Yes, it is officially Gnocchi Day on the 29th of each month. Here’s our story:
We were in Italy for Thanksgiving this year, and had lunch with all of our friends at the Bed and Breakfast In Piazza della Signoria. The owners, Sonia and Allesandro, created a bountiful lunch of homemade gnocchi to celebrate the 29th of November.
Sonia gave Wade and me each a $5 euro bill, signed her name on it, we put the date (29/11/2011) on the bill, and then placed it under our bowl of gnocchi as we all ate our lunch. This tradition is to bring good fortune and prosperity to you.
Sonia and Allesandro are maestros in the kitchen, working together at the “construction” and “creation” of such a beautiful masterpiece of food deliciousness that comes together to delight us all….what one can do with potatoes…
Needless to say, you can not spend the money, or there goes your fortune! So, each month, you celebrate Gnocchi Day on the 29th of that month. For 2012, we have a total of twelve “29ths” this year – since it is Leap Year.
So celebrate the extra day you get in 2012, celebrate the extra Gnocchi Day we have this year, and be sure to continue this tradition well into the future. I am just not brave enough to attempt to make homemade gnocchi just yet…maybe on a future Gnocchi Day!
(Here’s a website that explains the story. We’ve not been to the restaurant, but will put it on our To Visit list.)
I was not aware of the tradition either. You should try to make your own gnocchi, it’s really not that hard… http://stefangourmet.com/2011/11/30/gnocchi-di-patate-al-gorgonzola/
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Soon, I promise to try it…! The 29th of April is just around the corner…Thanks for the link and all the great ideas.
You’re very welcome. Would love to hear how they turn out!
I was not aware of this tradition! 🙂
And again just last night (the 29th) we had a picnic at the local park, and packed up our gnocchi with homemade pesto – off we went to enjoy this fantastic spring weather!