Video: how to make real orecchiette pasta from Puglia Italy

Today it was a beautiful day at the market in Lecce (the one where locals go).

We met all our friends and of course we bought all the fantastic produce from Puglia.

Then, back to the Stile Mediterraneo Cooking School, Cinzia makes fresh hand made orecchiette pasta from Puglia Italy. The real way!

Orecchiette is the most traditional pasta from Puglia. We will show you how to make the best and authentic orecchiette pasta.

To make orecchiette you need durum wheat semolina (never use White flour!) and water, a wooden board and a knife.

You can accompany the orecchiette with tomato sauce which would be the authentic way in the Lecce Salento part of Puglia; or with broccoli rabe, aka cime di rapa, that is a recipe from the Bari area.

What do you think of the video? I hope you understand the Italian accent!

The video has been made and edited by Andrew Jenner.



By | 2017-05-04T13:25:47+00:00 January 20th, 2014|cuisine, Hand-made pasta, Pasta & Rice, Puglia, traditions|4 Comments


  1. Italy Cooking Courses February 2, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Ciao Bruce!! how wonderful to hear from you. I and Marika also have very sweet memories of our time with you and Ann.
    Please come back to visit us…..we can make an orecchiette master class….only for the experts!

    A big hug and hope you are both very well.

  2. Bruce February 1, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Ciao Cinzia and Marika.

    This post reminded me of our time with you. And our attempts at getting the orechietti just right. Fantastic!

  3. Italy Cooking Courses January 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Ciao Stefan!! nice to hear from you Stefan. Come back visit us….for more pasta making and fun. Ciao from sunny Lecce!

  4. Stefan January 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Hmmm, orecchiette. Great memory!
    Carefull for you back though… 🙂
    Good luck!

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