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Venerdì Gnocolar — Gnocchi Friday
Do as the Veronese do, fall in love with gnocchi! Especially on this one special day, always during Carnival on the final Friday before Lent.
History comes to life each year in Verona, as one man is honored to dress the part of Papá di Gnocco and lead the parade, holding an enormous fork with pride, as if it were a veritable king’s scepter.
Why? It’s said that in 1531 there was a severe famine that brought skyrocketing flour prices. Those who suffered the most were the poorest, in particular, the residents of San Zeno, Verona. The risk of death was a sad reality for many of them.
Thomas De Vico, a noble man of Verona, took to
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