This is not a fairy tale. Once upon a time, many years ago, I sat down to lunch in a restaurant in Rome and ordered potato gnocchi. The gnocchi I had eaten before had been rather heavy dumplings, but, since hope springs eternal in a cook’s imagination, I was curious to try yet another version. A steaming bowl was placed in front of me. These were the tiniest gnocchi I had ever seen. One bite and I was transported. They were gnocchi like clouds!
Then began the quest. I asked around a