Frank Sinatra at GILLY’S New York
With Daughters NANCY (L) and TINA SINATRA
One of Frank’s favorite spots when in New York was owned by one of his closest friends (and Bodyguard) Gilly Rizzo .. Jilly’s served Chinese Food and Franks’s favorite was their Chicken Chowmein ..
Frank threw many parties there, eating, drinking, telling stories and what-not.
Frank Sinatra Out on The Town
With ED SULLIVAN and Other Friends
The SINATRA COOKBOOK
NONNA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK
aka The SINATRA COOKBOOK
LERCARA FRIDDI – SICILY
FRANK MARTY DOLLY & DANNY
Frank Sinatra’s father was born and raised in the town of Lercara Friddi, Sicily, about 45 minutes south of the Sicilian capital of Palermo. Frank’s father Saverio Martino Sinatra immigrated to New York City with his mother in 1903. His father FRancesco Sinatra was already living there and working in a pencil factory.
Frank Sinatra’s mother Dortea (Dolly) Gravante was born in Lumarzo, Italy, a small town near Genoa. She was born the day after Christmas, December 1897. Her family immigrated to America when she was just and infant.
Dolly and Marty Senatra met and married in 1913. There only child Frank Sinatra was born December 12, 1915. The rest is history.
Of Frank Sinatra’s two parents Dolly and Martino, they both cooked, but Marty was the better cook of the two, and often cooked dinner for his wife and child, and himself. Martino learned to cook from his mother and aunts who were all Sicilian, and Martino cooked most Sicilian dishes like, Caponata, Pasta con Sarde, and Baked Ziti with Meatballs.
Italian-American author Daniel Bellino Z’s maternal grandparents, Giuseppina Salemi and Fillipo Bellino were both born in Lercara Friddi, Sicily, the same town that Frank Sinatra’s father comes from. The women in Danie’s family were wonderful cooks, including Daniel’s Aunt Fran, Wanda, and Aunt Helen, an his mother’s mother Giuseppina, the woman named in his cookbook
Granma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook, “Recipes from My Sicilian Nonna” This cookbook is the closest we get to a Frank Sinatra Cookbook, and so some people have refered to it
To Cook and Eat like Frank Sinatra, Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook is the closest cookbook that comes clost to the recipes of dishes that Frank Sinatra ate, growing up in Hoboken, New Jersey. It’s available on Amazon.com …
MARTINO & DOLLY SINATRA
DOLLY FRANK & MARTINO SINATRA
Hoboken, New Jersey
FRANK & DOLLY SINATRA
Frank Sinatra, both the greatest singer and greatest entertainer of the 20th Century. No question. Sinatra was a legendary icon whose star still shines bright. He was a musical icon, celebrity, international personality, and to millions of Italian-Americans he was our own, a paisan. Frank was an Italian-American whose ancestry is from Genoa on his mother’s side of the family and Sicilian on his father’s side. And being Italian, Frank loved the food he grew up with, Dolly made a mean Marianara Sauce as well as Meatballs and the all-time Italian-American favorite Sunday Sauce (aka Gravy). Frank loved the food of his childhood; the Spaghetti & Meatballs, Stuffed Artichokes, Pasta Fazool, Frittata, Eggplant Parmigiana and all the usual suspects of the Italian-American table. It’s a well known fact that Frank’s favorite restaurant was Patsy’s on 56th Street in New York … When Frank went to Patsy’s his favorite dishes were Calms Posillipo and Veal Milanese with a nice plate of Spaghetti Pomodoro in-between, and maybe a slice of Cheesecake to finish if Frank was in the mood.
FRANK and AVA
FRANK’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT
Patsy’s 56th Street, NEW YORK, NY
VEAL MILANESE and CLAMS POSILLIPO .. Two of FRANK’S Favorites
“One of FRANK’S FAVORITES” !
SICILIAN FOOD RECIPES
FROM LERCARA FRIDDI
The SAME TOWN as The SINATRA FAMILY
GRANDMA BELLINO’S COOKBOOK
The CLOSEST THING to a SINATRA COOKBOOK
With RECIPES FROM SINATRA’S HOME TOWN in SICILY
SOUPS – PASTA _ EGGPLANT – ARTICHOKES & MORE
All of FRANK SINATRA’S FAVORITE ITALIAN FOODS
Frank tosses the Spaghetti
Dean Martin with Frank as Sammy Davis Jr pours Frank a Jack Daniels
Frank Sinatra dines with Marylyn Monroe
Frank Sinatra with Lauren Bacall at 21 Club , NEW YORK
Frank Sinatra ‘s Egg Sandwiches
Frank Eats a Donut
GINO’S on Lexington Avenue was a Sinatra favorite ..
A waiter and the famed Zebra Wallpaper of Gino’s ..
GINO’S “SECRTE SAUCE” SALSA SEGRETO –
One of Frank’s favorite Bars
PJ CLARKES – Fine Art Print
Learn How to Make SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA
And SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS alla SINATRA
Recipes in SUNDAY SAUCE by Daniel Bellino
SPAGHETTI & METBALLS
VISITING NEW YORK NEW YORK
FLIGHTS & HOTELS