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maccheroni alla chitarra

Language: Italian

Description: Not macaroni, but squared off pasta made with a special wooden frame strung with wires, a chitarra, resembling the musical instrument (guitar) and known since 1705. A speciality of the Abruzzo region where it is usually served with a tomato and meat sauce flavoured with the local chillis known as diavolicchio.

maccheroni alla chitarra
How a chitarra works, with thanks to the unkown artist in Great Italian Cuisine by Luigi Carnacini

Pronounced: mahk-keh-ROH-nee ahl-lah kee-TAHR-rah
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Italy
Most frequent region: Abruzzo
Also known as: quadrati, spaghetti alla chitarra

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Abruzzo, Molise

See foods and dishes: chitarra, pasta

See: jaccoli

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