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DIY Wooden Pasta Boards & Top NJ Pasta Spots for National Pasta Day

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Mama Mia! It’s National Pasta Day! Today we’re sharing our picks for best local NJ pasta restaurants, best wooden pasta bowls and pasta boards, and some DIY Pasta projects that you can make in your woodshop.

pasta ingredients layed out on a table

Pasta Day Spots to Grab Delicious Grub!

First up, let’s give ourselves some delicious carbohydrate fuel before a long day in the woodshop. Grab some takeout or have a traditional sit-down-dinner at these amazing local pasta spots:

Pasta Day Serving-Ware:

Of course you’ll need some beautiful pasta serving-ware to share the delicious meal with your friends and family! We’ve scoured the internet for the best wooden and handmade items for sharing and making pasta:

woman standing with large pasta cutting board

We love this wooden pasta board from qb cucina. It’s large enough to turn out big batches of dough, and made in the traditional style of the sfogline of Italy. Crafted from 100% maple hardwood.

wooden pasta shaping tools

Create stunning pasta dishes at home with this incredible Wooden Pasta profiling board and Ravioli Mold from EsteviOlio on Etsy. Handcrafted with beautiful hardwood so it will last generations and become an heirloom piece for your family.

pasta rolling utencils

These exquisite pasta rolling pin 9 piece set from NonnasWoodShop on Etsy makes an excellent gift giving option for the home chef in your life. As carpenters and woodworkers, we can recognize quality craftsmanship when we see it! You can select from their all maple wood set, or a mix of walnut, cherry, mahogany, beech, and other options.

wooden pasta bowl and spoons

If you’re looking for a statement piece to really showcase your homemade pasta dinners, we recommend this stunning Mango Wood Curved Salad/Pasta bowl server from Bella Cucina. It’s handcrafted from a single piece of wood, and created from sustainably sourced lumber. It’s sure to make your pasta dish shine as the star of the meal.

pasta on a wooden drying rack

This amazing hardwood pasta drying rack was designed by BreadTechnique on Etsy to work in tandem with the KitchenAid pasta roller, and was made to hold up to 11 square feet of pasta! You can select an option from poplar, maple ash, or birchwood; the wood is unfinished.

And of course, for the crafty folk in our midst, here’s some great tutorials we’ve collected online with some wonderful woodworking projects to try. You can create your own pasta drying rack, a handcarved wooden bowl, design your own pasta board, and so much more! (Please, use caution and make sure you’re following instructions for optimal safety and using cut-proof gloves, eyewear and ear protection!)

First up we have this wonderful DIY Pasta Drying Rack which you can create with the most basic of hand tools from DiTuroProductions on YouTube. This rack can dry up to 9 feet of pasta, and can be fully disassembled for storage.

We love this DIY Rustic wood bowl tutorial from Eamon Walsh DIY on YouTube created from a singular, solid piece of ash.

Impress your guests by serving them pasta in your homemade bowl scooped out with this gorgeous DIY Wooden Fork Spaghetti Server as demonstrated by DIYPD on Youtube!

Make yourself a full set of truly beautiful kitchen utensils and tools in your workshop. This tutorial from Paoson Woodworking on YouTube includes a spatula, spoon, and a skimmer.

Want to roll your own pasta or make your own charcuterie presentation? You’ll be impressing all of your guests with this gorgeous DIY Ultimate Pasta Rolling Board from hardwood thanks to this tutorial from Maker’s Best Friend on Youtube.

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