The History Of Cannoli

The history of the cannoli begins in the Palermo area of Italy. Cannolo (cannoli is plural) were made as a treat during Carnevale season (Lent), possibly as a fertility symbol. There is a legend however that places their creation by a female dessert maker from the harem of Caltanissetta for an Arab Sultan back in 1000AD. The treats range in size from cannulicchi which are no bigger than a finger to the World Record holder that topped the scales at 123 pounds. Read More