretched the wires sound like a guitar. The dough is put onto the wires and pushed to down using a rolling pin. What means the Italian "spaghetti alla chitarra"? Alla chitarra means: made with the guitar, so the Italian "spaghetti alla chitarra" means spaghetti made with the cooking tool called chitarra, in English guitar. Here below you can find a video tutorial undertitled in Engish, where you can see how to use chittarra cooking tool step by step. How to tense the wires and how to know when they are well tensed.

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with a rolling pin the dough layer is pressed to the wires of the chitarra toolusing chitarra tool for spaghetti
using chitarra toolthe layer of dough has been pressen on the wires and is dropping dow

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