Chef Jasper Mirabile celebrates Italy’s Carnevale with cannoli

Feb 19, 2015 700

I came across a poem today about cannoli, and I thought it was fitting for Carnevale.

As you know, Carnevale comes 40 days before Easter, kind of like a last fling before Ash Wednesday. Let's just say it's one big party, a last hurrah full of rich foods and sweet desserts.

Carnevale comes from the words "carne," which means meat, and "leavare," which means to remove. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, and you fast from eating meat and overindulgence.

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