My Instagram Saint Josephs Day 2017

 

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Author DANIEL BELLINO-ZWICKE on Instagram @DanielBellinoZwicke

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SAINT JOSEPHS DAY Dinner 2017 at CACIO VINO Restaurant in New York City.

Our SICILIAN-AMERICAN FOOD WINE & TRAVEL GROUP

Our Traditional SICLIAN MEAL for SAN GIUSEPPE :

MACCU ( Fava Bean Soup), SICILIAN PIZZA, Pasta con Sarde,

and PASTICCERIA SAN GIUSEPPE SFINCI

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In MEMORY of OUR DEAR FRIEND

VINCENT TITONTE

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John Turturro with Opera Singer Vincent Titone

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Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

and Vincent Titone

at a Sicilian American Group Dinner

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Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook

RECIPES FROM MY SCILIAN NONNA

by Daniel Bellino “Z”

Favorite Recipes of Sicilian Dishes

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My Latest Instagram Posts from BACK in THE DAY !!!

At My restaurant Venetian Wine Bar –  BAR CICHETTI

The FIRST VENETIAN WINE BAR Ever in The UNITED STATES

Created by Me and My Partner Tom Taraci

Pictured Above Left to Right

Me & My Kitchen Crew, Me & Frankie Rayder, 

My Buddy Raoul, Myself, and Matt Dillon

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Daniel Bellino’s Sicilian Cookbook

 

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 If you’re in the southern hemisphere get to the markets quickly before the spring ends and some crucial ingredients disappear. This dish is a classic Sicilian plate originating in the west of Sicily.  Late in the artichoke season throughout Italy, you will find fave beans being sold right next to artichokes, so it’s inevitable that they will find themselves in some recipes together. The further south you make your way in Italy you will see an increasing abundance of both artichokes and fave beans. The dish photographed above is from Trattoria Piccolo Napoli in Palermo A Slowfood listed restaurant specializing in seafood with a generous offering of vegetable antipasti and side dishes.
 You may know fave beans as broad beans where you come from. Once they are removed from their pods they need to have their skins removed. (This is not absolutely essential and certainly wasn’t done in the past when every little morsel counted.) The easiest way to remove the skin from each bean is to toss them into boiling water for half a minute. Remove and refresh under cold water. You will notice the skin wrinkle and lift off the bean, which then can be easily removed with a knife or your fingers. You can also make this with dried fave beans which will need soaking overnight. It’s not the same as the fresh experience but the flavor is unmistakable. It’s also ok to use frozen peas but remember to halve the weight indicated in this recipe (in Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook).
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FRITEDDI alla SICILIANA
aka
 

FRITELLI
RECIPE in GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN GRANDMOTHER
by DANIEL BELLINO Z
 
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FRANK SINATRA Eats !!!
 
Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner dine out at Patsy’s in New York.
Frank’s favorite restaurant. Frank Sinatra’s family, on his father’s side 
is from the Sicilian town of Lercara Friddi Sicily south of Palermo … Frank’s father
Severio Anthony Martino Sinatra was born in Lercara Friddi in 1892 and immigrated to
New York City in 1903 … The famed Mafia Kingpin Charles “Lucky” Luciano was also born 
in Lercara Friddi in 1897 … His family immigrated to The Lower east Side of New York 
when he was  just 9 years old … Best Selling Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke’s 
Maternal Grandparents Giuseppina & Phillipo Bellino were born and married 
in Lercara Friddi Sicily and immigrated to New York City in 1904 and later relocating
to the Italian conclave of Lodi, New Jersey where Phillipo opened a Shoemaker Shop 
on Main Street where they raised their 4 children Lillian, Frank, Anthony, and Daniel’s mother
Lucia … 
 
 
SALVATORE LUCIANO
aka
CHARLES “LUCKY” LUCIANO
Lercara Friddi, Sicilia
ITALY
 
 
MANGIA ITALIANO
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My Dads Cadillac

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1958 CADILLAC ELDORADO SEVILLE

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The 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville one of Harley J. Earl’s finest masterpieces, and was originally penned as a hardtop to incorporate many distinctive design details into the roof. And as Cadillac’s flagship model they were frighteningly expensive when new, hence just 855 Eldorado Sevilles were built for 1958. Equipped with Cadillac’s famous Tri-Power V-8, four-speed Hydra-Matic transmission, optional air ride suspension and every other power accessory imaginable in 1958; there are few cars that offer the same kind of turbine-smooth acceleration and luxurious ride that a 1958 Eldorado can.

This example is regarded as one of the finest, most correct and original Sevilles in existence. Discovered in 2011 from the estate of its second owner from new in Arizona, it was an unrestored car just out of almost 40 years in storage with 55,000 original miles, a beautiful original interior and faded original paint. What followed in the hands of its third owner was a painstaking and highly detailed restoration was carried out over a three-year period performed with the goal of preserving the cars incredible originality. The mechanical components were restored to as-new condition or better. The entire braking system is stainless steel sleeved, the engine is balanced and blueprinted with items such as bronze valve guides, hardened valve seats, and a fully ethanol compliant fuel system. The original optional air suspension has been completely rebuilt by the foremost Cadillac air suspension expert, with NOS or flawlessly restored components, and performs better than new.

The original Biscay Blue interior, including the carpet, was cleaned, detailed, and reinstalled and every piece of original chrome, stainless and gold anodized trim was restored at great expense to as-new condition, as were its factory original Sabre wheels. There are no reproduction trim, hardware or soft parts on this car. For example, every piece of the original grille was disassembled, wet-sanded until it was flawless, and then properly re-anodized and reassembled. All of the original gold emblems were treated the same way – as today’s reproductions are different in every detail, something unacceptable to the owner of this vehicle.

The exterior, having never had so much as a door ding, was stripped to bare metal and refinished in its original Argyle Blue color after having an exact color match prepared by Sikkens. The car has never had any rust and has the original sheet metal throughout. In total this meticulous, multi-year restoration consisted of over 2,500 labor hours to complete. Please pay close attention to the panel fit, the absolute flatness of the paint and every panel, and the integrity of the car in general. It was not a car restored for resale, it was a labor of love and restored to a level of appearance and function not often seen in 1950s Cadillacs due to the tremendous expense of doing so.

 

1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville

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