Visit an ancient mill immersed in the countryside around the city of Pescara. Walk among the olive trees and meet the owner whose family has been managing the farmhouse for generations. Enter the kitchen and get hands-on help preparing your own lunch from a friendly local cook. Get ready for an amazing class during which you learn how to prepare Chitarra pasta.
Pour the flour on a working surface and make a fountain with a hole in the middle, then add the other ingredients, knead the dough by pressing, folding and working with the 'cannelle de le sagne' (rolling pin) to make 'the pettele' (sheet of pasta). Then lay the 'pettele' on the 'maccarunare' (a tool with many strings, like a guitar, that’s why this pasta is called chitarra pasta) and with the rolling pin, you will have the 'li maccarune' (chitarra pasta).
Learn to prepare a typical Abruzzese sauce, using veal, pork and a piece of mutton, olive oil, onion, tomato, pecorino cheese, and hot peppers. End your class tasting your chitarra maccarune with fine local wine.
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