Saturday, January 4, 2020

Sophia Loren

 
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Clark Gable and Sophia Loren

The ISLE of CAPRI

During the Shooting of IT STARTED in NAPLES
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CLARK GABLE and SOPHIA LOREN


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WHISKEY & SODA

TU VUO FA L'AMERICANO

"I WANT to BE AMERICAN"

SOPHIA LOREN
IT STARTED in NAPLES
with CLARK GABLE



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Movie Poster
IT STARTED in NAPLES

This was the last film that Clark Gable 
  made that was released in his lifetime.
 


Looking for a  HOTEL on CAPRI

NAPLES - POSITANO -
The AMALFI COAST
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SOPHIA LOREN Cooks SPAGHETTI

From the Movie "IT STARTED in NAPLES"
with CLARK GABLE

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POSITANO is COMING !
The AMALFI COAST
COOKBOOK - TRAVEL GUIDE

March 2020 


SOPHIA LOREN
In "The GOLD of NAPLES"

Directed by Vittorio DeSica

SOPHIA'S Favorite RECIPES

 


La SOPHIA  



Sunbathing

On a Boat off of Napoli


 


SOPHIA





SOPHIA LOREN In "SCANDAL in SORRENTO"

  On location in SORRENTO ITALY




SEXY SOPHIA  



 
Sophia Loren with Jane Mansfield
A photo taken 60 years ago of Hollywood’s two most alluring sex symbols is still getting a lot of attention. The most famous side-eye or even stink eye photo in history belongs to Sophia Loren’s reaction to Jayne Mansfield and her famous large assets! Here’s a little history of the iconic photo that appeared in newspapers and magazines with the word ‘censored’ hiding Jayne's exposed breast.
The story goes that Sophia Loren was at a Paramount party in Beverly Hills that was organized for her when she was a newcomer to Hollywood in 1957. Everyone who was anyone was there. But the last person to come to this event was the va-va-voom force of nature that was blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield.  She sat down at Sophia’s table which included actor Clifton Webb and of course, had every eye in the room watching her. She barely dressed for this event and her famous ample breasts were the focus of a notorious publicity stunt intended to take the media attention away from newcomer Sophia. Loren couldn’t help but stare at her exposed nipple, as she was fearful that they would come down crashing down on her plate! She said she was afraid that everything in her dress was going to explode, BOOM! And spill all over the table.
There were other photos taken of Sophia at the event laughing and more relaxed with Jayne later in the evening but this version of the vision, will last forever. Sophia admitted her mind was always on that dress. And the only picture that truly shows how it actually felt for Sophia at that moment of time. A bit shocked, fear in the eyes, all of it right there. Forever captured in such a brief but telling moment of history. Sophia exclaimed, “No, no. Well, there may be other photos, but this is the picture. This is the one that shows how it was. This is the only picture.”
Sophia is constantly asked to autograph this photo, but out of respect for the late Jayne Mansfield, she always declines. And she truly doesn’t like to be associated with the photo that launched millions of side-eyes. 
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SUNDAY SAUCE

EAT LIKE SOPHIA

 


Sophia Loren w/ Clark Gable

on The Isle of Capri

"It Started in Naples"




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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Best Sandwich Panino in Italy Siracusa Market





ITALY'S BEST PANINO

STREET FOOD in SIRACUSA SICILY

The MARKET in ORTIGIA








SICILIAN STREET FOOD

At the Market (Mercato) in ORTIGIA

SIRACUSA

SICILIA




COOKING SICILIAN









ITALY'S Most FAMOUS PANINO

SANDWICH






 





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ORIGIA MERCATO

SIRACUSA





SIRACUSA

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HISTORY and RECIPES

Of The SUBMARINE SANDWICH




HOW to MAKE

An ITALIAN SANDWICH




SICILIAN FOOD

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How Make Potato Gnocchi

 
POTATO GNOCCHI
 
 
Ingredients :
 
 
1 pound Baking Potatoes
1 cup Flour
1 extra large Egg
 
Wash potatoes. Leave skin on. Boil the potatoes until tender (when you can easily stick a fork to the middle of a potato).
 
