Making Gnocchi!


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June 4th 2012
Published: June 5th 2012
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Cooking Class, making Gnocchi



Monday 4 June



Class went well today, so my weekend study efforts paid off. Woo hoo!



I joined some others from the school to attend a cooking class this evening. We made gnocchi (potato dumplings), from scratch. Never been a big fan of gnocchi, but they were very light and all the vegetables and sauces we prepared to go with them made them very tasty.



The view from this restaurant is superb. See the photo of the hills through the greenery (the one where you can just see the top of San Biagio church peeping through), well this is from the restaurant – also the photo of the sunset is from the exact same position a little later in the evening.



See also the photos of the old Estrucan church attached to this restaurant. The wine cellars are under the church. Check out the walls down in the cellars. Truly amazing that these places are so old and so many people over hundreds and hundreds of years have walked the same footsteps that I did, to get down there. Some history, views and experiences are just so overwhelming that it’s hard to take it all in.


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Early evening view from the cooking school restaurant.
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Sunset view from the cooking school restaurant.


5th June 2012

looks like the cooking class was a hit.love that you could all sit down to eat what you had prepared and no doubt to wash it down with some of the best grapes of the juiced variety.look forward to sharing gnocchi with you when you make it for me....te he! Ciou bell a(I think this is right) love Jane.

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