The Real Housewives of New Jersey seem to be unified on this front: Heading to New York City for sweet treats is among the best possible ways to spend time and calories, and is beyond worth the travel effort.
"It's super uber fattening but sometimes you just gotta do it," Dolores Catania shared with Jet Set. She is especially forthcoming about her love of delicious food being a difficult balance with her fitness-promoting lifestyle. "I can't get enough of the tiramisu at Il Mulino in New York because it brings me back to my childhood and when my grandmother used to make it. All the calories though, oh my god."
If you're wondering what exactly goes into this legendary tiramisu recipe, there's a lot of rum, sugar, super-rich marscarpone, and some very strong brewed espresso — a bold dessert statement that manages to perfectly suit sassy Dolores.
RHONJ castmate Kathy Wakile can't get enough buttery-smooth cannoli cream in her life. (And frankly, can anyone blame her?)
"It's my favorite iconic New York dessert," she shared with us. "I also love sfogiliatelle and gelato, but cannoli were always around our house and they bring me back to family, tradition, and holidays."
If you're wondering where Kathy — who is the author of Indulge: Delicious Little Desserts That Keep Life Real Sweet — and her family like to hang out in New York City, there's a pretty good chance you'll find her helping out in the kitchen at her favorite place in town, Ferrara's Bakery & Cafe in the iconic Little Italy neighborhood.
"It's my favorite place in New York, and it's family-run for five generations since 1892. I've even been fortunate to have spent time in their kitchen and bake with their bakers — a dream come true!"
Cannoli cream is an obsession everyone can unite over, because carbs, fat, and sugar in unison are the way to make the strongest human bonds. Or at least it it can certainly feel that way!
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