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Featuring cannoli this time! Or cannolo, if you want to refer to it in a singular tense. Pistachio is an underrated flavor.

Fun fact: Cannolo originates from the time of Arab rule in Sicily, making it one of the legacies of Sicily’s Muslim-influenced past; later on however, they became more traditionally prepared during the Carnevale season before Lent. The origin themselves are murky, since while most sources agree they came from Palermo, others suggest they came from Caltanissetta– one story claims it was baked as a diversion by the emir’s concubines, and another by nuns to celebrate the Carnevale.

(On a different note, I love how one source described it as ‘symbolic of Carnevale’s carnal and culinary debauchery’ like wow–)

WHEN ONE NATION TOUCHES ANOTHER NATIONS SCARS THEY CAN SEE THE OTHER'S MEMORIES OF THAT EVENT REBLOG IF YOU AGREE
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My teacher taught us that during Operation Husky where they invaded Italy (under Nazi control after the hanging of Mussolini), Canadian soldiers fought door to door combat with the Germans so that they can save the houses and leave them intact for when the Italians came back to their houses. Although Canadian casualties were extremely heavy, the Italians were very thankful.

American soldiers on the other hand, bombed the buildings where the Germans were hiding in and although they left with very little casualties and dealt a lot of damage to the Germans, the Italians were pissed to come back and see their houses turned to rubble. 

(yo my history teacher was lit loved that guy) 

Having an Italian Boyfriend (with an Italian family)
  • <p> <b>Spain:</b> Roma we haven't eaten for nearly two days!!! Why don't I just make us some paella and-<p/><b>Romano:</b> Shut the fuck up Antonio. We are about to visit my Nonna and other relatives. Now, this is extremely dangerous so I want you to listen to me very carefully.<p/><b>Spain:</b> …<p/><b>Romano:</b> When the door opens, stay behind me at all times, and trust me, those two days are going to come in handy. And whatever you do, don't refuse the cooking or waste food!<p/><b>Romano:</b> *rings doorbell to house*<p/><b>Romano:</b> *breath in*<p/><b>Literally the entire house:</b> DO YOU WANT TO EAT?? COME EAT! GUESS WHAT TUA ZIA JUST MADE??? OI VUOI MANGIARE??? MIO DIO IS THAT MY LOVINO HE LOOKS SO SKINNY, COME EAT!!! WHAT YOU DON'T LIKE MY COOKING?? EAT! EAT!! *loud, incoherent, Italian screaming*<p/></p>