My Grandfather FILLIPO BELLINO
New York , New York 1904
Uncle Tony and Nonna Giuseppina
LODI , NEW JERSEY
RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA
THREE GREAT BAROLO PRODUCERS
ELIO GRASSO , CAVALLOTTO , and ANDREA OBERTO
I had another tasty Barolo last night. Just one of so many hundreds over the years. Yes another tasty Barolo, I just love it. The Barolo in question was a bottle of BAROLO ANDREA OBERTO 2012.. All I can say is that I just sat back and enjoyed this wine after work one night with my friend Peter Mosconi. It was Peter’s and he brought it to the table. I took a sip and wow, I was flabbergasted, this wine was absolutely awesome.
Drinking Barolo is always a special treat, and this time proved to be one of those extra specail ones, for sometimes the experience is good, at other time disappointing, and as with this night and this particular Barolo, the Andrea Oberto Vintage 2012, everything was just great, and just about as good as it gets, the Barolo was absolutely perfect and as I told Peter, you can buy a much more expensive Barolo, like one from Giaccomo Conterno or one of the Mascarello’s, or similar high-priced Barolo and now matter if you spent $300 or $500 or whatever price you paid, it wouldn’t matter, the Barolo could not be better than the one we were drinking tonight (Monday June 26, 2017) at Monte’s Trattoria, there could be no Barolo better than this, for this particular Barolo (Andrea Oberto Barolo 2012) was absolutely perfect. It was a Text Book Barolo and perfectly in balance which says it all. It was full of flavor, the classic Barolo flavors, like ; Cherry Fruit flavors with some nice full Dark Chocolate notes, a twinge of Tar, Truffles, and Violets. This Barolo had the right amount of weight to it, with correct acid, tannin, and everything you expect from a great Barolo, it was all there. Well I don’t want to go on and on on this that and everything, but quite simply the wine was I must say again, perfect and as good as it gets, and was purely a Joy to Drink.
FABIO OBERTO and His DAD ANREA OBERTO
Enjoying some of their Fine BAROLO …
When Italian-Americans Cook
My INSTAGRAM @danielBellinoZwicke on May 30 MEMORIAL DAY 2017 .. Posted here is a remembrance of the great GREG ALLMAN of The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND or sadly passed away the other day at the age of 69 … Greg Allman both part of the Country Rock Band The Allman Brothers and as a solo artist was a giant in the world of music. Being married to CHER at one point in his life didn’t hurt his popularity. But apart from that, I have been a huge fan of Greg’s his brother Duane Allman who died much too young (age 27), and their band ; The Allman Brothers … Greg & Duane Allman were pioneers of what would become to be know as Country Rock … The Alman Borthers Band is also a member of The ROCK & ROLL Hall of Fame … Anyway I was fortunate to see the Allman Brothers Band perform live twice, along with having the great pleasure to meet and shake Greg Allman ‘s hand one day when my friends and I were hanging out one night at the former New York souther foods restaurant Jezebel in Hells Kitchen. My Friends and I were having cocktails when we looked up to see none other then Mr. Greg Allman playing Jezebels Baby Grande Piano and sing Sweet Melissa unplugged. Greg also treated us to two more tunes that night and was so gracious as to get up from his table to shake our hands as we walked by his table and I waved to him as a way of saying thanks, Greg jumped up and extended his hand to shake mine. Wow, now that’s a gentleman. We will Miss You Mr. Greg Allman. Thanks for all the great music from; you, your Brother Duane and The Band. We’ll miss you. Daniel .
One of My FAVORITE ALBUMS EVER !!!
The ALLMAN BROTHERS LIVE at THE FILMORE EAST
Love the Way DUANE is CRACKING UP on The COVER
RIP DUANE ALLMAN .. RIP GREG ALLMAN and GOD BLESS
Also pictured here are pictures taken at my cousin Joe Macari’s vineyard Macari Vineyards in Mattituk, NY on the North Fork of Long Island. Pictured are a Black Pig, FABIO The BULL, some Cow and a Horse, a local Beach, ME, friend James Starace, and cousin Joe Macari, and some Macari Rose.
You see the video of My Cousin Joe Macari pouring us a Barrel Sample of his 2015 Malbec from Barrel … The wine is Friggin Awesome! “I kid you not.” My buddy Jimmy Starace and his wife Tanya went Nuts for it. It was that good. One of the best wines I’ve had all year, if not the best. And I’m not just saying it because Joe is my cousin. Joe, his son Joey, wife Alexandra, daughter Gabriella, and the whole family are very dedicated to make great quality wine. And they do. And I’m not just saying it because Joe is my cousin. If he didn’t make great wine, I just wouldn’t say anything. But with the fact that the Macari’s do make dam good wine, yes I will toot My Horn. Nuff said.
Also pictured is a picture I took at my local Supermarket in Greenwich Village of a jar of RAO’S MARINARA SAUCE and a picture of MARIO BATALI ‘S pasta sauce. I snapped the shot and posted it on Instagram with the Question, RAOS or MARIOS . with the answer of “NEITHER” !!! “I’d rather make My own SUNDAY SAUCE with the recipes in my book Sunday Sauce , WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK .. Basta !
by ME !!!
Nuff Said !
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I’m Quite Proud of This Fact and would like to publicly Thank All My FANS out there ..
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