Thursday, March 12, 2020

Micahel Corleone Kills Sollozzo at Louis Italian Restaurant













LOUIS ITALIAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT


BRONX, NEW YORK





INSIDE LOUIS ITALIAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

BRONX, NY





LOUIS

ITALIAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT

3531 White Plains Avenue

BRONX , N.Y.





The WINE LIST

At LOUIS ITALIAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Where MICHAEL CORLEONE (AL Pacino)

Shot SOLLOZZO & CAPTAIN McCLUSKEY

In The GODFATHER













The SOLLOZZO Scene

The GODFATHER

MICHAEL CORLEONE meets with VIRGIL SOLLOZZO

NYPD Captain McCluskey is Sollozzo's Bodyguard





SOLLOZZO Chats with Michael






MICHAEL KILLS SOLLOZZO & McCLUSKEY







COOKING SICILIAN










Eating Italian During Depression - Hotdogs w/ Potatoes





SPAGHETTI

.25 Cents






CLARA SHOWS HER DEPRESSION DAY MEALLS

"LOTS of POTATOES" she says ..





FAVORITE ITALIAN DISHES

And SECRET RECIPES 







HOMEMADE PIZZA

alla CLARA






Cooking with Cousin Tony


MACCHERONI with RAGU BOLOGNESE


RECIPE for The WORLDS BEST RAGU BOLOGNESE


For those of you who don't know, "I make a Dam Good Bolognese!" Well, a lot more than good, it's awesome, "One of the Best you'll ever have." Yes I'm quite famous for my awesome Bolognese Sauce. That's the reason they call me "Danny Bolgonese." The name is Danny, and there's no question I'm a King of Bolognese. Some have said I make the best in the country. Yes the Journal of Italian Food Wine & Travel wrote in a 5 page feature article on me  ( (Daniel Bellino Zwicke) , that I made the best Ragu Bolognese in American. Many would agree. I sort of do. Well if not the best, one of the best anyway. I haven't really tasted any better, and I've tried quite a lot. Some are dam good, others not.

Anyway, all of my cousins absolutely adore my Bolognese. They crave it, it's dam good. My cousins Joe and Alexander Macari and there 4 children Joey, Gabriella, Eddie, and Tommy all love it. My nephews Chad, Marcus, and Jason love it, as does there dad, my brother Michael and his wife Eilleen. My sister Barbara and brother Jimmy love it too. Everyone does. Everyone who's lucky enough to taste it. Some of my cousins make it. I've showed them, but none can get it quite like mine, and that's why when I went down to visit my cousin Tony and his wife Debbie down in Florida, one thing I just had to do, was make a big batch of my Bolognese .  I had to cook a Steak for Debbie, and I made a Badass Batch of Amatriciana too. "Dam it was good!" 

Yes, I went down to West Palm Beach to hang out with cousin Tony and Debbie for a few days. Half the time I was down there, we went out for cocktails and a couple places to eat too, but 3 of dinners, I cooked. We drank great wine and had a good time eating Pasta Bolognese and my Badass Rigiatoni Amatriciana. Yes it was good. This is what we do, and we had some good times doing it. There's nothing like making good food at home folks, so do make sure you do.

Well, that's it for now. If you want to make some Bolognese or Amatricana Sauce , please do. If you have your own recipes, make them. If you don't, click these links for the recipes.

So "Happy Eating" e Mangia Bene, and always eat well.




An AMAZING BOTTLE of ITALIAN WINE

CASTELLO di NEIVE - BARBARESCO Santa Stefano Reserva 2007

From my Good Friend Italo Stupino

"The WORLDS BEST BARBARESCO"

Definately BETTER Than Anything by ANGELO GAJA, whose wines are an
absolute RIP-OFF !!! "Seriously" !


 
 
Me & Cousin Tony (R)
with his Wife Debbie in The Middle
Hanging on The Rooftop of The BEN HOTEL
West Palm Beach, Florida


The WORLD'S BEST PASTA AMATRICIANA !!!




