21 April 2016

An Italian 'Mama'

This Italian 'Mama is one of several women who make and sell 'orecchiette' in the Old Town of Bari. This famous pasta of Puglia is in created by hand in the shape of 'tiny ears'.  Her daughter sits outside the house making and selling her pasta on the street, Mama was inside in the cool. I want an Italian Mama like this lady!


Cette 'Mama' italienne est une des nombreuses femmes qui fabriquent et vendent des « orecchiette » dans la vieille ville de Bari. Ces célèbres pâtes des Pouilles sont confectionnées à la main en forme de « petites oreilles ». Sa fille fait et vend ses pâtes à l'extérieur de la maison sur la rue, Mama est à l'intérieur, dans la fraîcheur. J'aimerais une maman italienne comme cette dame!


  1. I've never heard of that pasta before. Good portrait!

  2. What a delightful photo!

  3. It's her hands that get my attention. They look arthritic, inflamed. Maybe that's why the daughter makes all the pasta.

    We can get orecchiette in a box at lots of stores around here.

  4. I'm with Bob. The hands! We do get orecchiette here, and there's even an Italian grocer who imports cheeses, meats, sauces, and pastas. But I have a feeling hers are better. Fresh!


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