Ciao is a producer of Italian Gastronomic Specialties in Yangon, Myanmar since 2006.
They use only natural preservative and the products are free from coloring agents. Proudly made by following traditional Italian recipes.
We are excited to bring their fresh handmade pasta to our CSA members!
From the producer-
Potato gnocchi are one of the typical dishes of Italian tradition often used to celebrate a holiday. In Italy it is customary to say the phrase " laugh, laugh that mom made gnocchi" to indicate when a friend of ours laughs in situations where there would be nothing to laugh about. The birth of that saying is connected to the ancient times in which poverty reigned supreme and the ingredients cost too much and consequently the preparation of the gnocchi represented a sort of feast in the family, as well as a reason to rejoice.
In Campania they are traditionally eaten on Sundays accompanied by Neapolitan ragout and mozzarella (a recipe called "gnocchi alla sorrentina").
The potato gnocchi date back to the discovery of America and the consequent importation of the potatoes.
A legend associates the gnocchi with Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the pile. During his stay at the French court of Louis XVI he had the opportunity to meet Antoine Parmetier, a French pharmacist taken prisoner during the Seven Years' War in Germany and forced at this time to eat only potatoes. Volta was very surprised because at that time the potatoes were supposed to be toxic. Volta was enthusiastic about it and when he returned to Italy he took some potato seedlings with him to cultivate them. Among the various attempts to cook potatoes there were by chance even these delicious gnocchi, proving that not only were they not dangerous but, mixed with the dough, they made gnocchi lighter, until then made up only of wheat flour.