Note to the recipe: The strozzapreti, traditional recipe forhomemade pasta of Romagna, have very ancient origins and are already mentioned in texts of the 14th century. So the strozzapreti tell very much about the history of this region: the long Roman domination (Ravennawas also the capital city during some centuries of the late Roman empire), a cuisine made with poor ingredients ennobled with long and elaborated cooking, and the profound tradition of hospitality. For this reason to the priests (respected , but not always invited because of the Church State domination) was offered a dish considered very important…so they were enthralled by the savoury pasta that they ate too quickly and choked themselves, sometimes to death. For this reason the recipe is called “priests chokers”, the English translation of the word strozzapreti.
Here below you can see the video recipe for making homemade strozzapreti. It is in Italian, but useful for seeing the manual skills needed for kneading dough and making shape.