This episode is everything cannoli: the history and my experiences of Sicily’s most famous pastry which has become a film and TV star.
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The episode includes:
- My first cannoli
- Regionalism in Italian food
- A brief Italian geography lesson
- How cannoli have followed me
- The supposed Roman origins of cannoli
- The supposed Arabic origins of cannoli
- The pastry as a carnival joke
- How to make cannoli
- Why they are so delicious
- The pastry on in film and TV
My recipe for savoury cannoli.
A good modern recipe.
The scene from the Godfather.
Top 10 Italian pastries
3 thoughts on “Episode 16: Cannoli”
As always, a really enjoyable podcast Luca!!!! Fascinating back-story on this……..I adore cannoli……still don’t see them very often around Le Marche….I need to make some!!!!
Bravo Luca! As a vegetarian, I am sad to hear that the cannoli I have enjoyed my whole life have lard :(, nevertheless I will pretend that I don’t know this and continue eating them as often as possible…mille grazie!
Another interesting and particularly entertaining trip in this case, through your extensive knowledge of Italian cuisine. I can thoroughly recommend you watch ‘the.Godfather parts 1 and 2, they are masterpieces of cinematic storytelling. Part 2 is especially interesting for its depiction of the lives of Italians immigrants in early 20th century New York. Looking forward to your next instalment !