Pillows of Delight [179/366]

I made gnudi tonight. Gnudi are these little pillows of delight that mimic meatballs, but have a gnocchi thing about them.

Gnudi are gnocchi-like ricotta dumplings. They've been around for centuries in Tuscan cuisine.

Holy Mackerel, no wonder.

I made the traditional recipe tonight. I did a tomato sauce for this photo, but I think I'll do a browned butter sauce with sage next time. They are so delicate anything can over power them.

As for lighting, I wanted to blast these suckers with light to keep it bright and stark. A single 60" umbrella camera left was enough with a bounce camera right.

Nom. Very, very, nom. I will be making these again.

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