What’s the difference between cannelloni and cannellini?
Last night I had a fun discussion over some homemade hummus created by my friend Amy. (I know; she keeps popping up on here. Can’t help it. She is a super cook and a discriminating reader and I’ve been hanging out with her lately.) Hummus is amazing. Especially when homemade. Especially when served with toasted pita bread triangles for dipping. And coffee… ah. Coffee. Home-roasted to perfection. I never drink more than one cup, but I did last night…
What was I talking about?
We had this discussion about how to pronounce an Italian word for a food item, and I came home and Googled it and found I was in error.
So I’m giving a pop quiz. Kudos to the first person who can tell me the meanings of all four words listed below–without looking them up, Googling them, appealing to hubby or teenage daughter, or cheating in any other form—on the honor system. (If you got an email on this topic today you’re out of the running. Sorry bout that.)
Kudos also for erroneous definitions that make me laugh!
Extra credit if you can tell me what Canelli is, which is not quite a fair question.
Good grief. You would think Italians had nothing better to do than sit at home cooking great food and inventing impossible names for it.