If you are a lover of Italian foods, you may already be familiar with gnocchi. Perhaps you were seduced by gnocchi a la Romana during a trip to the Colosseum or fell head over heels for gnocchi with creamy gorgonzola during a ski trip to the Italian Alps.
Whatever your introduction to this delightful dish may have been, one thing is for sure: if you've ever had good quality gnocchi you'll always crave this Italian classic. If you've had gnocchi you weren't impressed with, there's still time to find a version you'll love...just keep reading.
Although it's made with potatoes and cooks like a dumpling, gnocchi is actually considered a pasta. It can be served with an array of sauces and takes on a multitude of flavors.
Gnocchi's versatility is beloved by chefs around the world who've taken it upon themselves to infuse it with countless flavors - from spinach to beets and everything in between.
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People's interest in this Italian specialty is such that gnocchi and its many variations were recently profiled by the New York Times. This is a testament of how much Italian culture and foods are impacting palates around the world.
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