Definitions

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  • n. A type of pasta, made with the thumb from a small disk, typically from Puglia.

Etymologies

Italian little ears (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • RECIPE serves one hungry woman cavatelli pugliesi (or other pasta such as orecchiette) one small shallot, finely diced butter

    last minute pasta gone fancy

  • Certain flour-and-water pastas, such as orecchiette from Apulia, pici from Tuscany, and trofie from Liguria, to name a few, are still often made by hand, although they usually are not made entirely with hard-wheat flour.

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  • Several chefs who are represented in Las Vegas, including Francois Payard and Jet Tila , came out for the dinner of pepperoni rrrostiti, frito misto, orecchiette with broccoli rappe and sausage, and, of course, Uncle Vincent's famous lemon chicken.

    Snagging a Dinner at Rao's

  • The food, Mr. Carmellini says, is "comfortable," but "never in the sloppy way" — apt words for his legendary lamb meatball sliders and orecchiette with homemade duck sausage.

    Fall Insalata With Green Apple and Fennel

  • For her second Slow Food Fast contribution, Ms. Bloomfield shares a recipe for orecchiette with cauliflower, sweet onions, garlic, anchovies, rosemary and Parmesan.

    Cauliflower and Anchovy Orecchiette

  • Their hostess, a skilled home cook, wowed them with the vegetable-laden sauce and hand-made orecchiette a small ear-shaped pasta.

    Cauliflower and Anchovy Orecchiette

  • The caramelized cauliflower orecchiette and the ricotta gnocchi with sweet sausage are particularly good.

    No License, No Worry Here

  • Try the stellar steak tartara Piedmontese, grandmother's ravioli, orecchiette with homemade duck sausage and broccoli rabe or the mountain trout with lentils and pancetta.

    Restaurants: Go, Consider, Stop

  • Then, “Everyday Food Every Wednesday” returns with editor Anna Last and no-fuss family meals of lightly spicy orecchiette with bacon and tomato sauce and a savory pasta and cheese frittata perfect for brunch or dinner.

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  • But it is hard to find anyone from Turin eating orecchiette e cime di rape ear-shaped pasta with turnip greens or a Sicilian ordering saffron risotto.

    Where the Stomach Is the Way to the Heart

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  • Actually my favourite kind of pasta, so we can add tastiest to cutest. Seems to me most closely associated with Apulia.

    November 23, 2007

  • I love that this means "litte ears." How unappetizing! And yet, in Italian, it's the cutest word.

    October 18, 2007