RIGATONI AMATRICIANA

"I made this the night before. Absolutely Perfect!"

LOVE IT !


TONY & DEBBIE LOVED IT as WELL





The WORLD'S BEST BOLOGNESE !!!!


SERIOUSLY !!!


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Friday, March 6, 2020

Joe DiMaggio Eats Pasta






JOE EATS PASTA

"SPAGHETTI" !

Joe DiMaggio

With his Mother ROSALINA MECURIO DiMAGGIO








JOE "D" with His Mother & Father






Joe DiMAGGIO , His DAD

And a Couple DUNGENOS CRABS

San FRANICSO

CALIFORNIA

"Joe's Dad was a FISHERMAN"




JOE DiMAGGIO

with FRANK SINATRA

RECIPE for DOLLY SINATRA 'S 

(Frank's Mom) MEATBALLS





JOE D'S MOM Serving SPAGHETTI







JOE DiMAGGIO Eats SPAGHETTI

As a Couple GIRLS Look On





SUNDAY SAUCE


MOMMA ROSALINA'S SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS

And ROSALINA SUNDAY GRAVY alla MECURIO







JOE DiMAGGIO "The YANKKE CLIPPER"

The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK & "DANNY BOLOGNESE"

BEST SELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOK AUTHOR Daniel Bellino Zwicke

JOHN'S of East 12th STREET NYC ... Since 1908

The Church of SANTA MARIA della NEVE, Lercara Friddi, SICILY

And a tasty Bowl of SUNDAY SAUCE "ITALIAN GRAVY"

with SAUSAGE & MEATBALLS



Pictures by Daniel Bellino Zwicke




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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Al Pacino Godfather Sunday Sauce Recipe Meatballs






The CORLEONE'S Eating SUNDAY SAUCE

ITALIAN GRAVY

With SAUSAGES & MEATBALLS





CORLEONE FAMILY FLASH BACK

The GODFATHER II







CLEMENZA SHOWS MICHAEL HOW to Make SAUCE






AL PACINO

as Michael Corleone

In Mario Puzo / Francis Ford Coppola's The GODFATHER  Part II





The BELLINO'S Make SUNDAY SAUCE

In LODI, NEW JERSEY

"JERSEY STYLE SUNDAY SAUCE" alla CLEMENZA






SUNDAY SAUCE

LEARN HOW to MAKE 

SUNDAY SAUCE alla CLEMENZA

RECIPE in SUNDAY SAUCE

by DANIEL BELLINO "Z"






SONNY CORLEONE Gets MAD


Sonny (James Caan) gets pissed when his brother Michael (AL PACINO) tells the family (Corleone's) he joined the Marines (during World War II) ... 








Thursday, February 27, 2020

George Clooney Villa Lake Como Italy





GEORGE CLOONEY in ITALY





GEORGE CLOONEY 'S ITALIAN VILLA

On LAKE COMO

ITALY 




Set in the tranquil beauty of Italy’s Lake Como, screened by topiary and lush red geraniums, the Villa Oleandra nestles in paradise. The setting is so perfect that when Brad Pitt first saw it on a visit to Italy, he immediately thought of his close friend George Clooney, and urged him to take a look at it.
Clooney did more than look – he fell in love with the 18th Century villa with its old world charm and peaceful seclusion, and paid $7 million for it. As there was a lot of restoration work to be done, Clooney also bought the nearby Villa Margherita in 2005, which was immediately habitable. Lake Como is one of the jewels of northern Italy, a crystal clear, tranquil glacial lake surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation and overlooked by tall snow capped mountain peaks. Just a half hour’s drive from Milan, Lake Como has long been a favorite spot for Europe’s rich and famous.
Designer Donatella Versace, who first invited Brad Pitt and his former wife Jennifer Aniston to the lake, lives near by. It is hardly surprising that Clooney fell in love with the area and the beautiful Villa Oleandra, but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for him, even on the lake’s placid waters. Locals were outraged when they learned that he planned to privatize the beach that fronted his two homes, and Villa Margherita was vandalized, with graffiti scrawled on the walls and windows broken in protest at the star’s plans to make the 48 square meter public beach his own.
After some local councilors blasted the plan, a majority decision was reached to allow him to go ahead. The reason for the change of heart was Clooney’s assurance that the beach would not be closed off to locals, and that it would be improved under his stewardship. The beach in question was neglected and Clooney wrote 400 letters to his neighbors explaining his position.



