Orecchiette with Tomatoes, Basil and Ricotta Salata

Alessandro shows us how to make a classic Puglian dish that takes him back to his roots. Using the best of our perfectly sweet late season tomatoes, this recipe demonstrates one of the hallmarks of great Italian cooking: simplicity is key, and the ingredients should be the star of the show.

Watch and learn as Alessandro reveals the trick to authentic orecchiette, and listen out for Patricia’s tips for some timeless flavour combinations and overlooked cheeses.

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