MAKE & TAKE: Gnocchi di patate

  • 21 Nov 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • IN PERSON
  • 1

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MAKE & TAKE

Gnocchi di patate

Sunday, November 21, from 2:00- 4:00 pm (In-person)



Can potatoes be the main dish for your Thanksgiving banquet?

Gnocchi di Patate – delicate Italian dumplings made from potatoes and traditionally served as a first course – are a versatile and delicious alternative to fresh pasta. Most Italian regions have their own version of these soft pillows of goodness. 

The origins of Gnocchi date back to ancient times. In fact,  in the fourteenth century, the Italian writer Boccaccio named them in his book, the Decameron. The first Gnocchi appeared during the Renaissance banquets of Lombardy. At the court of the Sforza family, on the occasion of wedding banquets and celebrations for military victories, Gnocchi made with bread, milk and ground almonds were served. 

Gnocchi di Patate only appear in the sixteenth century when potatoes from South America were introduced to Italy by the Spanish explorers

On Sunday, November 21, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, ICC instructor and native Italian, Romina Montanari, will lead a hands-on cooking session, teaching students how to make Gnocchi di patate at Mid-City Kitchen, a beautiful space in St. Paul.

Romina will demonstrate the process, and then it will be your turn to create some Gnocchi di patate of your own! Each participant will have the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine, learn the history of this dish,  and will bring home an Italian-size portion of gnocchi for 4 people

All ingredients are included, but please bring a large cookie tray and two light kitchen towels to carry your gnocchi home.


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COVID-19 Policy:

This event will take place in-person at Mid-City Kitchen, 693 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, 55114.

All participants will be required to provide, upon entry to the event, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event and to wear a mask. Thank you for your collaboration. Please contact info@theitalianculturalcenter.org for any questions or concerns.


Space is limited to 10 participants! Register now.  


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