"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
Potatoes may be cooked the day before and refrigerated. Mix potatoes and flour like pie crust. Add shortening. Make dumplings and set aside. Boil water, add dumplings but do not cover. Cook about 20 minutes or when they float to surface they are done. Remove dumplings to a hot platter and let set a few minutes before serving.
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