Our Calabrian gnocchi basket ('u crivu' in Calabrian dialect) is used for making the ridges in your potato gnocchi to give them that authentic look and texture.
This circular wicker basket (measuring 20cm in diametre) has been hand made by artisans in Calabria, Southern Italy. The art of making these intricate baskets is gradually dying out as very few craftsmen and women with the skills to maintain this tradition are left. There are sadly just two places left in Calabria where these original gnocchi baskets are made: Soriano Calabro in the Serre Mountains and Belmonte, a little town on the Tyrrhenian coast.
We think this makes a great hamper basket too - it could contain 2 or 3 products depending on their size.
Just add it to your basket and choose the products you would like us to place inside it. We will package them carefully and wrap with clear cellophane and a beautiful ribbon.
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