PASTA

Orecchiette Pasta Recipes of Bari

 


The Streets of Bari

ITALY

Making Orecchiette 

Le ORECCHIETTE 

BARI, ITALY




PASTA GRANNIES

Making Orecchiette 


BARI




BARI, Italy — The grandmothers set up shop early. Out of ground-floor kitchens that opened directly onto the street, they came out singing old songs, sweeping the stone floor and scattering their homemade orecchiette, the city’s renowned ear-shaped pasta, on the mesh screens of wooden trays.

As the pasta dried in the sun along with the sweatpants, T-shirts and bath towels draped from the balconies above, Nunzia Caputo, 61, sat making more with her mother. A local man popped by to buy a kilo, which Ms. Caputo weighed out on an old-fashioned scale.

“Here it’s always fresh,” she said, in a kitchen cluttered with simmering pots of sauce, sacks of semola flour and a muted television. “If nobody buys them, we eat all of them. And this happens,” she said, pointing at her belly.


The orecchiette makers of via dell’Arco Basso in the southern coastal town of Bari have drawn cruise ship tourists, and contributed to Lonely Planet naming Bari one of Europe’s top 10 destinations.

They also inspired Dolce & Gabbana to film a cosmetics ad (“Pasta, Amore e Emotioneyes”) in which Sylvester Stallone’s adult daughters strut down the street in black negligees, dance with the grandmas and sift orecchiette through their fingers.



SYLVESTER STALLONE & ORECCHIETTE


Sistine & Sophia Stallone

Bari, Italy

Orecchiette alla Pugliese pasta Recipe from Puglia. Easy and delicious! The video above is of the local women of old Bari, or Bari Vecchia, making their own orecchiette in a setting which must have seen much of the same for centuries.  


ORECCHIETTE alla PUGLIESE

Ingredients :

1 pound imported Orecchiette Pasta 

2 Green Peppers

1 cup  Tomato Puree

1 bunch of fresh Basil

Olive Oil

Grated Pecorino Cheese

Salt, Black Pepper, to taste

Red Pepper Flakes to taste

making it

Slice the pepper thinly and fry in a pan for 10 minutes with the olive oil.

Add the tomato, basil, salt, pepper and cook for 5 minutes.

Prepare the pasta until it is ‘al dente’.

Drain and thrown it into the pan with the other ingredients.

Mix with the pecorino cheese and serve immediately






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BARI VECCHIA

DOLCE & GABBANA





BARI VECCHIA

PUGLIA, ITALY



Cooking on The Amalfi Coast Italy Recipes Positano Naples Cetara

 


Gennaro Contaldo

with his Mother and Sister

Minori, Italy

Gennaro Contaldo makes Zabaglione

In Minori

The Amalfi Coast

ITALY


HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENNARO

Gennaro Contaldo Celebrates his 70th Birthday

COOKING on The AMALFI COAST

CANNELLONI, PASTA con ZUCCA, ORANGE CAKE

RAGU NAPOLETANA and More .. 
COOKING on The AMALFI COAST

POSITANO The AMALFI COAST COOKBOOK / TRAVEL

POSITANO MINORI AMALFI RAVELLO CETARA

GENNARO’S AMALFI COAST CANNELLONI



Gennaro and his Pumpkin

“Zucca” !!!



Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta with Tomato Sauce


SPAGHETTI with TOMATO SAUCE

Recipe :

12 ounce imported Italian Spaghettini
1 pound fresh Cherry Tomatoes, washed and cut in half
10 tablespoons Italian Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic, peeled , crushed and cut in 4 pieces each
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
12 Basil Leaves, washed and torn into pieces
Grated Parmigiano or Pecorino Cheese

Put on a large pot of water with 2 tablespoons of salt and bring to the boil.

Add olive oil to a large frying pan. Add the garlic and let cook on low heat for 2 minutes. Add the red pepper and cook on low heat for 30 seconds.

Turn heat to high and add the tomatoes. Cook on high heat for 1 minute. Lower heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes on medium heat.

Add half the basil and 1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt to the  the pan and let cook on medium heat for 4 minutes.

Add the spaghettini to the boiling water and cook until al dente (about 8 minutes).  

Take 1/4 cup of pasta water out of the pot and put in the pan with the tomatoes, and let cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat.
Drain the spaghettini in a colander. 

Add the cooked pasta and remaining Basil to the pan with the tomatoes and mix. Sprinkle on a little olive mix and serve.

Serve with grated cheese on the side. Basta !

Spaghetti Pomodoro

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Amalfitana
Gennaro with his ORANGE RICE CAKE

MINOR, ITALY

AMALFI COAST




POSITANO

The AMALFI COAST

ITALY



Homemade Pasta with Sausage and Peas – Recipe

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Strichetti with Sausage and Peas
 
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LINA MAKES HOMEMADE PASTA
 
with SAUSAGE and PEAS RAGU
 
 
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Lina at 19
LINA
 
“PASTA BUONO”
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