Remove from water and place in a colander.
 
As soon as the potatoes have cooled enough, peel skins off of them.
 
Put potatoes in a Food Mill or Ricer and pass them through into a large bowl.
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Working very gently with a wooden spoon or spatula, mix into the puréed potato a generous pinch of salt, the egg (optional) and enough flour to make a smooth, soft and only slightly sticky dough. Do not knead the dough or it will become gummy, just mix the ingredients together as gingerly as you can. Form the dough into a ball and place it on a well floured surface. 
 
Then break off a handful of the dough and roll that with both hands until you have a ‘rope’ about the thickness of your thumb. Cut this rope into 1 inch lengths. Take each bit of dough and flip it with your index finger against the inside of a fork (or if you have one, the special Rigagnocchi, or ‘gnocchi paddle’ pictured below, which you can find in some specialty food shops). This will cause the gnocchi to take on a concave shape with ridges on the outside, which will ‘catch’ any sauce you put on them. Cook the Gnocchi in gently boiling well-salted water. They are done just as soon as they rise to the surface of the water.
 
 
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WORLD'S BEST RECIPE
 
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Federic Castelluccio Sopranos

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The Sopranos

Frederico Casteluccio, Steven Van Zandt, James Gandolfini



Bumped into Federico today. Frederico Castelluccio that is. I know Federico for a few years. We are not fast friends or anything like that, aquaintances you could say, I know him from around town and when he first started coming to a restaurant I was Wine-Director of Barbetta. Federico first came to Barbetta with Tony Cipolla and the great Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini of Swept Away and other fame.

Anyway I bumped into Federico who was having lunch with a friend at Da Silvano Restaurant in my neighborhood. We chatted a few minutes and I gave him a copy of my book "La TAVOLA" Hope he likes it. Many might not know, but Federico is a World Renowned Painter. He paints in oils in the classic style, and he is a great painter. Federico was born in Naples, Italy and grew up in Paterson, New Jersey were his parents immigrant to when Federico was just 4 years old in 1964. Federico was a talented young artist and was awarded a full scholarship to The School of Visual Arts. Federico started acting in 1986 and is best know for his role as Furio in HBO's The SOPRANOS. Federico has many other acting credits. He's an all around talented guy and a Prince of a Person. We look forward to all of Federico's artist endeavors in painting, acting, and other. Bravo Federico!



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Federico Castelluccio In HIS STUDIO




 
Painting by Federico Castelluccio


                  Painting by Federico Castelluccio




 
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La TAVOLA


  "La TAVOLA" Is Available on Amazon.com along with Other Titles by Daniel Bellino Zwicke, Including THE FEST of THE 7 FISH and GOT ANY KAHLUA?  The COLLECTED RECIPES of The DUDE .... ABIDE ! Watch for Daniel's "SUNDAY SAUCE" Due For NOVEMBER 2013 PUBLICATION ....  




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Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian


by Guercino



Federico Castelluccio discovered a 17th century painting by Italian Baroque painter Guercino at a Frankfurt gallery and subsequently purchased it at auction after it had been incorrectly identified as an 18th-century painting. The painting was purchased for €49,000 and was estimated at $10 Million Dollars. The total cost of the painting including restoration and shipping plus extra costs came to $140,000











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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Martin Scorsese on Charlie Rose Show Casino










MARTIN SCORSESE

On CHARLIE ROSE SHOW

Talks CASINO and Other Stuff



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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Italian Style Chicken Cutlets Recipe

Chicken Cutlets alla Nonna
 
 
"Mangia Bene"
 
Watch the Video
 
 
HOW to MAKE CHICKEN CUTLETSITALIAN STYLE
Pollo Marengo
 
Lemon Chicken
 
Brooklyn Style Sunday Gravy
 
And More ...
 
 
 
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