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Showing posts with label Sinatra. Show all posts

Monday, January 25, 2016

Learn How to Make Italian Sunday Sauce Gravy

 
 
LEARN HOW TO MAKE SUNDAY SAUCE
alla CLEMENZA
ITALIAN GRAVY
 
 
1. GET A COPY of SUNDAY SAUCE
WHEN ITALIAN AMERICANS COOK
by DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE
 
CLEMENZA'S SUNDAY SAUCE RECIPE
Is In THERE .. IT'S AVAILABLE
on AMAZON.com .. Juts CLICK LINK ABOVE ..
"THAT'S STEP 1 .. FINITO !!!"
 
 
2. GO To YOUR LOCAL PORK STORE and or GROCERY STORE
For SAUSAGES, Ground Beef, Veal, Pork, etc., BRACIOLE,
OOLIVE OIL, TOMATOES, PASTA, etc..
 
 
 
3. ASSEMBLE INGREDIENTS, POTS and EVERYTHING
YOU NEED To MAKE The "SAUCE"
 
 
4.  SAUTE GARLIC & MINCED ONIONS in OLIVE In 
A LARGE POT.  ADD TOMATOES.
 
 
 
5.  BROWN BRACIOLE, THEN ADD To POT With TOMATOES ..
 
6.  IF USING PORK RIBS or PORK NECK, BROWN COMEPLETELY
THEN ADD TO POT With TOMATOES .. If NOT, SKIP THIS STEP.
 
 
7.  LET SAUCE With THE MEATS (Except MEATBALLS)
SIMMER At VERY LOW HEAT For 1 HOUR.
 
 
 
8.  BROWN SAUSAGES THEN ADD To SAUCE.
CONTINUE SIMMERING.
 
 
 
9.  AFTER YOU ADD The SAUSAGES TO SAUCE, MAKE THE MEATBALLS
by MIXING GROUND BEEF, PORK & VEAL with SALT, PEPPER, GARLIC,
FRESH PARSLEY, and GRATED CHEESE. FORM INTO MEATBALLS.
 
10.  PLACE MEATBALLS in a LIGHTLY OIL PAN and SLOWLY COOK in A
350  DEGREE OVEN For 15 MINUTES.
 
 
11.  REMOVE MEATBALLS FROM OVEN and PLACE in POT 
With SAUCE. The SAUCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SLOWLY COOKING 
With THE BRACIOLE and OTHER MEATS For 2 1/2 HOURS by Now.
 
YOU Will JUST COOK The MEATBALLS in THE SAUCE For 15 
MINUTES on VERY LOW HEAT. BE CAREFUL WHEN STIRRING NOT To BREAK MEATBALLS.
 
WHEN THE MEATBALLS HAVE COOKED In THE SAUCE
FOR 15 MINUTES, The "SAUCE" IS DONE.
 
12.  COOK RIGATONI or WHCICHEVER 
MACCHERONI YOU LIKE and SERVE
WITH THe "GRAVY"
 
PASS GRATED CHEESE
and
BUON APPETITO !!!
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE 
Is AVAILABLE in PAPERBACK
And KINDLE on AMAZON.com
 
 
 
 
 
MANGIA BENE !!!
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

ITALIAN HOT DOGS



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An Italian Hot Dog you want to know? What is it? Well it’s a Jersey thing, and you’re not gonna find them anywhere else other the in-and-around Newark, New Jersey and some of the towns surround it. Burgers and Hot Dogs are really big in Jersey and there once was a guy named James “Buff” Racioppi who first served this thing called the Italian Hot Dog. James and his Italian Buddy’s used to have many a card game in Newark’s 9th Ward way back when. One day Jimmy’s wife threw together something for her husband and card playing cronies to eat. She fried up some Sweet Bell Peppers, Potato, Onions, and Hot Dogs, and when everything was finished frying she put it all between some bread and served it to all the hungry card players. Well everyone just loved the sandwiches and whenever they played cards they begged for her to make the Italian Style Hot Dogs. These Hot Dogs were so popular and everyone just love them that Jimmy decide to open a little stand and sell them. You know the rest, the Italian Hot Dogs were a huge success and Jimmy Buffs Hot Dog empire was born (1932 in Newark, New Jersey). And oh by the way, Jimmy Buff Racioppi is the one who always gets credit for inventing this awesome culinary delight, but the real inventor was Jimmy’s wife Mrs. Racioppi.   My Dad used to take use to all the Diners, Hot Dog & Burger Joints around. We’d go to Jimmy Buffs maybe 3 or 4 times a year. My mom learned how to make these tasty Italian Hot Dogs and we’d have them at least once a month when we couldn’t make it down to Jimmy Buffs. My mom made them so good, they were just as good as Jimmy Buffs. Now you can make them too.


