Saturday, March 31, 2018

Praise for a Much Loved ITALIAN COOKBOOK

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IF YOU LOVE ITALIAN-AMERICAN or SICILIAN FOOD                                               
  -  YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK!
 
Review from un SICILIANA-AMERICAN SIGNORA
If you're just beginning to learn Italian cooking - or you're advanced.....you'll find at least ONE recipe in this book you'll have to try. But more likely, you'll find several. What I love about this selection of recipes is that they include strictly Italian; Sicilian; and Italian-American dishes. The author recognizes Italian-American as a cuisine unto its own. Falling into all three categories myself, I have a large collection of Italian and Sicilian cook books, but none specifically for Italian-American. I think this is about as close as I'll get. Dishes from my childhood (along with some charming anecdotes from the author) are in here and my mouth waters just thinking about which one I'll make first.

The recipes are rather simple just like *real* Italian food. I remember the time I asked Zia Elena for her spaghetti sauce and meatball recipes. To me, she was the Queen of authentic and delicious Sicilian/Neopolitan cookery (she married one of those northern Italians, so learned to cook for him. I had to ask her on the sly as no one would admit to her superior culinary skills in front of their own mothers!) Her list of ingredients was short and of course, delicious. Most Italian recipes are like that ---- not complicated, but delicious.

I give this book two paws up! For the price, it's such a deal, it should be in any cook book collection which focuses on the three types of Italian food. And lest the reader say, "But I thought Sicilians *were* Italians..." You can read up on this on the internet and see that Sicily had hosted numerous types of colonies for hundreds of years by everyone from Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines, even Scandinavians!. It only became part of Italy in 1860. Then in 1946 it became an autonomous region. Why does this matter? Sicilian cooking has many influences and so differs, although at times in subtle ways and sometimes in a complete composition expression to the more northern Italian food and customs. Due to Sicily's proximity to Greece, a dear Greek man once told me (as I choked on the sweetness of the baklava he had just given me), that Sicilians were "just Greeks" who wanted to be Italians. May be a grain of truth in that.!
 

If you love this outrageously ethnic food, then I highly recommend this. It's the kind of book I wish Zia Elena would have written and left to me! 
 
Thanks, 
 
Daniel
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SECRET RECIPE CREAMY ITALIAN SALAD DRESSING
 
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JERSEY SHORE PASTA CRAB SAUCELe CIRQUE'S ORIGINAL Recipe "PASTA PRIMAVERA"
 
The BEST LASAGNA Ever !
 
CLAMS CASINO
 
GRANDMA'S SUNDAY GRAVY
 
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Famous Sicilian Americans

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YOUNG FRANK SINATRA



FAMOUS SICLIAN AMERICANS 

FRANK SINATRA
JOE DiMAGGIO
AL PACINO
LOUIS PRIMA
LADY GAGA
MARTIN SCORSESE
FRANK ZAPPA
VINCENT SCHIAVELLI
SONNY BONO
CHRIS CHRISTIE
JON BON JOVI (Bongiovi)
LIZA MINNELLI
MARIO CUOMO
ANDREW CUOMO
NANCY SINATRA
JOE MONTANA
CHARLES ATLAS




JOLTIN JOE



DiMaggio


Joe D

The Yankee Clipper
and The Greatest Italian-American
Baseball Player of All-Time
Joe DiMaggio




SICILIAN

SYLVESTER STALLONE
STEVE TYLER (Tallarico)
CHAZ PALMINTERI
STEVE BUSCEMI
JOHN TURTURRO
FRANK VINCENT
FRANK CAPRA
Richard Castellano (Clemenza)
Charles "LUCKY" Lucciano
BEN GAZZARA
JOE MANTEGNA
SAL MINEO MARIO PUZO
Britney Spears "Beleive It or Not"
TONY DANZA
Mike PiazzPatti Lupone
Author Daniel Bellino "Z"



ROCKY



"SLY"

SYLVESTER STALLONE

aka

ROCKY






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AL PACINO




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Richard Castellano

as "CLEMENZA"

The GODFATHER








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SUNDAY SAUCE

When Italian-Americans Cook

RECIPE SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA





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MARTIN SCORSESE

Family from POLIZZI GENEROSA , SICILY



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Frank Vincent

as SALVI in Martin Scorsese's RAGING BULL





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SINATRA


Franks Sinatra's Father Antonio Martino Severio Sinatra
was Born in LERCARA FRIDDI Sicily

her Immigrated to New York and Hoboken, NJ



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LIZA MINNELLI.


Liza Minnelli's father was Famed Director VINCENT MINELLI

who married JUDY GARLAND (Liza's Mother). Vincent Minnelli was the
Vincent Minelli's Paternal Grandfather was VINCENZO MINNELLI  of Palermo, Sicily who was a SICILIAN REVOLUTIONARY who was forced to leave SICILY in 1848 with his Brother Dominic.



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GRANDMA BELLINO'S COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNO 

GIUSEPPINA FROM LERCARA FRIDDI SICILY



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The BELLINO'S

FILLIPO , LUCIA , TONY , GIUSEPPINA SALEMI BELLINO

Missing From Picture are Brothers Jimmy and Frank and Sisiter Lilly

LODI , NEW JERSEY 1940


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FILLIPO BELLINO

Of LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILY

Immigrated to NEW YORK 1904

A few Years Later moved to LODI , NEW JERSEY
Where FILLIPO Opened a SHOEMAKER SHOP on MAIN STREET

FILLIPO was Father to JAMES, LILLY, FRANK, LUCIA, and TONY

Grandfather of Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke



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Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

at TEATRO GRECO

SIRACUSA , SICILY






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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Drinking Prosecco in VENICE

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Me and Cousin Joe
 
"Drinking Prosecco"
 
At a WINE BAR iN VENICE
 
 
 
 
Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
and Joeseph T. Macari Jr.
 
