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Trying to find the derivation of this Italian pasta name

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Trying to find the derivation of this Italian pasta name

greghoffman | Jan 9, 2011 08:39 PM

My wife's family - on her mother's side - is of Italian ancestry, and I've been curious about the name they give to a pasta they make on special occasions. The pasta is basically a gnocchi made with ricotta - fairly typical recipe - but the name they call it is pronounced "jig-ah-deel" - nobody's quite sure how it's spelled or where it came from, though. "That's just what Grandma used to call it"...

I've tried internet searches on various Italian-y spellings of it, but haven't found anything like it. Would anybody know where this word might have come from?

Thanks in advance...

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