INGREDIENTS :

4 Hero Rolls
1 small Red Bell Pepper and one Green, seeded and sliced
2 medium Onions, peeled and sliced
8 best quality Hot Dogs
2 Idaho Potatoes, peeled and slice ¼” thick
Salt & Black Pepper
¼ cup Canola Oil

Place the potatoes in a small pot of water. Add 1 tablespoon Salt. 

Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes at the boil for 2 minutes. 

Turn heat off and drain the potatoes in a colander, shaking off as much water as possible.
Add 1/3 of the oil to a medium frying pan. Turn heat on to medium and add the Hot Dogs. 

Fry the Hot Dogs until they get golden brown and crunchy on all sides, about 8-10 minutes. Turn heat off and leave in pan covered with aluminum foil. Place the ¾ of the oil in a large frying pan and heat to high. 

Put the potatoes in the frying pan and season with a little salt & Black Pepper and fry the potatoes on high heat for 6 minutes. Add the Bell Pepper to the pan, turn down the heat and cook the peppers with the potatoes on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring as you cook. Add the onions, season with Salt & Black Pepper and cook the onions with the Peppers & Potatoes over low heat for 8 minutes.

Put the Hot Dogs in with the Peppers, Onions, Potatoes and cook on very low heat for 2 minutes. In the mean time, split the rolls in half but not all the way through, leaving a sort of hinge on one side of each roll. Place in the pan that the Hot Dogs cooked in, turn heat on to high and toast the rolls until they get a little crunchy.

Place two Hot Dogs on each roll and fill each roll with some of the Peppers, Onions, & Potatoes mixture. Serve to your buddy’s and enjoy. The HALF & HALF The half & half is even better that the regular Italian Hot Dog. To make one, instead of putting 2 Hot Dogs in each roll with the Peppers, Onions, & Potatoes, you cook up some Italian Sausages and put one Hot Dog and one Sausage Link into each roll with the Potato, Onions, and Peppers and you’re all set with a Italian Hot Dog Half & Half. You’re gonna Love It!



Excerptd From THE RAUGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK  by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke        




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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Recipe GINOS SECRET SAUCE






Is He Giving Away The SECRET ?

NOT !!!


SECRET SAUCE 


“SEGRETO”

    Tagliolini with Salsa Segreto. Secret Sauce? Shhhh!!! We lost our beloved Old-School Italian Red-Sauce Joint Gino’s of Lexington Avenue a couple years back. Gino’s opened in 1945 by Neapolitan Immigrant Gino Circicello, was a Gem of a Restaurant loved by its many loyal customers who kept the place packed and vibrant night-after-night, year-after-year. The place was perfect; Great Food and good wine at reasonable prices coupled with excellent service by friendly attentive waiters inside a homey comfy dining-room that everyone loved, from its cozy little Bar at the front of the restaurant, its Phone Booth (one of the last surviving in New York), and the famed Scalamandre Zebra Wallpaper that is as much a part of Gino’s as the tenured old waiters, the Phone Booth, and the popular Chicken Parmigiano.
    Among all the tasty pasta dishes, the Pasta with Salsa Segreta, (Segreto) “The Secret Sauce,” was a perennial favorite at Gino’s. All of Gino’s legendary clientele loved it. Some of the clients just happened to be, people like; Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Joe DiMaggio, to name a few of a large string of luminaries to grace Gino’s over the years. Gino’s had many wonderful dishes that were soul satisfy, unpretentious, and tasty as heck. They were all the usual suspects of Italian Red-Sauce Joints everywhere; from Baked Clams Oreganata, to Shrimp Cocktail, to Spaghetti With Clam Sauce, Lasagna, the famed Veal Pamigiano, “the entire menu.”     I used to go to Gino’s with my cousin Joe quite a bit. My sister Barbara came a couple times, as did my brother Michael. But it was usually me and Cousin Joe, and if anyone else was tagging along as well. Now I love my pasta as all good Italian-Americans do, but my cousin Joe? He had me beat. The guy loves his pasta, and wanted it practically every day. I believe we tried the Salsa Segreta (Secret Sauce) on our first trip there. I think with Tagliolini, but you can have it with Spaghetti, Rigatoni or whichever pasta you like. Well we loved it from the very first, and would get it every time we went. Often we’d get Baked Clams and Shrimp Cocktail to start, followed by a Half Portion each of Tagliolini with Salsa Segreto, and as our main we might split a Veal Milanese with a “Nice Bottle of Chianti.” We’d finish the meal with Espresso and a couple of Desserts, maybe a Tiramisu and a Chocolate Tartufo.