President Macari Vineyards
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

New Mafia Cookbook

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PETE CLEMENZA
 
SHOWS MICHAEL HOW to MAKE SAUCE
 
 
Mobster Recipe Book to Hit the Shelves
Daniel Bellino-Zwicke is not afraid to spill the beans on secret sauces in his new book, SUNDAY SAUCE “When Italian-Americans Cook.” Fans of The Godfather will be pleased to know that of the several Italian-American dishes covered in the book, the Clemenza Sunday Sauce “Gravy” made famous by Al Pacino is included.
SUNDAY SAUCE: When Italian-Americans Cook is available now in paperback and on Kindle from the Amazon store.
With more than 25 years experience as a Chef and Wine Director in some of New York’s most renowned restaurants, including; Del Posto, Barbetta, Odeon, Corrado, Daniel Bellino-Zwicke has delighted foodies and gastronomic adventurers with the book. Many of the meals that make Italian-American so famous as a food genre within its own right are there: Sausage & Peppers, Pasta Fazool (Pasta & Bean Soup), Spaghetti & Meatballs, Meatball Parm Sandwiches, Sunday Sauce aka Gravy, Mussels Marinara, and many more.
If you have ever wondered How to make CLEMENZA'S SAUCE , you’ll find the secret here, alongside recipes for Sinatra’s Meatball Sunday Sauce and Mamma DiMaggio’s Sunday Gravy (Joe DiMaggio’s Mother), as well as Goodfella's Veal & Peppers.
Daniel Bellino Zwicke lives and works in New York City where he has been a wine and restaurant professional for more than 25 years. The renowned creator of Bar Cichetti “America’s First Venetian Wine Bar,” Daniel worked hands-on as the chef, Wine Director and managing-partner. Daniel has also authored “La TAVOLA, The Feast of the 7 Fish,” “Italian Christmas” and “Got Any Kahlua?” “The Collected Recipes of The Dude” and he is currently working on a new cookbook, yet to be named … Daniel is one of America’s foremost authorities on the subject of Italian Wine.
Sundays are very important in Italian-American culture. It’s a time when all the family comes together to celebrate over a meal. With recipes that have become synonymous with Italian-American with entertainers and movie stars in many an epic movie over the years, the recipes included in this book will make that Sunday even more memorable.
 
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SUNDAY SAUCE
 
by Daniel Bellino "Z"
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Macari Vineyards

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MACARI VINEYARDS


MATTITUCK , LI New York





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CABERNET FRANC VINES

at MACARI VINEYARDS


NORTH FORK

LONG ISLAND , NEW YORK



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Talking North Fork and Macari Vineyards

JOSEPH T, MACARI Jr.

PRESIDENT MACARI VINEYARDS

with DAUGHTER

GABRIELLA MACARI

HEAD of MARKETING

MACARI VINEYARDS





The RED BARN


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PIG ROAST

at MACARI VINEYARDS



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PIZZA




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AVELINO PIZZA

at MACARI VINEYARDS


by EDWARD MACARI


@AvelinoPIZZA on Instagram





Lining Up for NEAPOLITAN PIZZA

at AVELINO PIZZA

at MACARI VINEYARDS

MATTITUK

NEW YORK




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GABRIELLA MACARI TALKS MACARI VINEYARDS

and NORTH FORK




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Left to Right

Daniel Bellino "Z" with Cousins :

Edward Macari , Thomas Macari

and Joseph Macari Jr.

Avelino Pizza at Macari Vineyards



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ALEXANDRA MACARI

DIRECTOR of OPERATIONS 

MACARI VINEYARDS



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MACRI CABERNET FRANC


and DOS AGUAS


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The COWS of MACARI










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MANGIA ITALIANO

MEMORIES of ITALIAN FOOD
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Philly Super Bowl CheeseSteak

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SICILIAN-AMERICAN

STEVE NARTORANO

Making PHILLY CHEESE STEAKS Tonight at CAFE MARTORANO

FORT LUNDERDALE , FLORIDA

GO EAGLES !!!

 

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SICILIAN

SAN VITO di CAPO

SICILIA

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COOKING SICILIAN

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NONNA BELLINO'S COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA

GIUSEPPINA SALEMI BELLINO

LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILIA

NEW YORK

LODI , NEW JERSEY

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Carbone versus Rocco's

 
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The Old ROCCO'S Neon Sign
Before Major Food Group took over the Space
and Plastered CARBONE over this old Sign
photo Copyright 2009 Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
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The New Sign
CARBONE Plastered on The Old ROCCO Restaurant NEON SIGN
photo Copyright 2015 Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
 
 
EATING at ROCCO'S
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BEST SELLING Author Daniel Bellino "Z"

EATS at ROOCO'S RESTAURANT

GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK

with SISTER BARBARA

and BrotherInLaw NOEL

2005




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MANGIA ITALIANO !

Memories of Italian Food

by Daniel Bellino "Z"




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The $56 VEAL PARMIGIANO at CARBONE

"Definitely NOT OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN" ???


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WANNA MAKE OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN VEAL PARM at HOME ???

For a Lot LESS THAN $56 ???


RECIPE is in SUNDAY SAUCE



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SUNDAY SAUCE

by DANIEL BELLINO "Z"

VEAL PARM Recipe

SUNDAY SAUCE GRAVY

and More ...




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