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Natalie Danford

  • Recipe

    Orecchiette with Tomatoes, Basil & Ricotta Salata

    The vibrant flavors of tomato and basil are the soul of this quick sauce.  A sprinkling of ricotta salata cheese adds a salty pungency.  If you can’t find ricotta salata,…

  • How-To

    Making Robust, Flavorful Orecchiette Pasta

    An easy method turns an eggless dough into chewy and delicious “little ears” of pasta —try them with three quick sauces

  • Recipe

    Basic Orecchiette Pasta

    This handmade pasta is delicious with the classic broccoli raab sauce, with an uncooked sauce of tomatoes and basil, or in a cream sauce with mussels and mint. The dough comes…

  • Recipe

    Orecchiette, Broccoli Raab & Anchovies

    This is a classic orecchiette dish. If you can’t find salt-packed anchovies, you can use oil-cured ones, but be sure to rinse them thoroughly.

  • Recipe

    Orecchiette with Mussels & Mint

    This somewhat startling coupling of seafood and mint makes sense against a background of supportive, plain pasta. The orecchiette absorbs the cream in this unusual sauce mixing mint and mussels.…