Our little ears, Orecchiette! - Masseria Civitella - Quality and tradition olive oil from Apulia! 100% Italian!
 
Apulia region has a ancient and singular home-made pasta tradition. "Cavatiedde", "Friciddate","Recchjetedde" are just few of the vernacular names we use for our home-made shapes, and their sound remind us of ancient way of the apulian people  to prepare their own pasta at home.

Orecchiette is one of the most famous apulian home-made pasta. The name comes from the shape which reminds a small ear. Orecchiette are made with durum wheat, water and salt. To shape the little ears need to use a knife to rub the little piece of dough on the wooden rolling board. 
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Orecchiette con le cime di rapa
Orecchiette are combined with broccoli rabe and anchovies fillets in one of the most delicious apulian recipe. Then we also use to prepare Orecchiette with tomato sauce(with or without meat) mixed with spicy  "Ricotta"  cheese, with "Pecorino" cheese or salted "Ricotta" cheese sprinkled on the top.

Nowadays  modern lifestyle changed our habits, so we use to buy pasta from the supermarket shelfs for the daily life and reserve the home-made pasta for the celebrations and special occasions to enjoy with family and friends.

Anyway I can  say  I was  lucky enough in my life to see my grandmother and my mother capable hands preparing tons and tons of home-made pasta!



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To shape the little ears need to use a knife
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Rub the little piece of dough on the rolling board
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The dough is made by durum wheatm water and salt
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Our little ears are ready , like flying saucers on parade!
Mariaflavia Manigrasso
31/10/2011 13:00:55

Bellissimo sito e bellissime foto! Complimenti!

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saverio
3/11/2011 08:24:08

Grazie flavia! sono contento che il sito ti piaccia...

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29/1/2012 10:49:27

ma..queste le spedite? ^_^

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saverio
30/1/2012 15:23:52

mmm...purtroppo queste non fanno in tempo ad essere spedite perchè me le magno tutte io! ;)

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