Showing posts with label Italy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Italy. Show all posts

Friday, February 4, 2022

A Bit about FLorentine Steaks Bisteca Steak

 




BISTECA FIORENTINA

FLORENCE ITALY





FLORENTINE STEAK

TRATTORIA Dalle OSTE

FLORENCE ITALY





ANTHONY & DARIO



ANTHONY BOURDAIN Meets DARIO

The KING OF FLORENTINE STEAK

PANZANO, ITALY





A DAY With DARIO CECCHINI

PANZANO, ITALY



MACCELERIA DARIO





STEAK ITALIAN STYLE



SUNDAY SAUCE

COOK The PERFECT STEAK

ITALIAN STYLE  RECIPE






"WANT a GREAT BISTECCA" ???




"MAMMA'S GOT The BISTECA"

TRATTORIA PANDOMONIO

FLORENCE, ITALY





DARIO CECCHINI

The KING of The FLORENTINE STEAK



Dario Cecchini

The MAD BUTCHER of TUSCANY















Monday, October 11, 2021

Sophia Loren with Pizza

 




SOPHIA LOREN

with PIZZA

by Bellino










"I LOVE NY"

PIZZA  !!!!











POSITANO The AMALFI COAST 

COOKBOOK / TRAVEL GUIDE








The BEST of ITALY

PIZZA PASTA & VESPAS







Monday, May 24, 2021

Anthony Bourdain's New Travel Book

 


Anthony Bourdain 's New Book

WORLD TRAVEL

An Irreverent Guide



Anthony Bourdain revisits the world posthumously in his final book “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide,” released last week. 

Bourdain, who died by suicide in 2018, may have been best known for his love of street food. He preferred luxury hotels though, like the old Hollywood haunt. In Paris, there was L’Hotel, where he stayed in the suite where Oscar Wilde died.

“It’s really a collection of some of the places that he loved, remembered best and had specific recommendations for,” she said.

Plenty of places he loved didn’t make the cut, although it’s hard to say where he and Woolever might have traveled for research as their book took shape.

Tony loved Thailand,” He had one place in mind in northern Thailand that he wanted to include, but there really wasn’t enough to make a chapter.”

Indonesia was another example. Bourdain went to Indonesia several times, and he had really interesting experiences there,” she said. “But the most fruitful experiences he had were not easily replicable by someone going as a tourist or traveler.

Bourdain is quoted at the beginning of the chapter on Chicago : “This is one of the most awesome cities in the world. They do not f--- around in Chicago.”

He stays at the Four Seasons hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood. He visits the International Museum of Surgical Science nearby. He drinks at Old Town Ale House. He eats breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene’s in Bridgeport, and Italian beef at Johnnie’s in Elmwood Park.


Laurie Woolever (co-author) says, The idea was to do a multipart hot dog essay,” she said. “To get all of the hot dog opinions from our friends in Chicago who know what’s what when it comes to food. Then as the book developed, the rest of the essays were really kind of one person going on at more length about a topic. We went back to the most recent episode in Chicago, which was ‘Parts Unknown.’”

“Tony hit a few places with producer Steve Albini, who’s based in Chicago,” Woolever said. “So we said, let’s see what he has to say about Chicago. Talking to Steve, he had so much more to say than I expected.”

He expands beyond the realm of hot dogs: Original Soul Vegetarian (now known as Soul Veg City) for vegan macaroni and cheese, Amitabul for vegan Korean food, Harold’s for fried chicken, Hecky’s for barbecue chicken, Kuma’s for heavy metal burgers, La Pasadita for tacos de lengua, Irazu for Costa Rican food, Cafe Tola for empanadas, plus Nhu Lan and Ba Le for pho and banh mi.



Tony Bordain
"Contemplation"



