Gnocchi is a classic Italian dish of little dumplings made from potatoes, semolina, flour, or a combination of these ingredients. Gnocchi can be boiled or baked and served with cheese or sauce. There are many variations that have evolved throughout the history of gnocchi.
History of Gnocchi
Gnocchi originates in Northern Italy, where the cooler climate was better for growing potatoes then grain. Most of your favorite heartier Italian cuisines come from Northern Italy, like risotto and polenta. The word “gnocchi” is speculated to come from the Italian wordnocca, meaning knuckle. Gnocchi is light, airy, and full of flavor making it a classic European cuisine. Different regions have their own versions. Gnocchi used to be made with squash and breadcrumbs before potatoes! This was the perfect peasant food because it was filling and inexpensive. Modern-day gnocchi variations include spinach, pumpkin, gorgonzola, and more!
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