But to me, the drawing of Obama looked a bit too much like some of those racist anti-Obama sambo pictures that were circulating during his campaign. Also, the only chocolate pasticciotti (we called them "passa chutt" in Southern dialect) I ever knew were normal sweet pastry (pasta frolla) on the outside with chocolate custard on the inside. Normally they have a vanilla custard inside. At first I thought, Oh My God, what a racist thing to do, but then I tried my best to understand the Italian on the video and got the gist of it. This guy actually likes President Obama, so much so that when he got elected, the baker added cocoa powder to his original pasticciotti recipe, then added chocolate custard inside and dubbed it Pasticciotti Obama. Pastry chef Angelo Bisconti, has been selling them like hotcakes his Pugliese pastry shop near Lecce.
Apparently, the video was from last March when he brought 5000 Pasticciotti Obama samples to Rome with the intent of giving them away for free as "a symbol of welcome to the president". He set up his van near the American Embassy in Rome and treated passersby to his sweet treats. He has become pretty famous in his hometown of Campi Salentina near Lecce, so much so that they put a sign as you come into town saying "Campi Salentina, City of Obama Cakes".
They do look tasty,though.
(Watch Bisconti's strange promotional video and see what you think about his motives and what kid of guy he really is. He sure looks furbo to me.)
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