The Publication of Grandma Bellino ‘s Italian Cookbook

Publication of GRANDMA BELLINO ‘S ITALIAN COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN GRANDMOTHER

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Available on Amazon Kindle .. Available in paperback July 31, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen, Hello! I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book, Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook  –  Recipes From My Sicilian Grandmother ..  It is now out and available on Amazon Kindle, and will be available next week in Paperback , publication Friday July 31, 2015  .. It’s been a labor of love to get this one out. Well, they’re (my books) all a labor of love, and this one is no exception. The book is comprised of recipes from my Sicilian Grandmother Giuseppina Bellino who left Lercara Friddi Sicily with her husband Philipo (my maternal Grandfather) in 1904 for the shores of New York and a new a better life in America .. My maternal grandparents Philipo and Giuseppina settled in in the Yorkville section of Manhattan and lived and worked there for a few years before moving to the Italian enclave of Lodi, New Jersey where my grandfather Philipo set up a shoemaker shop on Main Street in Lodi .. My grandfather worked hard and he and his wife Giuseppina had five children; my mother Lucia, her sister Lilly, and their three brothers Frank, Tony, and James .. My grandfather worked hard, but never made much money .. Often times their low earnings reflected in the family meals which where heavy on Soups and Pasta, and not all that much meat or fish on its own, never-the-less the Bellino’s had a good healthy life .. My grandmother had wonderful recipes from back in Lercara Friddi, and she made friends in Lodi with women who came from Abruzzo, Napoli, Lazio, and Calabria and had regional recipes of their own. The ladies became friends and talked about and swapped the local recipes, so although this book is made mostly of Sicilian recipes from Giuseppina, there are Neapolitan recipes and one from Calabria, and Abruzzo as well. There are also recipes from Giuseppina’s offspring and grandchildren like myself, my cousin Tony and my sister Barbara. The dishes and recipes in this book are filled and come from love, and do hope that people will cook and enjoy this eclectic collection of Sicilian and other italian recipes, some that are popular and well known, along with others that are rarer and less well know, yet wonderful never-the-less. I sincerely hope you all enjoy Grandma Bellino’s Italian (Sicilian) Cookbook, the stories and recipes within.

Daniel

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The BELLINO ‘S

Fillipo, Lucia, Tony, Giuseppina 

My mother’s sister Lilly and Brothers James

and Frank are not in this picture.

Lodi, New Jersey

1941

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SUNDAY SAUCE 

WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK

by Daniel Bellino – Zwicke

 

 

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My Nonno

Fillipo Bellino

about 1900

 

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The COUNTRYSIDE

Outside Lercara Friddi

 

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The DUOMO

SANTA MARIA d’ NEVE

 

 

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The DUOMO

SANTA MARIA d’ NEVE

LERCARA FRIDDI

 

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Friends at Cafe Glamor

Lercara Friddi

 

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Un CANNOLO

At a Bakery in LERCARA FRIDDI

 

 

 

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Man in Lercara Friddi

2017

 

 

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PIAZZA ROMA

LERCARA FRIDDI

SICILIA

 

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Maria Salemi

 

 

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ANTICA FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO

PALERMO

The most famous place to eat in PALERMO. Signature Dish is PANE MILZA

which is a Sandwich made of Beef Spleen, Ricotta and Caciocavallo Cheese

on a Sesame Roll. The ARANCINI (Rice Balls) and PANELLE are great as well.

This place is a “MUST DO” when in Palermo.

 

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The “BIG GUY”

Cafe Glamor

Piazza del Duomo

LERCARA FRIDDI

 

 

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My SICILIAN HAT  , Vacation Journal , and a Wrapped ARANCINI

for Bus Ride from CANTANIA to PALERMO

at the CAFE by The BUS STATION in CATANIA

“They had tasty GELATO , Cannoli , and awesome ARANCINI at this Cafe.”

 

 

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MALANZANE PARMIGIANO

My first Lunch at VILLA DAFNE AGRITURISMO , ALIA , SICILY

 

 

 

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SOPHIA LOREN

 

 

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The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK

by Daniel Bellino “Z”

 

 

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PIAZZA SINATRA

AGRIGENTO

 

 

 

 

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