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  1. Raz

    Nonna is becoming famous these days!

  2. Beautiful words about your nonna. And what a wonderful gnocchi recipe!

  3. I have been wanting to make traditional gnocchi for ages now…thank you for the tutorial and sweet post!

  4. Oh my gosh… I LOVE these videos!! These are absolutely precious and priceless.

  5. Oh my gosh! These videos are so cute. First of all- love hearing you speak another language- very neat :0 And Nonna is gorgeous. She does look MUCH younger than she is. I took a gnocchi class- and it is definitely a dish that requires a good sense of the ingredients. You have to just kind of feel when its ready (when you’ve added enough of each ingredient). I have not mastered it in any way yet. Yours look gorgeous

  6. Liz @ Blog is the New Black

    Cutest thing ever! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. after tasting some amazing gnocchi in San Fran, I have been meaning to find a recipe. Great timing! These sound great and Nonna is wonderful! Love the video!


  9. i’ve only made gnocchi once and it was SO fun…but i suck at the rolling part! i’ll have to try it again ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. How awesome is Nonna! Like grandmother, like grandaughter!

  11. Loved this! I particularly loved the big finish…”and cheese!.” – Your nonna is so fabulous, enjoy her!

  12. This is precious! I love your relationship with your nonna. And thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  13. Sabrina, I just love these videos of your nonna. Your gnocchi turned out beautifully! I have a feeling I will definitely be watching them again to a) brush up on my Italian b) attempt the gnocchi recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Gosh.. I wish German sounded that lovely.. it does not!

    Does PB speak Italian too?

    My SO had to learn German since that’s what we speak primarily at home..thankfully he picked it up fast!

  15. rawan

    i love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Danielle

    Absolutely adorable and priceless videos! I wish I had some like these of my Nonna making pizza for my family when I was little.

    I saw above that your Nonna speaks in dialect — may I ask where in Italy she’s from? I studied abroad in Italy last Fall and I am American-Italian so I knew some Italian before I went, as well as learned a ton when I was there. I ask because I pretty much understood every single thing your Nonna said, which I am proud of since I’ve been out of practice since I’ve been home ๐Ÿ™‚ Although, your Nonna was using simple language and describing common ingredients and actions, but still!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Danielle, Well, she tries to speak proper Italian, but her dialect comes through a lot here and there- for example when she said “la ga la tavoletta” instead of “lei ha la tavoletta”… Anyway, she is from Trieste which is about 1 hour from Venice!

      Congrats on understanding it all- you are awesome!!

  17. Sei cosi fortunata d’avere una nonna italiana!

    It was great to hear you speaking Italian again – it’s so familiar. Reminds me of our crazy class in Firenze!

    I wonder if I could duplicate the recipe using a non-wheat flour? I’ll bet Nonna would think that was “un po’ pazza.”

    Thanks for giving us a peak into your Italian family. I look forward to hearing about your European travel adventures.

  18. Laura

    This is a lovely post! What languages do you speak, Sabrina? Did you learn them just growing up in a multi-lingual home, or did you learn the languages by taking classes?

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Laura, I speak Italian fluently. I have a basic understanding of Arabic and Spanish, and I am currently learning Armenian. I grew up with my mom and Nonna speaking Italian in the house, and my mom and dad speaking Arabic when they didn’t want me to know what was going on or at holidays with relatives.

      My Italian skills are so comprehensive because I also studied it in college. Before studying it I made many errors in my endings and especially with writing.

  19. stephanie

    lovely italian!

  20. These gnocchis look amazing! I need to get my Italian fiance to make me some pretty gnocchis like nonnas!!

  21. incredible videos! gnocchi is so good ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Such a great post! I love seeing how things are made authentically, and gnocci is no exception! You are fortunate to be able to have her to teach you these things!

  23. Allie

    Great post… Gnocci is my favorite. I used to love them from Adesso off Thayer before they closed. Nonna’s seem even better. Love the video and Nonna.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Allie, Why must you taunt me by mentioning Adesso! They were my favorite too, especially the sauce. I am trying hard to mimic both the gnocchi and the sauce, but I can’t seem to get either quite right!

  24. Aww, she is so cute…I love this post!

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