First night in Vieste. I was walking down the Main Street when I run into a small group of people: they were horseshoe shaped and something was happening in front of them. I’ve immediately thought about one of those street performer, who does stunts or things like that. I walked up the crowd and I discovered a lovely surprise.
Behind a wood table, a small lady was making pasta: “orecchiette” and “maccheroni”, both typical of Puglia. She has never used mixer or blender. The only tools she needs to make pasta were “rasoia” and one “ferretto” (you can see them in the photo).
“Do you like cooking, don’t you?” She asked me, while I was looking at their hands dirty of flour. “Yes, I really do love cooking.” “Please, come here. As you can see, you need just 2 ingredients: durum wheat flour and water. That’s all.” Then, as in a time lapse, she started to make orecchiette and maccheroni, so that I could see carefully all the passages. These are the gifts I like the most. Someone who gives you his time and knowledge. There is always something to learn, even from people who didn’t go to school. I bought rasoia and ferretto right those evening. Every time I will use them, I will remember the small, kind lady.