maccheroni alla chitarra

/mahk-keh-ROH-nee ahl-lah kee-TAHR-rah/

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.

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