As the year winds down and our thoughts turn once again to starchy sides — as they are wont to do — can't we for once have some dadblasted gnocchi?
As good as it is, gnocchi's like that crazy Uncle Shadrach you're always meaning to invite for the holidays but can't ever seem to remember because — well, you haven't really got a reason. Today, then, let's call old Uncle Shadrach and have him over for some fresh, delicious gnocchi.
Why you need to learn this
Like their kissing cousin, pasta, Italy's diminutive dumplings pair well with a thousand sauces. Tomato, cream, pesto, even a simple butter melted with fresh sage all pair perfectly well. And, like so many other things, once you get the hang of it, you'll never look back.