A GREAT NEW BOOK on POSITANO 
The AMALFI COAST


POSITANO The AMALFI COAST
COOKBOOK / TRAVEL GUIDE



Positano The Amalfi Coast Cookbook - Travel Guide is like no other book that has been written on Positano, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast. It’s not just a travel guide. It’s a cookbook / travel guide with essays qne delightful stories of Positano, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast of Italy. The book is designed to educate, inform, and inspire the preparation of your trip to Positano, or anywhere on the Amalfi Coast and its surrounding area, an area that has unmatched beauty anywhere in the world, and one of the primary reasons that millions see a trip to Positano and the Amalfi Coast as the ultimate dream vacation and romantic local for the ultimate Honeymoon or the vacation of a lifetime. It’s also a book that makes you drea, and of dreams that come true.Bestselling Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke has crafted this book with stories, recipes, advice, and information on how to prepare for the most memorable vacation trip of your life, whether this is the 1st, second, third, or your tenth time going to this The Divine Coast of Amalfi, Capri, or Napoli. Daniel is no newcomer to the area. He made his first trip to Positano, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast of Italy way back in the Summer of 1985, and has been returning ever since. He has gained a wealth of knowledge of Naples, Capri, and The Amalfi Coast, of which he imparts his wisdom to the readers of this book through the travel guide information, and delightful stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. And as Daniel is a bestselling Italian Cookbook author he has included over 100 regional recipes of Naples, Positano, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast. The recipes that he’s gathered (written down) over 35 years, and has put down on paper within the walls of this book, in order for the reader to recreate their most cherished memories of dishes they’ve eaten in Naples, on Capri, at Da Vincenzo, Chez Black, or La Cambusa in Positano. Would you like to recreate that charming seafood lunch in the small fishing village of Cetara? You can. You will be able to cook the favorite dish you had on the coast, in Naples, on Capri. The recipes will educate you on the food of the region, nourish you and help you to relive those special memories back home.So if you’re looking to plan a trip to the Amalfi Coast, cook the food when you’re back home, and to be inspired by the food, the restaurants, hotels, Ancient Roman Ruins, the natural beauty, and warmth of the Italian people, this just might be the book for you. We hope that it is, and would love to tag along on your Special Journey, whether it’s in Positano, Capri, Sorrento, or anywhere in this stunningly beautiful area. “Adiamo” !!!

Note : There are no pictures in this book, just stories, recipes, and a wealth of information. But if you want Beautiful Pictures of Positano & The Amalfi Coast? We have created a Companion Website for this Book with Hundreds of Beautiful Pictures of Positano, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast @ Positano-Amalfi-Coast.com … Just Google “Positano Amalfi Coast Daniel Bellino

”Bio - Daniel Bellino Zwicke is the Bestselling author of 8 books. He has been a restaurant and Italian Wine Professional in New York for more than 35 years, and has been traveling back and forth to Italy just as long. His book Sunday Sauce was the # 1 Best Selling Italian Cookbook (on Amazon Kindle) for more than two years (also in Paperback). Along with being the Wine Director at Barbetta (NYC) and Maitre’d at Da Silvano (NYC), Daniel created America’s 1st ever Venetian Wine Bar “Bar Cichetti” in 1997, where he was the Chef, Wine Director, and managing partner. Daniel lives and writes in Greenwich Village, New York, NY, and is currently working on several new projects.





"The DUDE ABIDES"




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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Big Guns of Italian Wine in Town





Giuseppe Tasca D'Almerita and Daniel Bellino Zwicke, Vittorio Fiore with Marilisa Allegrini, and Angela Macullan at Winebow Tasting 2008



Some ot the "Big Guns" of ITALIAN WINE where in Town and at the Winebow Portfolio Tasting on September 16th & 17th. First-Off was Vittorio Fiore, one of the Greatest Italian Winemakers of this time or anytime. Vittorio was Show his renowned Super Tuscan Wine "Il Carbbonione"
Vittorio produces Il Carbbonione on his beautiful wine estate Podere Poggio Scalette high up in one of Greve's highest vineyards where you can see the whole Chianti Classico wine zone from this vantage point. It is a beautiful sight where I have been forunate on two occasions to spend time tasting wine with Vittorio and his sons while nibbling on the wonderful homemade Salami and Prosciutto that son and Vineyard Manager Jyuri Fiore makes with the help from great old friend "Dante." Dante is a wonderful old village farmer who knows how to make fantastic Salumi, among other things. He's a absolute gem!

Il Carbbonione is made of 100% Sangiovese. The 2004 vintage that Vittorio was pouring at the tasting was absolute perfection, strong but not too concentrated, exhibiting nice Black Cherry and earthiness in ,the mouth. Vittorio says it is one of his best vintage ever, "I agree completely."

Merilisa Allegrini (another Heavy Hitter) was on hand as well. Showing all the great Allegrini wines, including; La Grolla, La Poja, and thier 2003 Amarone, which as usual is one of the regions top producers of famed Amarone.

Giuseppe Tasca d' Almerita was present. Giuseppe and his family make one of Sicily's most famous and renowned wines "Rosso del Conte" Rosso del Conte is mad of 100% Nero d'Avola. This wine along with "Duca Enrico" is the greatest and most prestigious in all of Sicily. When tasted, I had a incrediable explosion of Ripe Red Fruit flavors in my mouth. The wine was phenominal, smooth, silky, and perfectly balance as Rosso del Conte usually is. This is one of Italy most consistenly wonderful primium wines. "Always Great!"


reported by Daniel Bellino Zwicke

Monday, June 23, 2008

Daniel Bellino Zwicke & Joe Macari Jr., Venice




Daniel Bellino Zwicke and cousin Joe Macari Jr. (right) enjoying a glass of Prosecco in a Wine Bar (Bacaro) in VENICE.