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  • The word "gnocco" in Italian means a stupid person.

    Instant Gnocchi for Michaelmas

  • In fact, the clay pops up everywhere during this first week, a splotch of bright red or blue molded to the correct size and held up as a model against which to measure a turned piece of rhubarb or a hand-piped gnocco or a baguette-shaped meringue.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • Prosciutto di Parma con gnocco fritto: this is the dish that could have made the chairs, the lacking fish flavors of the bagna cauda and the silly waiter speech all ok.

    Augieland

  • There are two components: the gnocco basically immersion fried bread dough, and those wonderful hams of Parma with their beautifully flavorful fat.

    Augieland

  • Oh what a job it is to expand your expansive jaws when you want to feast your big belly on such a huge gnocco!

    The Adventures of Baldo

  • Parma ham was served with gnocco fritto, the fried squares of dough that are a speciality of Emilia Romagna, and homemade giardiniera pickled vegetables.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • • During Carnival celebrations in Verona, "bacanal del gnoco" has continued since the Middle Ages; each year an old man with a long white beard and a red trumpet sticks a golden fork into a gnocco (the singular form of gnocchi) and rides around on a mule, together with other helpers, giving out candies and packages of gnocchi.

    mental_floss Blog

  • Each ticket, however, lets you load up one small plate with as much as you can fit; make sure to try the excellent mini-pizzas and the gnocco fritto, fried balls of dough overlaid with cured meats.

    NYT > Travel

  • As I prefer them, gnocco have the chew of bread while being light, moist, hot, and airy hot being the key because their warmth warms the fat of the ham, in turn encouraging the ham’s aromas to release.

    Augieland

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  • Stop! You're ruining my taste for lots and lots of gnocco! ;-)

    December 31, 2007

  • Pink bits?! Crikey. What the hell have my toes got to do with anything?

    December 29, 2007

  • Please don't confuse with gnocca unless you're a fan of slang for women's pink bits.

    December 29, 2007

  • :-) No need. In most cases the insertion of h in Italian plurals is to conserve the sound of the singular. So gnocchi (of course pronounced nyokkee) has an h so it aurally resembles gnocco (nyokko). Without the h we would have gnocci (nyotchee) and all hell breaking loose in the cucina. Same principle at work in a pair like a fungo/funghi. Yes, there are irregulars but the rule is like that.

    December 29, 2007

  • I thought this was spelled gnoccho...?

    December 29, 2007

  • Singular of gnocchi.

    December 29, 2007