“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, Moma 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 of SUNDAY SAUCE “when Italian-Americans Eat”
PIZZA MAESTRO “DOM DeMARCO” And His DiFara Pizza Is Considered by Some as The BEST PIZZA In AMERICA … AVENUE J BROOKLYN NEW YORK
TripAdvisor makes a major Faux Pas when with their Top 10 Pizza Cities of U.S. The Faux Pas, TripAdvisor puts the “Undisputed Raining King of American Pizza 4th” and as if they are even more out of their minds rank San Diego # 1, Las Vegas # 2, Boston # 3, and The Champ New York # 4 … It doesn’t take much of a Genius to realize that this is one of the 21st Centuries biggest Media Blunders of all. So bad in fact, “It’s a Joke,” an absurdity that is beyond belief and has “Seriously Hurt TripAdvisor” and given them a major Credibility Issue. A business that is built on credibility and giving “Advise” as per their “Name,” TripAdvisor is in TROUBLE ..
Below: “THIS IS INSANITY” !!!
The Top 10 Cities for Pizza, as determined by TripAdvisor:
- San Diego, California
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Boston, Massachusetts
- New York City, New York
- Seattle, Washington
- Austin, Texas
- San Francisco, California
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Phoenix, Arizona
At issue here is not whether San Diego, Boston, and Las Vegas has better Pizza then New York and that they have bragging rights. “Hell No!” They don’t, anyone in their “Right-Mind” knows that no city can touch New York in their superiority as far as Pizza is concerned, New York is America’s undisputed Champ, we have some of the Best Pizza on Eart, and this include Italy. The only city that comes close to New York is New Haven, Connecticut, but even as great as New Haven and the towns pizza is, they are a distant second to New York, Chicago? Fougettabout IT! Chicago, that “Deep Dish Stuff” That’s NOT Pizza, it’s Deep Dish something, not Pizza. The balance is completely off to be called “real pizza.”
The issue here, with TripAdvisor’s Major Foul-Up is when you go to Tripadvisor for “Advise” on Hotels, Restaurants, and other travel related questions to determine what is the best, and for accurate descriptions, opinions, and ratings, “Is Tripadvisor accurrate and reliable? The answer is, “Sometimes,” just be careful and look to others like Yelp and articles and other info on places you are seeking accurate info and advice about. Don’t solely count on TripAdvisor. This “Pizza Debacle” is a major “blunder” and one that will take Tripadvisor a good long time to recover from.
Excerpt From Daneil Bellino Zwicke’s SUNDAY SAUCE
When a meal centered around a Sunday Sauce is announced, one can have visions of Blissful Ecstasy at thoughts of eating Pasta laden with Italian Sausages, Savory Meatballs, Beef Braciola, and succulent Pork Ribs. All this has been slowly simmered to culinary perfection. Yes just the thoughts can enrapture one into a Delightful Frenzy of the Most Blissful Feelings of smelling, seeing, and consuming all the ingredients, the Sausages, Meatballs and Gravy. Yes a Sunday Sauce can and does have such effects on one’s mind, body- and-soul. And, I do not want to sound prejudice, but this is pure fact, it is the Male of the Italian-American species who Love The Sunday Sauce in all its form, far more than the female sex. True! Meatballs too! And Italian-American men and boys Love and hold oh-so-dear, their Meatballs, Sunday Sauce, Sausage & Peppers, and Meatball Parm Sandwiches.
Sunday Sauce is excerpted from Daniel Bellino-Zwicke’s upcoming book “Sunday Sauce” Due for Release Novoember 2013 …
When a meal centered around a Sunday Sauce is announced, one can have visions of Blissful Ecstasy at thoughts of eating Pasta laden with Italian Sausages, Savory Meatballs, Beef Braciola, and succulent Pork Ribs. All this has been slowly simmered to culinary perfection. Yes just the thoughts can enrapture one into a Delightful Frenzy of the Most Blissful Feelings of smelling, seeing, and consuming all the ingredients, the Sausages, Meatballs and Gravy. Yes a Sunday Sauce can and does have such effects on one’s mind, body, and soul. And, I do not want to sound prejudice, but this is pure fact, it is the Male of the Italian-American species who Love The Sunday Sauce in all its form, far more than the female sex. True! Meatballs too! And Italian-American men and boys Love and hold oh-so-dare, their Meatballs, Sunday Sauce, Sausage & Peppers, and Meatball Parm Sandwiches.
The Sunday Sauce that my mother would make was with Meatballs and Beef Braciole. My memories are vivid watching my mother stuffing the Braciole with garlic, parsley, Pecorino Romano, and Pignoli Nuts, then tying the bundles with butchers cord to hold the Braciole together as they slowly simmered in the Gravy. Another fond memory was helping my mother roll and shape the Meatballs.