George Clooney

At his Villa on LAKE COMO



“Let me maintain the beach and if that is done and you still want me as your honorary citizen I feel privileged to accept this honor,” he wrote.
Clooney also wrote letters of apology to his neighbors when filming of Ocean’s Twelve disrupted their peaceful hideaway. The residents reacted angrily when filming closed off streets in Laglio, the local town, and the lake was overrun with eager fans trying to catch a glimpse of Clooney and Brad Pitt.
“I am writing this letter to say thank you for accepting me into your community,” Clooney wrote. “I am sorry for the inconvenience that I have brought.”
In spite of that, residents are growing fond of him, and Laglio Mayor Guiseppe Mantero is a huge fan, calling Clooney has shown himself to be an “an honorable man”.
Having one of the world’s biggest Hollywood stars on your doorstep does create problems, especially when the paparazzi are swarming all over the place to get shots of the star in residence, but it has positive benefits too. Local traders like the fresh interest in Lake Como that Clooney has stirred, and the resulting improvement in business. Clooney’s legendary kindness has shown itself in many ways, among them a donation ten specially equipped scooters to Rome’s Emergency Services Unit.
Laglio locals are getting used to the quiet, self effacing star in their midst, and report that he is often to be found helping grandmothers with their shopping, or shooting basketball with the local youngsters.
Described as “good and kind” and “a good person”, Clooney has shown himself determined to be accepted into his new community. He is learning to speak Italian from language CDs, which he laughingly says will “take an eternity!”
But his desire to be able to communicate with his neighbors is stronger than his struggle with the language. “It’s embarrassing to live in a country where you don’t know the language.”
For some time, George Clooney’s love for Italy has had an added charm: Elisabetta Canalis. The People magazine reported on September 8, 2009:
Clooney, 48, and the woman better known to local media as “La Canalis” or simply “Eli” have been inseparable the past three weeks, spending much of their time at his lakeside village in Como. Most of their meals are taken at home, with Clooney’s cook firing up homemade pizzas in a wood-fire oven and much of their free time spent lounging by the pool in his secluded garden or on Clooney’s boat.




George Clooney may be selling his beloved Italian Villa for 100 Million Dollars ..
George Clooney purchased his villa on Lake Como from the Heinz Family in 2002 for
10 Million dollars. Sources say, Clooney has been offered $100,000,00 for the property.




SUNDAY SAUCE

SUNDAY SAUCE is GEORGE CLOONEY'S Favorite

ITALIAN COOKBOOK

Available on Amazon.com








Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bed Bug Eddie Sunday Sauce

 

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Burt Young as "Bed Bug Eddie"

In The POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE

with Mickey Rourke as "Charlie"

