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tiki
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Sad news from Boston - Wed, 12/12/12 2:29 PM
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Sadly---Michael Mercogliano, the founder of Mike’s Pastry, the landmark North End store, has died. Take a look behind the scenes of the famous bakery: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/boston/look-mike-pastry-the-north-end/akPJElG2yvzQEAbGen9HPI/gallery.html
he will be missed.

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Re:Sad news from Boston - Wed, 12/12/12 3:05 PM
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Sad news indeed.  One of my favorite stops when I lived in Boston.  Their Florentine cannoli still haunts my dreams!

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Re:Sad news from Boston - Thu, 12/13/12 8:43 AM
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Hopefully the goodness will live on!

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Re:Sad news from Boston - Thu, 12/13/12 4:49 PM
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When I lived in Boston my favorite restaurant was The Daily Catch on Hanover St.  From there it was always over to Mike's for a cannoli.  For me, forget about this cupcake craze.  I'll take one of Mike's cannolis any day. 

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Re:Sad news from Boston - Thu, 12/13/12 5:06 PM
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The Florentine cannoli!!  I was never a big cannoli fan as I found the shells to be very dry and really just a vehicle for the filling...until I tried this one.  Baking an oversized Florentine cookie and rolling it into a cannoli shell is truly inspired and adds a crunchy texture from the nuts and a nice chew from the honey that makes the cookie such a joy to eat.

Thanks so much, Mr. Mercogliano.  I'll be back soon for more!


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Re:Sad news from Boston - Sat, 12/15/12 4:38 PM
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LOL.I'd brave the traffic coming outta the airport tuinnel on a regular basis in my youth...........almost 40 years ago.....to get a few of those cannoli....I'd order 6.....two to eat on the way back to beacon hill

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Re:Sad news from Boston - Sun, 12/16/12 9:42 AM
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Ricotta Pie!!!!!!
 

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Re:Sad news from Boston - Mon, 12/24/12 11:49 AM
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billyboy


The Florentine cannoli!!  I was never a big cannoli fan as I found the shells to be very dry and really just a vehicle for the filling... 

 
What is the filling, whipped cream or some type of custard?
 



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Re:Sad news from Boston - Mon, 12/24/12 1:52 PM
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Hepcat, I believe they use sweetened ricotta cheese.  Happy Holidays!