Sunday, November 5, 2017
Sunday, September 25, 2016
took My Thumb Charlie !!! I didn't want to Give The Poor Bastard Up but It was My Life Man!!!!" In an Italian neighborhood of Greenwich Village, cousins Charlie, a maître d' with aspirations of someday owning his own restaurant, and Paulie, a schemer who works as a waiter, have expensive tastes but not much money. Paulie gets caught skimming checks, and he and Charlie are both fired. Now out of work and in debt, Charlie must find another way to pay his alimony, support his pregnant girlfriend Diane, and try to buy a restaurant. Paulie comes to Charlie with a "can't-miss" robbery, involving a large amount of cash in the safe of a local business. Charlie reluctantly agrees to participate, and they manage to crack the safe with help from an accomplice, Barney, a clock repairman and locksmith. But things go sour, resulting in the accidental death of police officer Bunky Ritter, who had been secretly taping "Bed Bug" Eddie Grant. Charlie soon learns that the money they stole belongs to Eddie. The mob figures out that Paulie is involved, and not even his Uncle Pete, part of Eddie's crew, can help him. One of Paulie's thumbs is severed as punishment. Diane leaves Charlie and takes his money to support their unborn child, while Paulie is forced to work as a waiter for Eddie. He gives the mob Barney's name but initially refuses to identify Charlie as the third man involved. However, under pressure, he is forced to rat on his cousin. Barney leaves town and Charlie mails him his cut of the loot. And when Charlie makes $20,000 on a horse, things begin to look up. Charlie prepares for a showdown with Eddie, armed with a copy of the tape that the police officer made. But at the last moment, Paulie puts lye in Eddie's coffee. Then he and Charlie casually walk away from Greenwich Village. CAST: Mickey Rourke as Charlie Eric Roberts as Paulie Daryl Hannah as Diane Kenneth McMillan as Barney Burt Young as Eddie Grant Jack Kehoe as Walter "Bunky" Ritter Geraldine Page as Mrs. Ritter
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Excerpted from Daniel Bellino's newest forthcoming cookbook ; Mangia Italiano
Ingredients: 4 large, full-size artichokes 1 lemon, halved
1 3⁄4 cups dried breadcrumbs
1 cup grated pecorino
1⁄3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 tsp. kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
10 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
Using a serrated knife, cut off artichoke stems to create a flat bottom. Cut top quarter off artichokes, pull off tough outermost leaves, and trim tips of leaves with kitchen shears.
Fill a large pot with water and 2 tablespoons of salt and bring to the boil. Put artichokes in the pot. Once the water comes to the boil, cook the artichokes in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove artichokes from water and set aside.
Open artichoke leaves with your thumbs to make room for stuffing; set aside. Heat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine garlic, breadcrumbs, 3⁄4 cup pecorino, parsley, salt, pepper, half the olive oil, and 6 tablespoons of water.
Take each artichoke and spread leaves apart in order to fill with breadcrumb stuffing. Working with one artichoke at a time over bowl, sprinkle one-quarter of breadcrumb mixture over each artichoke and work it in between leaves.
Once all the artichokes are filled with the bread stuffing, transfer the stuffed artichoke to a shallow baking dish. Drizzle each artichoke with 1-tablespoon oil. Pour in boiling water to a depth of 1" ..
Cover pan and artichokes with foil. Bake Artichokes until a knife easily slides into the base of an artichoke, about 35- 40 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle tops with remaining cheese. Turn heat up to 400 degrees and bake for 8 minutes more.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
JERSEY SHORE CRAB SAUCE
Monday, July 4, 2016
"Vinnie don't put to many Onions in The SAUCE"
Big Paulie (Paul Sorvino) warns Vinnie (Charlie Scorsese) in son Martin Scorsese & Nicholas Pileggi's GOODFELLAS ...
aka SUNDAY SAUCE
Gravy? Some call it Sunday Sauce, or Sunday Gravy. Whether you cal it Gravy or Sunday Sauce, this dish eaten every Sunday by a million Italian families across America is the Supreme Dish of Italian-America .. The dish stems from the famed Neapolitan sauce known as Ragu Neapolitan in it's native city Napoli (Naples) in Italy ... This famous Neapolitan Ragu varies in it's preparation from neighborhood to neighborhood in Napoli as well as family to family in this capital city of Campania as well as Sicily and all over the United States with Italian-American families in Brooklyn, New York, New Jersey, Boston, Providence RI, Baltimore, New Orleans, and all over the country.
Yes, in America, some families call it Gravy and others Sunday Sauce, Ragu Neapolitan or simply Ragu in Napoli. And in America some families eat the entire sauce with the meats on a plate with maccherroni (short Pasta) while others do as they do in Naples and eat some of the Sauce without the meat with maccheroni as one course and after the eat the pasta with sauce they'll have the main course eating a little bit of each type of meat in the ragu along with some greens or boiled potatoes .. No matter how you like to eat the dish with the meats and pasta toghether or in two courses, this dish is always a tasty succulent treat that everyone loves .. Get some nice Italian Wine, put on some Sinatra, and all will be good in your world. Enjoy, be well and God Bless...
"Mangia la Pasta"
The meats inside any given Neapolitan Ragu or Sunday Gravy will vary depending upon who is making the sauce and their family's recipe .. Many Italian-Americans make it with; Suasage, Meatballs, & Braciole, others may make it with just Meatballs & Sausages, and some will make it with Meatballs, Sausages, & Pork Spareribs .. You can also put in chicken thighs, Pig Skin Braciole (Coteca), beef or pork neck and other various meats.
Rigatoni e Ragu
"Always a Prized Item of the Italian-American Table"
GRANDMA BELLINO'S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
by Daniel Bellino Z
Sophia Loren making Neapolitan Ragu
aka Sunday Sauce
Recipe in Daniel Bellino-Zwicke 's SUNDAY SAUCE
available in Paperback and Kindle on AMAZON.com