HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI ALLA CHITARRA & TRADITONAL ABRUZZESE MEATBALLS SAUCE

Are you curious to discover the origin of the classic Italian-American Spaghetti and meatballs? In this class, we’ll learn to prepare the original Italian Chitarra con le Pallottine, the traditional homemade squared spaghetti tossed with mini meatballs, a masterpiece of Abruzzese cuisine!

What You’ll Learn

COOKING CLASS 4 COURSES MENU

Lemon Marinated Olives with Almonds

Traditional Sauteed olives and almonds, marinated with Lemon garlic and herbs

Crostini al Tartufo

Toasted bread slices topped with Caprino and summer truffle, paired with Capocollo

Homemade Spaghetti alla Chitarra

The most iconic shape of homemade egg pasta in Abruzzo, called “alla Chitarra” from the special item used to shape them that recalls a guitar,

Traditional Pallottine Abruzzesi sauce

The traditional meatballs pasta sauce, also called “alla Teramana”: the best choice to toss along with the Spaghetti alla Chitarra!

COOKING CLASS DESCRIPTION

Minimum Guests: 4

Maximum Guests: 6

Event Duration: around 2.5/3 hours

Starting hours:

3pm- 6pm – (estimated)

4pm- 7pm – (estimated)

5m- 8pm – (estimated)

Availability: adults

Location/Meeting place: Your place (Currently we can serve ONLY Clarke and Oconee Counties)

Price: $ 119 per person

In this class, we’ll discover all the secrets of an ancient recipe, the Chitarra with Pallottine, also called Spaghetti alla Teramana.

I will tell you how to prepare the egg and flour spaghetti from scratch, knead the dough with the stand mixer, and shape the spaghetti using an ancient tool: the Chitarra Abruzzese.

Then, we’ll prepare the tomato sauce and the meatballs together using a mixture of meats: lamb, beef, and pork.

During the class, we’ll sample some of the best Abruzzese starters made with typical products: Bruschettas with Caprino cheese and summer truffles, Marinated olives with almonds and garlic, and cured Capocollo

MAIN INGREDIENTS

Pork sausages, beef, lamb, pecorino cheese, bread crumbs, tomato sauce, onions, carrots, olive oil, celery, 00 flour, semolina flour, eggs, salt, black pepper, summer truffles, caprino cheese, bread, Lampascioni wild onions, Capocollo cured meat, olives, lemon,

ABRUZZESE CUISINE

Abruzzese cuisine is ancient and rich in solid flavors, characterized by the nature of the region: ragged mountains that roll down into the Adriatic Sea. Among the most iconic recipes are the homemade Spaghetti alla Chitarra, the Arrosticini (grilled sheep skewers), the Pallottine (mini meatballs made with a mixture of meats), and the stuffed mussels alla Vastese.

The essential ingredients typical of the region are the truffles, the olive oil, the saffron, and one of the most famous Italian red wines: the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.