Learn How to Make Clemenza’s Meatball Sunday Sauce, Pasta Fazool, Henry’s Veal & Peppers, Dolly Scorsese’s Goodfellas Italian Meat Gravy. Mussels Marinara and much more in This Wonderful new Cookbook by Italian-American author Daniel Bellino ..
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JAMES BOND “SEAN CONNERY” WEARING A ROLEX “He Always Gets The Girls!”
A Good Watch. It’s something every man needs, but few have, well, percentage wise anyway.
I’m not talking about a Timex, or “God Forbid” one of those nasty looking Casio watches. A Rolex or Omega are the most popular top end standards, not everyone can afford to spend $3,00 for a Omega or $5,000 and up for a Rolex. If you can afford it, there is nothing like having a Rolex Submarine or GMT Master. The classic look of these two great watches is timeless. ONE look at the Submariner and you’ll notice it’s all business with classic yet simple design, that is “Timeless.” The Submariner is a sport watch but because of its timeless design can be worn with a suit for business or Tuxedo.
This watch made of the fine stainless-steel with a classic black face, black dial, and Mercedes style hands. It is waterproof to 300 meters and is powered by a World Class movement. Believe it or not, a Rolex at $5,000 is a bargain. Considering that there are watches on the market that go for $10,000, $20,000, $100,000 and even 1 Million Dollars, which as much is I love watches, feel that anything over $20,000 is absolutely insane. Obscene even. A Rolex will give you instant cache, no matter how rich the group you are amongst. So the the cache a $5,000 Rolex gives, even comparable to a $10,000 to $100,000 watches, the Rolex Submariner or GMT Master is a bargain.
So back to everyman needing a good watch and what one can afford to spend. As stated, if you can afford the Rolex, you’ve just got to get it. If you can’t afford the Rolex or Omega, you have other options as their are great watches available for $350, even less that have the look of watches cost $3,000, $5,000 or more. I bought a S. Coifman Dive Watch that can almost be put in the same league as the Submariner or GMT Master. My S. Coifman has the same top tier stainless steel, saphire crystal, and Swiss Movement as the Rolex watches. It is 100% Swiss made from a famed Swiss watch company that has been in business for some 150 years. This watch is practically every bit the equal to a Rolex from a quality and style point of view. The watch normally retails for $1,500, though much cheaper than the Rolex, it is total equal in terms of quality. I paid just $299 for the watch that looks every bit the part of a $3,000 plus timepiece.
If possible, if you decide you will buy and were a good quality time piece, the first step would be to get a great Dive watch, such as a Rolex or Omega if you’ve got that kind of cash? If not, and you can get your hands on something like my S. Coifman Diver for $500 or less. you can even get a Invicta Pro Diver for $200 or less that looks pretty much like a Submariner, and the quality is pretty good.
So you get a great looking Diver, your next step would be to get a beautiful looking classic style dress watch with a great Crocodile, Alligator, or fine Leather Strap. A company called Sturhling Original makes some amazing looking dress watches that look like $5,000 and $10,000 time pieces but can be had for $250 or less at Amazon. No Bull. It’s true, some of these Sturhling watches look just like $100,000 ones.
Men, get yourself a great watch, put on some Levis, a great shirt, good leather shoes and belt, and you are set. Add a good sport jacket and you’ll look like a Million Bucks. A lady killer.
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
ROLEX SUBMARINER “A TRUE CLASSIC” AND STATUS SYMBOL of LUXURY and SUCCESS
Daniel Craig Classically Sports a Tuxedo with ROLEX ….
LA TAVOLA by Daniel Bellino Zwicke, available August 2011 on AMAZON.com
Ever wonder what it would be like to have a book that could be described as A Year in Provence meets New York Italian America? Well that sort of explains La Tavola. A book about Italian-American Friends and Family in New York and the metropolitan area surrounding it. Where tables are filled with
Chianti, Antipasto, Pasta, Sausage, and Meatballs instead of Coq au Vin and Bouf Bourguignon, and the lush rural Sun-Soaked landscape of Provence in The South of France is replaced with Italian-American New Yorker’s in Brooklyn, Jersey, Manhattan, and Da Bronx, home to Dion and The Belmonts, Al Pacino, and Jake LaMotta.
The characters in La Tavola replace the French of A Year in Provence with Italian-Americans, Italian and Italian-American Food replace the French and French Food while Trattoria and Pork Stores are in place of the French by Butcher and Bistros. La Tavola is filled with many wonderful stories of life among the Italians of New York, with many antidotes and info on; who has the Best Sausages or Cannoli, which are the best Italian Restaurants, Caffes, and Italian Pastires. Including 30 Wonderful Recipes from Daniel and his Family. Enjoy!