Roll your own
Arguably, the only thing more difficult than pronouncing gnocchi is making it. If you're craving a taste of Italy, look no further than Harvard Square, where the Cambridge Center for Adult Education will have you cooking like a true Italian. Roll up those sleeves and learn to whip up potato, semolina, and ricotta versions of this dumpling dish and its accompanying sauces. The course costs $69 and meets Dec. 3 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Call ahead or register online (the class is limited to 16). 42 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-547-6789, www.ccae.org.