    So the Secret Sauce, what’s in it, you want to know? Yes I identified the Secret ingredients one day, I made it, and it tastes exactly the same, and that’s as tasty as can possibly be, a 10 out of 10, you can’t get any better. It’s quite simple and you’d be amazed, but that’s the essence of all Italian Cooking, simply tasty. The Secret of The Secret Sauce is, “I shouldn’t tell you but I will.” I should be charging you $100 just for this one recipe but I won’t. “I hope you know what a bargain you people are all getting; my Sunday Sauce, Clemenza’s Sunday Sauce, my Lentil Soup recipe, Marinara Sauce, my famed Bolognese and more. I’m getting robbed here!” But here you go, The Secret-Ingredients in the Secret Sauce from the former Gino’s Restaurant on Lexington Avenue across from Bloomingdales are  _ _ _ _ _ _ _  and  _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _  added to a simple tomato sauce. That’s it! Basta ! The Cat is out of the Bag. Enjoy! Are you Happy? “You better be!”


Excerpted from SUNDAY SAUCE by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

The RECIPE and "SECRET INGREDIENTS" 

For SALSA SEGRETA "GINO'S SECRET SAUCE are in SEGREO ITALIANO

by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke








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SEGRETO ITALIANO !

The FORMER GINO'S

On Lexington Avenue, New York, NY



NOW SADLY CLOSED









GINO'S Was A FAVORITE 
of
FRANK SINATRA 







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SUNDAY SAUCE

alla SINATRA
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CARBONE USED To Be ROCCO





CARBONE

USED TO BE ROCCO'S


















Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Carbone Going Corporate


CARBONE
and
The Former ROCCO'S SIGN

Thompson Street
GREENWICH VILLAGE
NEW YORK


The juggernaut, as the New York Times recently called then, The Torris Boys (Major Foods) is going corporate. "Watch Out Boys and Girls," that means exclusiveness, cachet, and overall cool factor goes down. Major expansion, they going corporate, McDonaldesque if you will. Well not quite, but you know what I mean. The so called Torrisi Boys, Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and partner Jeff Zalaznick who own and operate; Carbone, Parm (2 locations), Torrisi Italian Specialties, and ZZ plan on major expansion in the next couple of years with a large bakery/ restaurant downtown, that will partner with Melissa Weller and feature fresh baked; Bagels,Danish, Bear Claws, Challah Bread, yeast based and other baked goods. Jeff Zalaznick states, "It's going to be our version of Barney Greengrass."
     The partners whose Parm Restaurant on Mulberry Street next to their first place Torrisi Italian Specialties has been super successful from day one and quickly spawned a sister Parm at Yankee Stadium. The Torrisi Boys (Major Foods) plan on opening several more outposts of PARM all over New York, in; Battery Park, 2 in Brooklyn of which one be near to The Barclay's Center and another in Williamsburg, the Upper West Side and who knows where else? The New York Times says they plan on building Parm into a citywide Shake Shack style franchise. "Good Luck." Corporate, make a ton of money, but majorly lose cachet and so-called cool-factor. You can't have it all boys. They probably do.
    Most well-heeled New Yorkers hate chains a corporate conglomerates when it comes to restaurants. Many giant nation-wide food chains who've made it big in a large part of the country thought they'd come in to New York and knock-em-dead. Not! Discerning New Yorkers tend to like small independent restaurants, not corporate like Applebee's and Bennigans. When you see restaurants like Red Lobster and Olive Garden doing well around Times Square it's tourists and the less well healed New Yorkers going to them, the rest of us hate chain restaurants. 
    So it will remain to see what happens with Parm, Carbone and the now much smaller Major Foods (Torrisi Boys) empire. With a good number more Parm Outlets open, will the original loss it cachet and hot-factor? Who knows? Probably. And what of Carbone, the flagship of the corporation which has from day one and to this point (March 20, 2014) been uber-hot and still New York's Hottest Restaurant Ticket in Town? Time will tell, and ...


DBZ





PARM

Mulberry Street


Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin



FRANK & DEAN

NOW THAT'S COOL" !!!!











