Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sicily in Tuscany

Choccolandia 2010, via della Madonna, LivornoThe “Compagnia del Dolce Siciliano” (Company of the Sicilian Sweet) is from Follonica, Tuscany, but they have a real Sicilian heritage and they show it with their gorgeous “marzapane”.Choccolandia 2010, via della Madonna, LivornoThey had a stall in “Choccolandia”, where they showed us how they fill the legendary Sicilian “cannoli”.Choccolandia 2010, via della Madonna, LivornoSee also: Choccolandia

29 comments:

James said...

You have found one of my greatest weaknesses cannolis, sweet delicious cannolis. Now the cravings will start. :)

Tinsie said...

One cannolo and a handful of marzapane for me please! Grazie :-)

Jacob said...

What are trying to do, drive us all crazy! Yikes. This looks so delicious and so unattainable! Maybe I'll check on flights to Livorno tomorrow!

brattcat said...

I gained three pounds just looking at these wonderful food shots. Marzipan...cannolis...you are a wicked VP.

Luis Gomez said...

I am so hungry now!

Hilda said...

So these are what Jacob was referring to! Looks like he'll take a flight to Manila after visiting Livorno. ;)

I've never seen a cannolo before, much less taste one, but I would love to! And those marzipan creations are beautiful!

Kate said...

I wish that I could reach into the screen and get some of those delectable treats that you photograph so well.

Dina said...

I haven't seen those little marzipan fruits in years. They are so beautiful, and as I remember, delicious.

joo said...

Wow, may I have some of the marzipan fruits please? They look really delicious!

Rob and Mandy said...

To paraphrase Tom Jones: food bomb, calorie bomb! Come to me, little cannoli! Come to daddy!

Gunn said...

Yummy -Yummy - Yummy!!! :-)

Small City Scenes said...

Enough already with the good stuff. I have gained weight just looking. MB

Wolynski said...

Oh, stop with the cannoli - I LOVE cannoli! So now I look and can't taste? So cruel.
That new camera of yours is serving you well.

Steffe said...

Yes please.

Saretta said...

So pretty!

B SQUARED said...

If I lived there, I would have exploded by now.

Lois said...

Beautiful and delicious looking!

Halcyon said...

My husband would love this place. He's crazy for the marzipan.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love Cannolis!!!! (& everything else sweet for that matter) Now I think I may go to my nearest Italian bakery to get one. Today is Fat Tuesday after all.
: )

Kaori said...

That is a work of art! Yum!

VP said...

@ Lily - That's funny because you don't find cannoli in ordinary bakeries here, but only in some pastry stores.
Most of what is considered Italian abroad is more strictly regional here...

amatamari© said...

Tra cioccolato, marzapane e cannoli - non sapendo quale scegliere - devo necessariamente assaggiarli tutti...
:-)
Grazie per il dolce post!!!
:-)

Stine in Ontario said...

The marzipan is so colourful! Pretty as well as tasty.

cieldequimper said...

Though it looks gorgeous, I don't like massepain...

JM said...

The mini-fruit sweets remind me of my favourites with similar shapes made of eggs and almond from the Algarve, south of Portugal! Yummy! :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'm drooling!

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh my diet!
The first shot is amazing, reminds me so much my lovely Brazil!Wonderful post and delicious subject! :)
Hugs
Léia

Ilse said...

So beautiful!

Andreea said...

I love marzipan, the same for cannoli
This looks so yummy. I can only quote Leia, Oh, my diet!