The Cannoli Appreciation thread !

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Dec 3, 2007.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    This is a thread of appreciation for Cannoli's ! I would have to say they are by far my favorite desert and I have had the pleasure in sampling them from the finest bakeries in NY.
  2. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    They are truly great.
  3. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Amiable Crank


  4. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL

    Yes, and for that I hate you :spit: :p

    Another reason I miss living an hour and half away from NYC. :( Finding good cannoli's or in Florida is like growing oranges in Central Park :rolleyes:
  5. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Nice one. I wonder if all the youngin's here will make the connection??
  6. Wally Malone

    Wally Malone

    Mar 9, 2001
    Boulder Creek, CA
    AFM International Representative Endorsing Artist: Accugroove Cabinets & MJC Ironworks Strings
    Hey, you talkin' bout me? I played bass in the San Francisco production of Tony & Tina's Wedding and my character's name was Carlo Cannoli.

  7. ROFL!!!!!!!

    That's the FIRST thing I thought of when I saw the title of the thread!
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    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Enjoying fresh Cannoli cream is like feasting on the love of God. :)
  10. stabbicus

    stabbicus Guest

    Jan 18, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    Dirty dirty.
  11. yes, they HAVE to be fresh. If not they can be a very dissapointing experience.
  12. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    I LOVE cannolis except I can't really eat them anymore since I recently developed lactose intolerance.

    To everyone else: ricotta or custard filling?
  13. Once at work I recall having a real jones for cannoli, and almost went to the local bakery to get one. Then I remembered that I was playing at one of the best Italian places in town that very night and decided it could wait.

    (MM - if you're in the DC area - Pistone's Italian Inn in Falls Church VA, Seven Corners at VA route 7 and US 50. Highly highly recommended.)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    When I lived in the DC area ( Capital Heights ) I only had one cannoli :( DC is one rockin town though. :bassist:
  15. jomahu


    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    people here make a big deal about Mike's Bakery in the North End. but that's a tourist trap (altho' they do make some awesome cannolis).
    apparently, the best cannolis in boston are right around the corner from Mike's...the name escapes me now, dangit.

    ricotta all the way.
  16. Oxblood

    Oxblood Inactive

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Mmmmmmmm cannoli's are DELICIOUS!

    Ever had a mini cannoli? Even better since they are almost bite size!
  17. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    Modern pastry?

    That's right down the street from Mike's. I'm sure there are better cannolis in the north end in some of the smaller bakeries and shops.

    My Mom is Italian and her family grew up on custard-filled cannolis, which I used to prefer when I could eat them. I still think they're one of the greatest deserts ever invented.

    I actually work at an Italian specialty foods store and we make good cannolis (among other things). They're rather easy to make.
  18. michele


    Apr 2, 2004
    A Cannoli appreciation thread?????????? :eek:
    I'm sorry you guys live soooooooo far from here because ... ehm ... I live in Catania - Sicily, that (for those of you who didn't know) IS THE PLACE WHERE CANNOLI WERE INVENTED and of course THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR CANNOLI!!!
    For those wondering about ricotta vs cream: the ORIGINAL, ONE and ONLY "cannolo" is filled with ricotta mixed with chocolate chips and orange peel chips. Then both sides of the "cannolo" are gently spread with pistachio powder.
    For those having problem with ricotta, the only alternative is the "chocolate cannolo", a cannolo filled with chocolate cream and with the sides spread with almond flakes. It's good but ... hey ... it's for kids!! Adults eating them are usually looked at suspiciously :smug:
    In some little villages in the inner part of Sicily you can occasionally find cannoli filled with white cream: people eating them are usually looked at like Martians :D
  19. i bleed ricotta. italian pastry best stuff ever. them lil ole flakey clam shell lookin things. tiramisu. rosetts. cant get none in the south. went to ny to visit and got to eat all this. i had a buddy that went to school in boston and he brought back pastry from mikes. i sure was good to me.

    signed, fat guy who likes sweets.
  20. Me too!


    ...leave the gun, take the cannoli...


    ...oh, and yeah, gotta love the cannoli...I'm like Mike up there, fat guy in the south with a taste for Italian sweets...