I going to spend a day in Berkeley and San Francisco and am obsessed with gnocchi. Any recommendations for the best gnocchi in either city? I've heard that those fluffy potato dumplings are particulary good at Ristorante Milano and Ristorante Bacco.
They're really not hard to make, and they taste so good.
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How to Make Gnocchi with Christian Hermsdorf
Successful gnocchi-making requires some attention to detail. And successful gnocchi-maker Christian Hermsdorf, former chef de cuisine at Bar Bambino in San Francisco (he's been the chef at Cupola Pizzeria since 2011), wants to share some of the details. First, the don’ts: Don’t peel the potatoes, don’t use too much flour, and don’t overcook. And the all-important dos: Peel your potatoes when warm, use a ricer for maximum fluffiness, mix the dough only until it binds, be gentle with the gnocchi, and serve with a simple topping like brown butter and sage. (Click here for Christian's gnocchi recipe.)
Homemade mayonnaise is surprisingly easy to make, and since it tastes so much better than store-bought, it may sway even avowed mayo-haters. Plus, you can turn it into all sorts of other sauces and dips.
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