Foodie Vocab #14: Gnocchi

Every Friday at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: gnocchi (noun).

Please choose the most appropriate definition for gnocchi. (No cheating!)

a.) a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavors.
b.) a chopped herb condiment typically made of garlic, parsley, and lemon zest
c.) a variety of salami commonly believed to have originated in the area of Genoa, Italy.
d.) dumplings usually made with potato or semolina and served with sauce.

I said no cheating!

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If you chose d.) dumplings usually made with potato or semolina and served with sauce, then you are correct!

Delicious Gnocchi Recipes:
Brown  Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts
Squash Gnocchi with Marjoram
Sandy’s Quick Gnocchi
Michaelangelo’s Potato Gnocchi
Lou Bruno’s Restaurant Fourth Generation Gnocchi

Previous Foodie Vocab Lessons:
Bosc
Roux
Ratatouille
Chiffonade

Pappardelle
Ceviche

Clafoutis

Raita

Panna Cotta
Granita
Remoulade
Panzanella
Verrine

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  • http://kitchensimplicity.com Cheri

    I love this idea to test peoples knowledge about food. Although I have made Gnocchi before there are lot’s of foodie words that I need to become better aquatinted with. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!

  • http://lelelurvesplants.blogspot.com Lele

    Gnocchi is one of the greatest things there is! I wish it weren’t such an art to make it by hand- I know a lot of people who’ve tried, and it’s been gluey.

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