The Picture is mine, the text below is from Wikipedia. We’re testing out the robustness of the new blog engine -Kate
Cannoli are Sicilian pastry desserts. The singular is cannolo (or in the Sicilian language cannolu), meaning “little tube”, with the etymology stemming from the Latin ”canna”, or reed. Cannoli originated in Sicily and are an essential part of Sicilian cuisine. They are also popular in Italian American cuisine and in the United States are known as a general Italian pastry, while they are specifically Sicilian in origin (in Italy, they’re commonly known as “cannoli siciliani”,Sicilian cannoli).
Cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta. They range in size from “cannulicchi”, no bigger than a finger, to the fist-sized proportions typically found in Piana degli Albanesi, south of Palermo, Sicily.
I hesitated calling this “food porn”, because it doesn’t look that porn-y to me. Instead, it looks intimidating, which is why it’s notable to me.
The way it looks in the counter display makes it appear to be the ultimate savory blancmange, a blue cheese that grows like The Blob. I’m not afraid to eat many foods. For some reason, this cheese makes me pause with anxiety.
I think I’m going to buy some this afternoon, all In the name of conquering this irrational fear.
I have an answer to the age old question “What do they call a Danish in Denmark?”.
The answer? A Danish.
I know. I was as surprised as you.
Actually, most places call it wienerbrød, especially at bakeries, but the coffee shop where I went had a sign in front calling it a “danish”.
Posted in part because of the previous political post, but also because I want to get some opinions on the eel. Would you eat this?
(Note: Apparently I posted this picture a few weeks back and then forgotten about it. That says a lot about where my head is of late.).
Not seen, because it was hidden beneath the halibut, were the oysters and prawns.
Quick question: which is more oily? Fried fish, or politicians? I’m betting on the latter.
Yup. I posted a piece on politics. This is my penance.