Pici all'Aglione

Pici with garlic tomato sauce


Class Details

Dish Name: Pici all'Aglione
Dish Description: This pasta is traditional from Siena in Tuscany, it is served with a simple tomato sauce enriched by a local kind of garlic called Aglione (big garlic) because of its size.
Dish Description: Beginner
Class Length: 90 min
Total Prep. Time: 60 min
Total Cook Time: 30 min
Total Served: 2
Class Language: English
Class Location: Zoom class from Rome, Italy


September 04, 2021
7:00 pm

15 in stock

All classes are over zoom

Class Description

Pici is long thick spaghetti, traditionally made with flour and water. Riccardo’s last trip to Tuscany was all about Pici, he learned that the dough’s ingredients could change in relation to the weather. The use of the egg in the pasta is optional, the traditionalists don’t use it, the modernists use it. The egg helps the dough to be softer and add moisture to the pasta, it is used in those days in which the weather is very dry and the dough is difficult to roll out. 

In this cooking class, Riccardo will show you how to make Pici Toscani, with all the tips he received from local people. Furthermore, you will learn how to make Aglione sauce, this sauce is the best way to pair the fresh handmade pici. Aglione from Val di Chiana, southern Tuscany, is a local kind of garlic that grows in that area and it is mainly used to make this sauce.


For the pasta:

  • 100 grams (0,8 cup) Soft Wheat Flour Type 00
  • 100 grams (0,6 cup) Semolina Flour
  • 90 grams (0,4 cup) Warm Water
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Egg (optional)

For the sauce:

  • 400 grams (14 oz) Whole peeled tomatoes or tomato puree
  • 6 Big garlic cloves
  • 20 Flat parsley leaves (optional)
  • 4 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 Anchovies (optional)
  • ½ Cup white wine

Tools Used

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Working surface
Sharp kitchen knife
Cutting board
Mixing bowl
Plastic wrap

Day Before Class

Make sure to have all your shopping list clear and ready to do grocery. Buy the freshest ingredients, the quality of the ingredients makes the difference.

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