I had no idea it was the beginning of the Carnival season until I walked into my local Forno/bakery and saw Frappe. These lightly fried treats are so addictive. They are made daily and available at bakeries only during this time of year.
They are called different names in Italy. In Rome it's Frappe.
I'm going to try very hard to limit my intake to only once or twice a week. Hard to do when they are all up in your face.