09 April 2010

Godfather & Cannolis


"Leave the gun. Take the cannolis." 

I have never seen 'The Godfather.' (Gasp) Enter Sam and a copy of this classic film, with a promise from me to make a fabulous Italian dinner, complete with fresh cannolis. I headed to the Hillcrest Farmer's Market to pick up fresh, garlic-basil fettucini and walnut pesto from the divine owner of Lisko Imports to cook as a main course, and asked him if he knew where I could find cannoli shells. "How many do you want? I'll bring them by your house when I'm in the neighborhood tomorrow morning; my treat." Free cannoli shells!? Whoa. Sure enough eighteen, lovely, golden, crisp cannoli shells were left in a bag on my porch the next morning. Michael Chiarello’s recipe was used to craft the dessert as a tribute to The Godfather. Loved the film, loved the cannolis, will need to top this for The Godfather II. Any suggestions?

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