Origins: Where did the cannoli come from?

Jul 17, 2017 1136

BY: Emily DeCiccio

You might hear a few people yell, “Baby John!” as they walk by John Delutro’s Caffe Palermo in New York City’s Little Italy. But if you ask “Baby John” himself, he prefers to be called “The Cannoli King.” That moniker is exactly why John Delutro was the perfect pastry chef to explain the origins of the crispy, creamy cannoli for Fox News' latest “Origins" segment.

In the video, Delturo details the history of the savory dessert (which traces its origins back to in 1000 AD) and explains a major difference between the traditional American cannoli and those you find in Italy. (Hint: One uses cow’s milk and the other uses sheep’s.)

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