Orecchiette pasta originates from Puglia during the 12th and 13th centuries and remains popular throughout Italy to this day. The word ‘orecchiette’ means ‘little ears’ Some food historians argue that this pasta arrived in Southern Italy from Provence during the 13th century with the Angevins. Orecchiette pasta is often served with pancetta, ricotta and ham and cream-based sauce, but works well with most any recipe. Their unique and pretty shape makes it easy to hold on to pasta toppings to make each bite that much more delicious.
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What does orecchiette pasta look like?
Answer: A small ear.