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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gnocchi in the Middle Ages

Gnocchi with Haricots Verts
Gnocchi today is usually made with potatoes. If you haven't tried it, you should. It's absolutely delicious in many different types of dishes. Click on the picture above for a great recipe.

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But Gnocchi in the Middle Ages during Marco Polo's lifetime was made differently, with wheat, flour and cheese, sort of like a light dumpling: 

"Frammento di un libro di cucina del sec. XIV, 14th Century
Take some fresh cheese and mash it, then take some flour and mix with egg yolks as in making migliacci. Put a pot full of water on the fire and, when it begins to boil, put the mixture on a dish and drop it into the pot with a ladle. And when they are cooked, place them on dishes and sprinkle with plenty of grated cheese."

Sounds scrumptious!
Excuse me while I go pick some tomatoes for sauce! NOM!

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