Friday, May 19, 2017

Gino Sorbillo Pizza Open in NEW YORK

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Zia Esterina Sorbillo Pizza,  112 Mulberry Street, Little Italy, New York




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Pizzaiolo Ernesto Making My Pizza



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My Pizza

SALAME



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This is the much larger Gino Sorbillo Pizzeria 334 Bowery that is
expected to open soon.




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GINO SORBILLO (L) and ????




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SUNDAY SAUCE


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MANGIA ITALIANO

COMING SOON !!!



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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Best Sicilian in New York ???




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Behind the Bar at NORMA GASTRONOMIA Sicilian Trattoria / Pizzeria

Espresso Machine, Berkel Meat Slicer, and Pizza Oven


Norma Gastronomia Siciliani is without question one of the best restaurants serving Sicilian Food in New York ... There aren't many, and Norma is not only among the best, it amy very well be the best .. These great feelings start the minute you walk through the door and you're greeted by the affable owner / chef Salvatore who is an absolute gem .. His Sicilian dishes featuring Arancini (Rice Balls), Caponata, Sicilian Pizza & Pasta, Grilled Octopus and Stuffed Artichokes are as good as it gets .. My friends Carolina and Silvio narrowed it down what we would eat with the help and suggestions of Chef Salvatore .. When are antipasti of Carciofi Ripieno, Arancini con Ragu, Caponata, and Arancini Norma arrived with some tasty Focaccia I could tell just be looking at the food that it would be just perfect .. My eyes did not deceive me, and we were all quite pleased with the tastiness and authenticity of the dishes. We ordered a bottle of Cerasuolo di Vittoria / