Wednesday, August 31, 2022

How to Make SICILIAN EGGPLANT CAPONATA - Recipe

 



CAPNONATA


Caponata is a Sicilian dish consisting of chopped fried aubergine and other vegetables, seasoned with olive oil, tomato sauce, celery, olives, and capers, in an agrodolce sauce. Numerous local variants exist concerning the ingredients, by adding carrots, bell peppers, potatoes, pine nuts, and raisins.





RECIPE:


Ingredients :

2 large Eggplants, washed and cut into ¾” cubes

½ cup olive oil

2 medium Onions, cut into ¼” dice

1 small Red Pepper and 1 Yellow Pepper

Cut into ½” dice

2 Celery stalks, ¼” dice

¼ raisons, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes

1 ½ cups Tomato Sauce

6 tablespoons sugar

6 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

2 teaspoons Salt

3 teaspoons black pepper

3 tablespoons of Capers


Preparation :

Sauté the peppers in a large pot with ½ of the olive oil for 10 minutes.

Add the onions and sauté over low heat for 15 minutes.

Add the celery and tomato sauce and continue simmering. 

While the other ingredients are simmering, brown the Eggplant 

in several batches in a large frying pan with remaining olive oil. 

Add the browned Eggplant, sugar, and vinegar to the pot and simmer for

12 minutes over very low heat. 

Cool and serve on its own, as a topping for Crostini, as part of an Antipasto

Misto.






RECIPES From MY SICILIAN NONNA

DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE






Monday, August 29, 2022

Fire at PJ Clarkes New York NYC

 




PJ CLARKE'S

NEW YORK

by Bellino





NEW YORK - August 28, 2022  "Fire at PJ Clarke's "


Yes there was a fire at PJ Clarke's, the famed Old New York Bar and eatery on 3rd Avenue at East 55th Street.

The good news is that nonone was hurt, and there was very little damage. If PJ Clarke's had burned down, this would have been very devestating news for those of us who truly love this wonderfule Old New York Institution, and would be crushed if it was gone, and we'd be unable to go there any longer.

Though PL Clarke's has lost much of its charm in the past few years, when many more people than is usual have discover the place, and it has become overly crowded, in comparison to years past, when yoy would go in the back room, and it was not overly packed with way too many people. It was much more enjoyable.  Anyway, Thank God it is still there, we can see it, and go there, hopefully when it is not overly crowded, in which case the great vibe of the place is ruined, ever since the actor Timothy Hutton became a partner. My advice, is not to go for dinner when it gets way too crowded for comfort. Go for lunch, and sit in the back room, order a Burger and your beverage of choice, and relax.

Note :  Yes PJ Clarke's was the late great Frank Sinatra's favorite bar. Whenever in New York Frank would stop in. The great songwriter Johnny Mercer was a frequent patron of the establishment, and even wrote a song of which PJ Clarke's is the inspiration and setting of the song. The son is One For My Baby, and is one of Frank Sinatra's all-time greates saloon songs, as Frank woulds say, "Est em up Joe."

Jackie Kennedy was a fan of PJ Clarke's and often brought her two children Joh F. Kennedy Jr., and Caroline Kennedy there for the famosu PJ Clarke Burgers. Yes, many celebrites have eaten at PJ Clarke's pver the years, including the great singer Nat King Cole who called the burger at PJ Clarke's, "The Caddillac of Burgers."


Basta! 


Daniel Bellino Zwicke









OLD NEW YORK

PJ CLARKE'S

by Bellino

Canvas FINE ART








SUNDAY SAUCE

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Top 10 Favorite ITALIAN DISHES NY Recipes

 



The TOP 25 MOST POPULAR ITALIAN FOOD DISHES

In AMERICA



# 1



PIZZA 

PIZZA is # 1

MOST POPULAR ITALIAN FOOD in AMERICA



# 2



SPAGHETTI w/ TOMATO SAUCE is # 2

Or as they say in ITALY  "SPAGHETTI POMODORO"



# 3



SPAGHETTI with MEATBALLS is # 3

And Yes It is ITALIAN

And despite what some may Say "They Do EAT it in ITALY"

BASTA !!!

RECIPE  "Dolly Sinatra's SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS"




# 4



LASAGNA is # 4

Whether Like The LASAGNA BOLOGNESE in Picture Above

LASAGNA CARNEVALE From NAPOLI Below





Or CLASSIC MEATLESS LASAGNA with RICOTTA

MOZZARELLA  & TOMATO SAUCE

"AMERICAN'S LOVE THEIR LASAGNA"




# 5



SUNDAY SAUCE is # 5

"Some Call It GRAVY"

EVERYONE JUST LOVES IT

With MEATBALLS BRACIOLE SAUSAGES and Whatever Your NONNA Likes

BEST SUNDAY SAUCE RECIPE EVER !!!



# 6




FRIED CALAMARI is # 6





# 7



CHICKEN PARM is # 7

aka CHICKEN PARMIGIANA





# 8



CANNOLIS   # 8




# 9



ITALIAN COMBO  #  9

aka SUBMARINE SANDWICH



#  10




GABAGOOL !!!  # 10

aka CAPICOLLA

For ANTIPASTI & SANDWICHES

REAL ITALIANS LOVE IT !!!





