Publication of GRANDMA BELLINO ‘S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN GRANDMOTHER
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.
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
WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK
by Daniel Bellino – Zwicke
Outside Lercara Friddi
SANTA MARIA d’ NEVE
SANTA MARIA d’ NEVE
Friends at Cafe Glamor
At a Bakery in LERCARA FRIDDI
Man in Lercara Friddi
ANTICA FOCACCERIA S. FRANCESCO
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.
The “BIG GUY”
Piazza del Duomo
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.”
My first Lunch at VILLA DAFNE AGRITURISMO , ALIA , SICILY
The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK
by Daniel Bellino “Z”