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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | Making Pasta with a Guitar Pick

Making Pasta with a Guitar Pick

This past weekend, my husband’s family got together to try out the birthday present my husband received from his sister: a chitarra. Chitarra (pronounced with a hard k sound, my Italian-class-award-winning niece tells me) is Italian for guitar, and this pasta-making contraption is strung rather like a guitar. Enter my guitar-expert brother-in-law who, although not Italian in anyway, had a knack for making this thing work AND provided the perfect tool for plucking the spaghetti strands off the instrument.

With 12 of us participating, it still took all afternoon to make a batch of the most incredible tasting spaghetti it has ever been my honor to eat! In this instructional video below, please note that the men were in charge of the pasta-making, while the women are gossiping in the background and sipping Prosecco.

You can also note that we rolled out the dough with a pasta machine, which – according to family sources – is an abomination. If we were AUTHENTIC Italians, we would have rolled it out with a broom handle.

Be sure to come back on Thursday to check out the Guess My Character Blogfest!

5 Responses to Making Pasta with a Guitar Pick

  1. holy cow, that is so frickin cool! I wonder if could borrow husband’s ecoustic to make some. lol.

  2. bummer b/c I have trouble seeing videos on blogs *sigh* but sounds AMAZING! Seeyou tomorrow for the blogfest!

  3. So cool!! And so awesome to hear about it ahead of time, and then SEE it later. What yummy fun!!

  4. Lenny says:

    hi miss dianne! wow that looks like a lotta work. i watched that right at dinner time and now im wishing for a BIG plate of that spagetti. my brothers cookin turkey burgers. how could i eat one of those after watchin that video. ick! ha ha i need him to watch that video cause does most of the cooking and its for sure a guy thing. im doing the blogfest too. i hope you could come and guess what gunther looks like. im gonna read yours for sure.
    …hugs from your tshirt advertizer lenny 🙂