Learn How to make "Bed Bug Eddie's" SUNDAY SAUCE Italian Gravy

alla POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE

  BURT YOUNG'S SUNDAY SAUCE GRAVY RECIPE : INGREDIENTS : 1 pound Pork Neck, removed from bone and cut into 1" chunks Italian Sweet Sausages 12 Pork Spare Ribs 1/4 cup Italian Olive Oil 1 pinch Pepperoncino (Red Pepper Flakes) 1 medium Onion, peeled and dice fine 1 pound Pork Neck, removed from bone and cut into 1" chunks Italian Sweet Sausages 12 Pork Spare Ribs 6 Chicken Thighs 2 - 28 ounce can of San Marzano Whole Tomatoes (drained in strainer, reserving liquid. 2 - 28 ounce cans of Italian Tomato Passata half can of Tomato Paste 16 fresh Basil leaves, washed and torn into pieces with your fingers (don't use a knife) 2 Bay Leaves Place the olive oil in a large pot and turn heat on to medium. Add the pork ribs and half the pork neck and cook until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Remove and set aside.  Brown remaining pork neck and the Chicken Thighs. When finished browning set aside with the ribs. Add the Sausage and brown over low medium heat until slightly browned (about 8 minutes). Remove sausages from pot, and let rest with the ribs. Add the chopped onion to the pot and cook on low heat for 4 minutes. Add 4 cloves of chopped garlic and let cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to let the garlic burn. Chop the whole San Marzano tomatoes and add to pot with onions. Cook on high heat for 3 minutes. Add the Tomato Passata and cook on high heat for 4 minutes. Add the reserved juices from the San Marzano Tomatoes, the basil and Bay Leaves to the pot. Add 1 teaspoon each of Salt & Black Pepper and 1 cup of water and stir. Add all the browned meats and cook on low heat for 90 minutes as you stir this with a wooden spoon ever now and then to keep the sauce from sticking or burning. After all the meats are in th pot with the browned meats, begin to make your meatballs. For MEATBALLS : Mix the following ingredients in a large glass bowl. Form into 2" round Meatballs and fry until lightly browned in vegetable oil. 2 pound fresh Ground Beef, 1/4 cup bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Milk 1/4 cup fresh Italian Parsley, washed, dried and chopped 1/4 teaspoon each of Salt & Black Pepper .. 2 cloves Garlic, minced fine 2 large Eggs, cracked and beaten with a fork After the sauce (Gravy) has been simmering for 90 minutes, add the brown Meatballs to the pot with the fresh Basil Leaves, and let simmer on low hear for 35 minutes. Turn heat off and let the Sauce sit for 15 minutes.  To serve your Sunday Sauce, cook some short maccheroni according to directions on package. Burt likes to use Rigatoni. Once the maccerhoni (pasta) is cooked, drain the pasta, reserving a little of the pasta water. Add the Riagatoni (pasta) back to the pot it cooked in. Add some of the Tomato Sauce to the pasta and mix. Add a little sprinkle of Olive Oil and a little bit of the reserved pasta water. Place some of the sauce Maccheroni on each persons plate, add a little more tomato sauce over the pasta, and place 1 or 2 Meatballs, one Pork Rib, and 1 Sausage on each persons plate. Serve , and place some grayed Parmigiano Cheese in the middle of the table Enjoy!    

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CATHERINE SCORSESE'S ELIZABETH STREET

LITTLE ITALY SUNDAY SAUCE

ITALIAN GRAVY

 

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SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA

alla BELLINO

alla CLEMEZA

SUNDAY SAUCE RECIPES

Amazon.com

 

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The POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE

Starring MICKEY ROURKE

ERIC ROBERTS & BURT YOUNG

As BED BUG EDDIE

SUNDAY SAUCE ITALIAN GRAVY

 

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SUNDAY SAUCE alla CLEMENZA

RECIPE

PETE CLEMENZA Teaches MICHAEL CORLEONE (AL Pacino) How

to Make SAUCE for 20 GUYS (Mobsters) Some Day

Ten Signs You Grew Up an Italian 10






The 10 SIGNS YOU KNOW SOMEONE GREW UP ITALIAN






The SPAGHETTI SAUCE COOKBOOK

by ANTHONY ROMA

"IT'S NOT JUST SPAGHETTI"

