Orecchiette (little ears), also known as "strascicati", are a typical pasta shape from the Apulia culinary tradition. The shape is a round disc with a slight indent in the centre.
In the culinary tradition of Apulia of home-made pasta, orecchiette were made with white flour, durum wheat semolina and water. After the pasta dough had been cut into small pieces, it was "dragged" ("strascicati" in Italian) with the tip of a knife to create a sort of small shell, then pulled back with the tip of the thumb.
In traditional Apulia cooking, orecchiette are cooked in boiling water with broccoli or potatoes and served with a tomato sauce and sheep's cheese, or with garlic and Oil
This pasta is also known as "Recchie" and is served with vegetable ragù, or lamb and ricotta ragù.
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Pasta Mista (mixed pasta) is a typical pasta from southern Italy, especially from Naples, and has a tradition that has been handed down the generations.
Originally, the women of the house, to use up the leftover pasta, would mix it up to create tasty, appetising soups and the result was so good that this combination has become a new variation.
De Cecco has developed no less than ten varieties of Pasta Mista, both short and long, which is innovative in the pasta market.
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