The gnocchi

The origin of the gnocchi lays in the old cookbooks.

If related to durum wheat pasta, the gnocchi are very easy to prepare at home, with just a few ingredients available in all kitchens.

The simplicity of the recipe has actually encouraged the creation of different variants of this dish, so gnocchi are not to be considered a mere pasta shape, but a separate family of dishes.

Nowadays the are three kinds of gnocchi (potatoes, semolina and “canederli” or Knödel) but in the past there were much more.