RECIPES for LASAGNA , PASTA FAZOOL

RIGATONI BOLOGNES

And of COURSE SPAGHETTI w/ MEATBALLS







Sunday, February 16, 2020

Italian Cioccolata Calda

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ITALIAN CIOCCALATA CALDA
 
Italian Hot Chocolate
 
 
 
ITALIAN CIOCCOLATA CALDA
1 ½ cups  whole milk (or part heavy cream for extra super decadence)
2 Tbsp Sugar
3.5 oz  good quality dark chocolate, 70% or higher, broken into pieces
2 tsp cornstarch (cornflour, maizena)
Take about 4 Tablespoons of the milk and set it aside. In a medium saucepan, over low heat, slowly heat the rest of the milk and the sugar.
When the sugar is dissolved and the milk is hot, but not boiling, add the chopped chocolate and stir until it is melted.
Mix the cornstarch with the reserved milk and add it to the chocolate mixture in the pan. Stir until the mixture thickens.
Pour into mugs or cups and serve immediately.
This makes 2 large or 4 small servings.
You can serve whipped cream (the real deal!) on the side or on top for added decadence. Also nice is a sprinkling of cinnamon.
This is a basic recipe and from here you can get creative by adding some coffee liqueur, or any other liqueur, some vanilla flavoring, etc
I’ve seen cioccolata calda served in very small cups, and even thicker than this recipe, but I’ve not tasted or tried that version.
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
WHEN ITALIAN AMERICANS COOK

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Mickey Rourke The Pope of GreenwichVillage






Mickey Rourke

Frank Sinatra's "SUMMER WIND"

In ANTHONY PAPILITO PARK

6th Avenue and Houston Street

New York, NY





Italian-American Writer / Native of Greenwich Village

Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke takes us on Charlie Morant's

POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE Tour










MICKEY ROURKE'S "POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE" Tour

The POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE starring Mickey Rourke and Eric Roberts

with Daryl Hannah, Burt Young, and Geraldine Paige

Screenplay by Vincent Patrick


In an Italian neighborhood of Greenwich Village, cousins Charlie (Rourke), a MaĆ®tre d' with aspirations of someday owning his own restaurant, and Paulie (Roberts), a schemer who works as a waiter, have expensive tastes but not much money. Paulie gets caught skimming checks, and he and Charlie are both fired. Now out of work and in debt, Charlie must find another way to pay his alimony, support his pregnant girlfriend Diane (Hannah), and try to buy a restaurant.
Paulie comes to Charlie with a "can't-miss" robbery, involving a large amount of cash in the safe of a local business. Charlie reluctantly agrees to participate, and they manage to crack the safe with help from an accomplice, Barney (McMillan), a clock repairman and locksmith. But things go sour, resulting in the accidental death of police officer Walter "Bunky" Ritter, who had been secretly taping "Bed Bug" Eddie Grant (Young). Charlie soon learns that the money they stole belongs to Eddie.
The mob figures out that Paulie is involved, and not even his Uncle Pete, part of Eddie's crew, can help him. Eddie's henchmen cut off Paulie's left thumb as punishment.
Diane leaves Charlie and takes his money to support their unborn child, while Paulie is forced to work as a waiter for Eddie. He gives the mob Barney's name but initially refuses to identify Charlie as the third man involved. However, under pressure, he is forced to rat on his cousin. Barney leaves town and Charlie mails him his cut of the loot. And when Charlie makes $20,000 on a horse, things begin to look up.
Charlie prepares for a showdown with Eddie, armed with a copy of the tape that the police officer made. But at the last moment, Paulie puts lye in Eddie's coffee. Then he and Charlie casually walk away from Greenwich Village.






SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK

by Greenwich Village Native Daniel Bellino "Z"

RECIPES STEAK PIZZAIOLA alla EDDY

BEDBUG EDDIE'S CALAMARI

PASTA FAZOOL

LASAGNA

SUNDAY SAUCE

FRITTATA MEATBALLS MARINARA

And More ...





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