TO BE CONTINUED  ....







SUNDAY SAUCE

RECIPES FOR ALL of THE MOST POPULAR

ITALIAN FOOD DISHES


























Wednesday, August 17, 2022

What to Do in NEW YORK CITY

 






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Saturday, August 6, 2022

How to Make Chicken Parm Recipe

 




CHICKEN PARM








GIANNI MAKES CHICKEN PARM

With BREADED FRIED CHICKEN CUTLETS








SUNDAY SAUCE

alla CLEMENZA

CHICKEN PARM RECIPE

And MORE ...






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FLYING ALL OVER THE WORLD







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Thursday, August 4, 2022

How to Make Spicy Penne Vodka Sauce Recipe

 



MACCHERONI with SPICY VODKA SAUCE

alla CARBONE

NEW YORK CITY



Carbone, the uber trendy Italian Red Sauce Joint in New York's Greenwich Village draws quite a crowd of celebrities (Beyonce, Jay Z, Madonna), and movers and shakers in Fashion, Music, Financial, and Entertainment businesses. They are famous for their Veal Parmigiana, and other dishes, including their quite famous Maccheroni with Spicy Vodka Sauce. Want to Make it? The recipe follows. Enjoy!



MACCHERONI with SPICY VODKA SAUCE


RECIPE :

1 small Onion, peeled and very finely diced
1 clove of Garlic, peeled and minced fine
3 tablespoons Butter
1 smal can Tomato Paste
2 tablespoons Calabrian Chili Paste, or (Sriracha may be substituted)
6 tablespoons Vodka
3/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 teaspoon each of Salt and ground Black Pepper

3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1 pound Penne or other short Imported Italian Maccheroni Pasta (Rigatoni)


1.   Add half the butter, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook 3 minutes on low heat. Add the tomato paste and Simmer on low for 20 minutes.

2.  Add Vodka to  a seperate pan and cook for 3 minutes on high heat.

3.   Add the Chili Paste and Heavy Cream to pan with the Tomato Sauce.

4.  Cook on medium heat for 6 minutes.

5.  Cook the pasta in boing salted water for 10 minutes

6.   Drain the pasta in a colander.  Return the pasta back to the pot it cooked in.

 7.   Add remaining Butter to the pasta and mix. Add the Vodka Sauce and mix. 

8.  Add half the grated cheese and mix the pasta.

9.  Portion on plates in equal protions. Serve with grated cheese & Red Pepper Flakes on the side.






FAVORITE ITALIAN DISHES

And SECRET RECIPES






Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The New GODFATHER COOKBOOK CLemenza Recipes

 



SUNDAY SAUCE

The Unofficial GODFATHER COOKBOOK

Learn How to Make SUNDAY SAUCE alla CLEMENZA

ITALIAN-AMERICAN GRAVY

PASTA - MEATBALLS and Much More




SUNDAY SAUCE

by Daniel Bellino "Z"




"Come here kid, lem-me show you something.You never know when you're gonna have to cook for 20 guys some day." Pete Clemenza says to Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. It's one of the most famed movie scenes in history, and of great importance to Italian-Americans. Clemenza is making "Gravy" aka Sunday Sauce, the Supreme Dish of Italian-America, and the dish that brings Italian Families together each and every Sunday. Learn How to Make Clemenza's Sunday Sauce, Meatballs, Pasta Fazool, Momma DiMaggio's Gravy, Goodfellas Sauce, and all of the great favorites of The Italian American Table. 

Cook Sinatra's Spaghetti & Meatballs, Italian Wedding Soup and more, and delight in the many stories and factual information written by Italian Food & Wine Writer Daniel Bellino Zwicke. This book is filled with Joy & Love, and you will get many years of both, reading, cooking and eating the dishes in SUNDAY SAUCE "When Italian-Americans Eat".Do you Love Goodfellas, The Godfather, and Italian Food? Of course you do. Learn How to make Clemenza's Brooklyn Mob War Sauce for 20 people some day. Remember that scene in Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo classic Film Trilogy of the Corleone Family of Sicily and Brooklyn, New York. Recipes in Italian-American New York Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke's Best Selling Cookbook (2 Years Amazon Kindle) 

SUNDAY SAUCE include; Frank Sinatra Sunday Sauce, Dolly Sinatra's Spaghetti Meatballs, Joe DiMaggio 's mom's Sunday Gravy, and Charlie Scorsese making Sauce in Prison in Martin Scorsese's GOODFELLAS - starring; Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesce, and Ray Liotta making Veal & Peppers and Sunday Sauce. And by-the-way, Joe Pesci and Liotta are both Italians from New Jersey, so they know their stuff when it comes to Italian Food and all things Italian (Mafia speak and so-forth). 




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CLEMENZA (Richard Castellano) Teaches MICHAEL (Al Pacino)

HOW to MAKE SUNDAY SAUCE






Spaghetti Meatballs Sunday Sauce w/ Sausages Abruzzese Recipe

 

 



PASTA with MEATBALLS & SAUSAGE

aka SUNDAY SAUCE















MARIA'S CALBRESE PASTA with MEATBALLS







SUNDAY SAUCE

by DANIEL BELLINO "Z"