Best Selling Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
and Frank Sinatra
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA
ROOTS Are From LERCARA FRIDDI, SICILIA, ITALIA
Best Selling Cookbook author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke has some things in common with the late-great Francis Albert Sinatra and famed Mafia Kingpin Charles “Lucky” Lucciano … What? Their families all hail from the town Lercara Friddi, Sicily in the Provence of Palrermo in Italy … Lucciano was born there in 1897 and immigrated with his parents in 1907 to New York and the United States. Sinatra’s father Martino Sinatra was born in there in 1892 and his parents immigrated to New York in 1903 … Bellino’s maternal grandparents Josephina and Philipo Bellino were born in Lercara Friddi and immigrated to the United States to New York City in 1904, and later settled in the Italian Conclave of Lodi, New Jersey where Daniel’s grandfather set up a Shoemaker shop on Main Street … Take note that Sinatra’s grandfather was also a shoemaker in Lercara Friddi, and it is certain the these two grandfathers must have known each other in the small Sicilian town.
More on LERCARA FRIDDI
Founded in 1595 by local feudataries, it is on the slopes of Madore Hill, between the valleys of Fiumetorto and Platani rivers. In the past it was an important mining center, the only one in the province of Palermo where sulfur was excavated.
On December 25, 1893, eleven people were killed in the massacre Lercara Friddi During The Fasci Siciliani
uprising after a rally of peasants and sulfur miners That asked for the abolition of taxes and better working conditions.
Andrea Finocchiaro Aprile (1878-1964), politician
Mauro Picone (1885-1977), mathematician
Lucky Luciano (1897-1962), gangster
Pietro Scaglione (1906-1971), magistrate
Nicolo Nicolosi (1912-1986), football player and manager
Pietro Lo Forte (1920-2004), musician
Frédéric François (b. 1950), singer-songwriter
Daniel Bellino-Zwicke (b. 1958), cookbook author
GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
RECIPES From My SICILIAN GRANDMOTHER
Based on Sicilian Recipes from Daniel’s Maternal Nonna Giuseppina Bellino ..
The Recipes are mostly Sicilian as well as Neapolitan dishes from Giuseppina’s friends who hailed from Napoli, Salerno, and the surrounding cities and towns of Naples.
RECIPES : ARANCINI (Sicilian Rice Balls), CAPONATA, STUFFED ARTICHOKES, BRACIOLA, ZUPPA LENTICHE (Lentil Soup) SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS, PASTA LENTICHE, and More ….
CHARLES “LUCKY” LUCIANO
Charles “Lucky” Luciano, born Salvatore Lucania November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was an Italian-American mobster and Crime Boss. Luciano is considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States for the establishment of the first Commission. He was the first official boss of the modern Genovese crime family. He was, along with his associates instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States.
Luciano was tried and successfully convicted for compulsory prostitution in 1936 after years of investigation by District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey. Luciano was given a thirty-year prison sentence, but was allowed to live his life freely outside the United States when he struck a deal with the government during World War II while still imprisoned.
When Italian-Americans Cook
by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
SINATRA SUNDAY SAUCE
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