20 Reasons to Embrace Italy

You already love pizza and pasta (and probably prosciutto, too!), but now's the time to take your passion for all things Italian to the next level. We've rounded up a raft of reasons to cook, eat and live like an Italian. Though we're betting you don't need much convincing!

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1. Cannoli

Because cannoli are the new cupcakes. They're just as portable, customizable and fun to eat -- and a lot more surprising. Folks like Stuffed Artisan Cannolis in NYC and Holy Cannoli in Portland, OR, are having fun with this classic Italian treat.

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