Orecchiette Pugliese

Orecchiette is a type of pasta commonly made in the southern Italian region of Apulia. In fact, walk along any street in the region’s capital city of Bari and you will meet an endless stream of women sitting in front of their small flat forming the orecchiette shape with swift movements of hand and knife. They turn the freshly-made pasta consisting of semolina flour, water and sometimes a small amount of olive oil into shapes that resemble little ears – the meaning of the word orecchiette.

This kind of pasta is usually served with a tomato-based sauce or

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