Saturday, December 21, 2013

BALLANTINE ALE NEW YORK


YOGI BERRA
NEW YORK YANKEES
HALL of FAMER
And
A
BALLENTINE BLAST




Ballatine Ale
Art






JASPER JOHNS
BALLENTINE ALE CANS
SCULPTOR






ERNEST HEMINGWAY
BALLENTINE ALE
In WORDS







BALLENTINE ALE BREWERY
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
On The PASSAIC RIVER












DUDE With BEER In CAR







READ ABout The DUDE
BEER & FOOD
The DUDE COOKS
With
GOT ANY KAHLUA?
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK






Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NO GARLIC For SINATRA


FRANK SINATRA




IF YOU COOK For FRANK SINATRA
"HOLD The GARLIC"
So says Sal Scognamillo Chef/Owner of PATSY'S
Frank Sinatra's Favorite Restaurant
Frank couldn't eat garlic. You could flavor a dish with garlic by cooking whole garlic cloves 
in olive oil to flavor the dish. Then you had to pull out each and every piece of garlic. Frank couldn't take it ..
His favorite dishes were; Clams Posillipo, Spaghetti Pomodoro, Veal Milanese, 
Sausage & Peppers, and Spaghetti & Meatballs of which PATSY'S makes "The Best In Town"

If you want to Eat Like SINATRA, check out Daniel Bellino-Zwicke's latest book
SUNDAY SAUCE "When Italian-American's Eat"  Along with all sorts of great Italian dishes, there's recipes for Dolly Sinatra Marinara, Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe from Franks Mom, and SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA ..



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SINATRA 'S FAVORITE RESTAURANT "PATSY'S" New York

FRANK'S ALL-TIME FAVORITE
PATSY'S West 56th STREET NEW YORK, NY
 
 
 
 
GINO'S LEXINGTON AVENUE
CLOSED 2010
SECRET SAUCE RECIPE
Is In 
Daniel Bellino Zwicke 's
New Book
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
 
 
PJ CLARKE'S
3 rd AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY
THE SETTING Of The SONG
"ONE FOR MY BABY"
 
"IT's a Quarter to 3"
"No One in The ROOM"
"Except You and Me" "So Set Em Up JOE"
"I Got a Little Story"
"I Think You Should Know"
 
 
 
 
21 CLUB
NEW YORK
 
21 BURGER
 
 
 
 
 
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
NEW YORK NY
 
 
 
FRANK'S FAVORITE Recipes For "SUNDAY SAUCE" MEATBALLS and "BOLOGNESE" Are in Daniel Bellino Zwicke's  "La TAVOLA"
And The ITALIAN CHRISTMAS "FEAST of The 7 FISH"
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE Has Arrived ! Learn How To MAKE Dolly Sinatra's Famed "SINATRA MARINARA SAUCE" and SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA ..  "It's In The BOOK
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

BEST MEATBALLS IN TOWN "NEW YORK TOWN"






The big question? Where to get the Best Meatballs in town, the town of New York City? I can easily answer that, and "It's Not The Meatball Shop" which no self-respecting Italian would be caught dead in. Not more than once anyway. Once to check it out. It's OK, but it's a rip-off and if you're looking for any kind of Italian feel, as the Big Boys would say "Fugg-etta-bout It!!!" The Meatball Shop is for non-Italians, those not fortunate to have a mother, Nonna, and Aunts that make Meatballs that would blows those of The Meatball Shop right out of the water. My Nonna, Aunt Fran, Aunt Helen, "the Best Meatballs you could ever wish to Imagine." But poor you if you're not Italian and you have to go to such a poor substitute as The Meatball Shop. If you really want great meatballs, The Best In New York as-a-matter-of-fact, go to where the late Great Frank Sinatra went, and head over to West 56th Street to Patsy's ... It was Frank Sinatra's all-time favorite. He ate there many times over the years. Patsy's is wonderful, with; great ambiance, real Italian American Food, The Best Meatballs in Town, and the spirit of one Francis Albert Sinatra, "Frank."






READ ABOUT 
ITALIAN-AMERICAN NEW YORK
FRANK SINATRA
adn HIS
FAVORITE FOOD
In 
Daniel Bellin-Zwicke's
"La TAVOLA"
Available on Amazon





"Yes PATSY'S Was My
All-Time FAVORITE Restaurant.
And if You Want to Make The Kind of Italian Food
That I Liked, Check Out La TAVOLA by One of My
Greatest Fans Daniel Bellino-Zwicke. Basta!"