Tag Archives: Gnocchi

Make Gnocchi Like an Italian

Our Italy tours this season included several cooking classes. After our walking tour in Venice we cooked fresh seafood straight from the Adriatic. In the town of Bolzano, after a day cycling down the Sudtirol Wine Road surrounded by the … Continue reading

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Gnocchi alla Ricotta Su Pure di Zucca – Ricotta Gnocchi on Pumpkin Puree

I am just back from Italy, closing out our season with a private cycling tour. After our guests leave, I usually spend a few days exploring and researching destinations for future tours. Next season we are hosting a private group … Continue reading

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Pesto di Ortica – Nettle Pesto

Last week ramps were on the menu; today, another traditional foraged springtime food, nettles, ortica in Italian. Hardly approachable, with ferocious stingers filled with a combination of neurotransmitters, histamines, and formic acid, similar to the poison found in bee stings. … Continue reading

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Gnocchi di Ricotta

Probably the most ubiquitous form of pasta we find on our cycling and ski adventures in Northern Italy is gnocchi. Is gnocchi pasta? Well, it is likely the predecessor of pasta – originally dumplings formed from flour and water, poached … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Gnocchi – Gluten Free from Northern Italy

Pasta, a food synonymous with Italy, is not as common in the Northeastern regions as are other starches, most notably polenta, risottos and gnocchi. Gnocchi we see on just about every menu on our hiking and cycling tours, usually, but … Continue reading

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