Mastering Italian dumplings

Apr 14, 2015 979

When chef Jenn Louis set out to perfect pasta dumplings in Italy, she was occasionally met with such disdain from local chefs she might as well have been trying to push the doughy fare to the Paleo diet crowd. "Each person I interviewed and cooked with had a different notion about what was and was not gnocchi.

When I approached the subject as dumplings, I was quickly corrected and told that dumplings are Chinese food. (This was accompanied by a smirk and shake of the head in many cases.)," Louis writes in her new cookbook, "Pasta by Hand." After five years of research and two trips to Italy, Louis now is comfortable saying dumplings are pasta. And deliciously so.

 

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Source: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/

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