Orecchiette con Cime di Rape

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

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Orecchiette, which means “little ears” (a reference to their round, concave shape), are a regional symbol of Puglia. Traditionally, orecchiette are homemade. The combination of native, hard-wheat flour and water (instead of egg) yields a firm, textured pasta.

Wood is the ideal work surface for shaping orecchiette; a smooth surface will not create the rough texture that is characteristic of the pasta. (See “Making Orecchiett