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'little ears' of pasta

This is Puglia's most famous contribution to pasta culture. They're formed around the thumb (and really more like little hats than ears). They may be plain, green (made with spinach) or tricolore (red white and green) They go well with vegetable sauces, especially greens; the classic dish pairs them with cime di rape.

Pasta Shapes and Dishes


Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Dan Block