Orecchiette making in Bari old town

As I have posted quite a few┬áorecchiette recipes in the last few days, I thought you might like to take a look at one of the local ‘mammas’ in the old town. People practically live on the street and it sometimes feels like you are walking through their kitchen ­čÖé Many of these women will also sell pasta to passers by. She makes it look so easy, but believe me,┬áit’s not! I’ve tried!

┬áThat clip seems to have disapeared. Here’s another one. She goes much slower though!


Those of you who have seen Jamie Oliver’s Great Italian Escape will have seen oriecchette being prepared in the episode about Puglia. Jamie goes hunting for the ‘pasta mammas’ through the back streets of Altamura.