Sub Sandwich – Cannoli Kitchen of Boca Raton Menu Spotlight

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The sub sandwich (submarine sandwich) is one of the heartiest meals you can order at an Italian restaurant. It’s also one of the most versatile ones as it can be made with nearly anything you want. Because of this, it can be said that such a food item will live well beyond our years of living. And if you’re craving one yourself, you might be interested to know that Cannoli Kitchen in Boca Raton can provide you with a sub sandwich.

If you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful food item, continue reading below for a history lesson.

The Origins of the Sub Sandwich

There’s not enough evidence to indicate where this sandwich came from. All we know is that it originated here in the U.S and it was created by some Italian-Americans. Portland, Maine, however, claims to be the original birthplace of this popular Italian-American dish. And because it’s so popular in Portland, Maine residents sometimes refer to it as “Italians”.

Portland, Maine’s Story

The story of how it originated in Portland is this:

In the beginning of the 20th century, Italians were emigrating to New England in large masses. They were hired mostly to lay paving stones on streets or to work as longshoremen on the waterfront. One Italian in particular, however, Giovanni Amato, earned his living by selling freshly baked rolls from a pushcart to his countrymen working on the docks. Due to longshoremen’s requests, Giovanni would add some meat, cheese, and fresh vegetables, and thus, the “Italian Sandwich” was born.

It’s never stated when the first Italian Sandwich was sold, but experts agree that Giovanni started selling them in 1903. By the 1920s, Giovanni opened a shop where people would line up to get themselves this amazing sandwich.

The Sub Sandwich Lives On

In today’s modern world, most people refer to this popular sandwich as the “sub sandwich”, or simply just “sub.” You can expect many Italian restaurants to sell the sub sandwich, especially here in Boca Raton, at Cannoli Kitchen.

Because of its increased popularity, we, along with every other Italian restaurant, utilize the versatility of the sub sandwich by allowing customers to choose from a wide range of options.

You can get an Italian Meatball sub, a Philly Cheesesteak sub, and much more.

Get Your Sub Sandwich Today From Cannoli Kitchen in Boca Raton

If you’re in the mood for some quality sub sandwiches in Boca Raton, there’s no better place than Cannoli Kitchen. We’ve served countless customers over our years of service and we’re well experienced to give you the quality dining experience you need. We’re more than confident that when you choose our sub sandwiches, you’ll never want to get a sub from anywhere else. To place an order, you may call us at 561-955-8880 or visit our “order online” page HERE.

The Cannoli and It’s Rich History

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Besides tiramisu, is there any other Italian dessert as popular as the cannoli? The cannoli, the singular version being cannolo, is a Silician dessert that is believed to have come from the Palmero and Messina regions. Meaning “little tube” in Sicilian, the cannoli ranges in size from “cannulicchi”, which is no bigger than a finger to the fist-sized portions typically found in Palermo. Cannoli making is serious business in Sicily and for bakers, the quality and standards of their bakery can be judged solely on the basis of how good their cannoli is. As a strong symbol representing Italian heritage, the cannoli has a unique and rich history possibly dating back to the presence of the Moors in Sicily.

History Of The Cannoli

The history of the cannoli is a reflection of the variety of cultures and people that, throughout the centuries, have inhabited Sicily. As a staple of Sicilian cuisine, many people believe the cannoli originated in Sicily in Piana Degli Albanesi, but this traditional Italian dessert may possibly be traced back during the Arabic rule of the island, also known as the Emirate of Sicily. There are two tales surrounding the origin of cannolis. The first one takes place in an Arab prince’s harem inside his castle during the Arabic domination of the island. The emir’s many concubines spent their time creating luscious meals and delicious desserts, among them a cylinder-shaped pastry case filled with ricotta, almonds, and honey. The second tale takes place in a convent, outside of the castle, where nuns concocted a new type of pastry made of a shell called “scoria” with a filling of ricotta, sugar, chocolate, and almonds to celebrate Carnevale, which is a celebration that takes place in all of Italy before Lent begins.  

Whether it was concubines or nuns, historians believe that both legends have a seed of the truth and that the creation of the cannoli took place in or around the city of Caltanissetta between 827 and 1091. Historians also believe that this delicious dessert was also made by women. Many of the ingredients used in a cannoli are also of Arabic origin like sugar cane and almonds.

Traditional Cannoli Recipes

A traditional cannoli recipe consists of a tube-shaped shell of fried pastry dough, filled with sweet and creamy ricotta, candied fruit, and chocolate filling. The creamy, slightly tangy flavor of the ricotta is mellowed out by the sweet delicacy of the sugar and chocolate, while the crunchiness of the fried, light shell brings out this amazing symphony of flavors and textures.

Cannoli Recipe Variations

Italians immigrating to America during the early 1900s made adaptions to the original cannoli recipe due to the limited availability of certain ingredients like sheep’s milk ricotta so mascarpone was used instead. Today, there are many variations to the traditional cannoli recipe including chocolate, strawberry, and pecan caramel.

Cannolis Near Me

If you have been on the hunt for an authentic Italian cannoli in the South Florida area, then look no further because Cannoli Kitchen has got the hookup. Cannoli Kitchen is one of the best Italian restaurants in Boca Raton serving authentic Italian cuisine. We also specialize in making homemade traditional Italian desserts like cannolis, tiramisu, and cheesecake. To order your Boca Raton Italian food, call us today at 561-955-8880.