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Christine Y. Hickman
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Christine Y. Hickman
Via Volte della Pace 17/A
06122 Perugia Italia

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Gnocchi With my first mouthful of gnocchi, I was hit with a passion that has continued for more than 25 years. And about the same time, after learning the “art of making gnocchi” from an Italian friend, Anna Maria Rodriquez D’Amato, I decided to write a comprehensive book on the subject. The idea has simmered ever since and I am presently finalizing my work on the book-the first of its kind. It’s dedicated to my 30+ years of living in Italy, my love of the Italian food and culture, and all the wonderful friends I’ve made along the way.

Gnocchi, in most people’s experience, are small potato dumplings that are usually commercially made, a bit gummy and dense, and not that appealing. Well-made gnocchi, on the other hand, are light and creamy in texture---a divine pleasure to the palette.

Gnocchi, Solo Gnocchi, the book’s working title, will explain the tricks of making those divine dumplings, as well as introduce to gnocchi lovers everywhere the many variations of Italian gnocchi. Pronounced nyoh-kee and translated dumpling, they were widely made and eaten without the addition of potato for many years before the potato was introduced to Italy. And as most foods change with the availability of ingredients, so has gnocchi changed over the decades.

With and without potato, various vegetable and flour additions, optional preparations such as fried, boiled, sautéed, stuffed, and baked, used as a garnish for salads or soups, and even sweet versions, will be included. Traditional as well as newly created recipes will inspire the novice as well as the seasoned cook.

I’m eager and hoping to impassion my readers as I have been.

Stay tuned for a release date in 2017...

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