Monday (Food) Photo

I know that if you are a foodie, a food blogger, or like us – both! – then travelling means bringing home local food and/or food related items. We are no different and this was bought on our last trip to Italy. (Just on a side note, we are actually again in Italy, this time in Sardinia!)

Again, I admit I don’t know much about it. I bought it in the food section so at least I know it belongs in the kitchen. But what to use it for? Any ideas and perhaps, recipes to go with this this? See, I really don’t know what it is …

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  • Pia

    Please forgive my bad english : this rolling pin is used to cut noodles

  • Yes, I guess it’s used to cut noodles… A great item!



  • Finally! I can NOT sound like an idiot 🙂
    It’s a linguine wooden rolling pin 🙂

  • Yes – definitely for cutting linguine. May I link to it from my site?
    Great picture!

  • It’s Ron Popeil’s first attempt at his pasta machine. 🙂

  • what a great find!

  • pietra

    For making pasta of course! Have fun.

  • Ugg sorry about the messed up link 🙁 Can’t replace it. Simply linked it to Papadum on wiki.

  • jamie

    For making gnocci?

  • antorra

    I don’t know what it is for but definetly is not for gnocchi! 🙂
    I LOVE this blog!!!

  • I love kitchen gadgets and this one is an interesting find. Coming from Italy, I would have guessed it to be a gadget for pasts and your reader’s comments confirmed my guess.

  • I am guessing it is a rolling pin for pasta.

  • Lou

    Great find. I have an old one that belonged to my Italian mother-in-law. She most likely brought it from Calabria when she came to the U.S. in the late 19th century. Mine has a few broken teeth but one day I’ll try it. Was fun to see another.

  • I tried it out, however, it was very hard to get and separate spaghettis out from it. I will use it to make stripes in the surface of cookies.

  • Gwynn

    This looks like a lefse rolling pin. Lefse is a Norwegian flat bread that requires the use of this special rolling pin. Look it up and see for yourself 🙂