Gnocchi for dessert? It’s totally possible.
When I packed up all my things to come to the States this past June, I struggled in deciding what to bring and what to leave behind. Short of squeezing my family, cat, and dog into a shipping box, I managed to sort some of the things that would make me feel less homesick once overseas. Italian clothes, shoes, and purses were first on the list (duh!). Then came the “shippable” food ( i.e.: Carnaroli rice, yeast for pizza, Illy ground coffee, Modica chocolate, etc). Then, the fine tablecloth, handmade ceramic bowls and ramekins Tom and I bought during our trips to Tuscany and Sicily. At last, I packed the heaviest things of all….cookbooks! WHAT?? Who, in the Kindle era, needs books so much they ship them overseas?? Ironically, I’m one of the most digitally-adverse people I know, especially when it comes to reading….