Le Corde de chiochie is a traditional pasta from the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is a type of hand-rolled pasta that is typically found in the towns and communes of Abruzzo such as Chieti, Pescara, and Teramo. The history of this pasta dates back to ancient times when it was made by hand by the women of the region. The name “Le Corde de chiochie” translates to “the ropes of the bride” in English, and it is said to have been traditionally made for weddings and special occasions.

The pasta is made by rolling out small pieces of dough into long, thin ropes, which are then twisted and shaped into a unique spiral form. It is often served with a simple tomato sauce or a hearty meat ragu. One popular recipe for Le Corde de chiochie is to cook the pasta until al dente and then toss it with a sauce made from sautéed garlic, olive oil, and fresh tomatoes. Another recipe is to serve it with a rich lamb ragu, made with tender pieces of lamb, onions, and a touch of red wine.

Le Corde de chiochie has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Product) designation, which certifies its traditional production methods and regional significance. This ensures that the pasta is made according to specific specifications and maintains its authentic qualities. Sources: www.abruzzoturismo.it, www.italianfoodexcellence.com