"Sometimes single-subject cookbooks are disappointing. Not this one. Christine's personal and well-researched gnocchi collection is deliciously fascinating. Brava!'
"If you have ever attempted to make gnocchi at home without a seasoned, wise and loving nonna at your elbow, you probably have encountered problems," Tanis notes in his foreword to this comprehensive book.
After more than twenty-five years as an obsessed student of gnocchi-making, caterer and cooking teacher Chrstine HIckman offers this nonna substitute, more than 160 recipes for gnocchi, sauces, and a few basics, such as broth. In addition to the familiar potato-based gnocchi, Hickman covers local varieties from throughout Italy that are made with bread, cheese, polenta, and vegetables. Among them are canederli from the Dolomite regions; ricotta-based gnocchi, which are among the simplest to make; gnocchi inspired by various restaurants throughout Italy; and even sweet gnocchi, including a fried one for Hanukkah.
More than forty pages of sauce recipes amplify the range of possible serving options. Self published.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.
For a limited time we have copies signed by Christine Hickman.