About the Producer
For almost 30 years, Marco Galavotti, has been crafting artisanal tools for the kitchen in his workshop in Modena Italy. He works under the pseudo name, Al Marangoun, meaning “carpenter” or “ax man” in Modenese dialect. And indeed, the tools he creates, mostly made of wood, are reminiscent of a carpenter’s work. Every week, he sells his tools at various markets in small towns scattered throughout Emilia-Romagna.
Natural beech wood
Wooden pasta tools are best cleaned naturally! After use, take a clean sponge or rag and dampen in a mixture of water and lemon juice or water and baking soda. Squeeze out excess water and wipe down your gnocchi board to remove excess flour or dough, and allow to dry naturally in a cool, ventilated place. If you still find a bit of flour stuck between the ridges, use a clean natural toothbrush to gently brush it out. Note: do not run through dishwasher or running water.