Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday in Rome: GNOCCHI

Yes, Thursday is gnocchi day in Rome. You can find this dish served in restaurants and cafeterias throughout the city on Thursdays. Gnocchi, meaning "lumps" or "knots," are Italian dumplings, usually prepared with potatoes and flour. All week long, this sign in a pizzaria near our home announces that they will have gnocchi on Thursday. (They have fried zucchini flowers every day!)

This afternoon, after my Italian language class in Piazza Bologna, we headed to a nearby cafeteria and, yes, they had a pesto gnocchi as the special of day. It was delicious and only €3.50. (That's less than $5.)

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