Dinner: Shiny, Happy Dumplings (Actually They’re Fiocchi)

photo-7Fiocchi, Italian-style dumplings, it’s a six-of-one, half-dozen-of-the-other, sort of question. (And yeah, I’d never heard of them either.) They’re little pasta pockets stuffed with deliciousness, in this case, pear and four cheeses: robiola, Grana Padano, taleggio and ricotta.Β 

photo-6Picked up a package of about 20 of them (10 oz.) for $7.99 at Agata & Valentina, the local swanky grocery store in my new neighborhood. There are many, many beautiful things there that I’m sure I’ll be eating in the next few months; check out their cheese counter.Β 

Tonight they went into a bowl with some Brussles sprouts that had been blanched then pan fried with the last ribbons of salami. I was going for a variation of the Brussles sprouts with bacon thing and it sort of worked, mainly I was being lazy. Tomorrow night I’m actually going to cook them up properly with some cream, fresh peas and mint, per the recommendation of the New York Times’ dining section, so stay tuned.

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