‘Tis the season to be happy, merry and bright and we’re sending our best holidays wishes and cheers to all of our friends, family, partners and fellow wine-lovers and travelers around the globe.
We are also sharing a Tuscan holiday recipe from Laura, Gnudi in Brodo (broth).
Depending on where you are in Italy, a Christmas table can look quite different. Every region, province and of course every family has their own holiday traditions and dishes.
On Christmas day, you’ll typically find Laura working away in the kitchen preparing Gnudi in Brodo.
What are Gnudi? Well, first we must explain the name (which we love!). The term gnudi, or naked, refers to their resemblance to ravioli without the pasta so basically naked pasta. Very risqué.
Gnudi are gnocchi-like dumplings but they are made with ricotta cheese instead of potato. The classic gnudi are prepared with spinach and ricotta.
On Christmas Laura serves the gnudi in a meat broth but it can also be made with a vegetable broth or served with a butter and sage sauce.
While this is a traditional Christmas dish here in Toscana, it’s also the perfect recipe to warm you up on a chilly winter evening along with a bottle of our L’aura Chianti Classico.
Buon Appetito & Buone Feste!