I had a fear of making Gnocchi, just like I fear pie crust. In my mind recipes like this are so much work and are so easy to mess up! They seem mysterious; things only wise old women have mastered. What actually went through my mind: What if, rather than fluffy and soft, my gnocchi come out dense and heavy? What if they’re too soft and just fall apart, disintegrating in the boiling water? What if I just never get it right and discover that bottom line – I CAN’T make gnocchi? This is silly of course because just like with pie crust, fresh pasta or any other challenging recipe, practice makes perfect. Practice until it becomes second nature.