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Ravenna - Gnocco Fritto: The Appetizer's King of Emilia Romagna

Gnocco Fritto: The Appetizer's King of Emilia Romagna

(18 reviews)
Silvia's Kitchen, Ravenna, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Fried Gnocco is one of the symbolic specialties of Emilia Romagna gastronomy, in circular shape, or rectangular, square, rhomboid it is characterized by its unmistakable soft texture. However, its ancient origins are to be found in the culinary tradition of the Lombards, who, after the fall of the Roman Empire, conquered these lands. But the history of the fried gnocco has been able to go further and, over the centuries, this preparation has spread throughout the Emilia-Romagna region: this is how, until the mid-1900s, it became the staple of the winter breakfast peasant. With this virtual cooking class I'll bring on your table the original taste of my Region showing you how to make one of the most popular Italian street food Gnocco fritto is usually served in taverns and osterie and accompanied by a cheese and cold cuts board (ham, salami, mortadella, gorgonzola cheese, creamy cheese like squacquerone or stracchino). For vegans I suggest fresh row vegetables like carrots, peppers, celery, fennel, to dip in raw EVOO oil and salt ...The combination is totally up to you! If you want to cook along with me please join the virtual trip equipped with the following list of ingredients and tools: With this recipe I'll bring on your table the Ingredients for 2 servings 300 g all purpose flour 140 ml milk 2 1/2 tbsp (35 g) extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons (6 g) baking powder 1 teaspoons (6 g) fine salt 2 tea spoon rum or brandy or a liquor you like 4 cups peanut oil for frying Tools A rolling pin a bowl a wooden board or a pasta board wrap or a plastic bag a frypan a sharp knife or a pasta wheel absorbent paper for fried food Difficult level: easy Cost level: low

Meet your local guide


Silvia is born and raised in Ravenna where she attended her studies of language and mosaic art. Since 2000 she works with passion as a national tourist guide. A lover of art and good food, a tireless traveler, she chooses a profession that can make her feel like traveling even from home, meeting visitors from every corner of the world and ambassadors of different cultures. Based in Ravenna, Emilia Romagna, but with the heart in Sardinia, her tours make people feel her love for her Country and the desire to transmit it to visitors. Always looking for new destinations and itineraries out from the beaten path, through the virtual tours Silvia will make you discover not only wonderful cities and breathtaking landscapes but also the goodness of the typical local food prepared at home with love, bringing on your tables the original made in Italy flavor.

Silvia has been guiding since Apr 2000

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Ravenna with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Ravenna. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Gail B.

05 April 2021

Grazie Mille! wonderful entertaining time spent with Silvia. Fantastic stuff, highly recommended.

Marilyn J.

04 April 2021

Thank you, will try these over Easter.

Wendy J.

03 April 2021

I did this tour with no idea what gnocco fritto was. Now it will definitely be a repeat recipe. Silvia explained everything well and there was plenty of time to cook along.

Elisabetta R.

03 April 2021

Ottima ricetta, gentile la guida!

Erik N.

03 April 2021

Excellent explanations about the traditional recipe of gnocco fritto, I can’t wait to follow your directions to make it by myself. Thank you Silvia!

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