Steve Schirripa Is the Cannoli Whisperer

Cannoli Whisperer

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We just came across this picture of Steve Schirripa, formerly of The Sopranos, and the ten-foot-tall cannoli tree that Veniero’s put up the other day in celebration of the launch of his cable show, Hungry. What struck us about the photo was not the 3,000 cannolis that the tree is made of, but Steve's reaction to it. Look how he's fully engaged with the cannolis, like he's sort of leaning into them, almost as though he's talking to them. As we observed this, we realized: This is not the first time we've seen Schirripa making love to the cream-filled flute. When our friends at Grub Street spoke with him recently about his show, he posed with an entire tray of them, and come to think of it, there was a glint in his eye then, too. The man is crazy for cannolis! Seriously. We mean it. He might, like, have a problem.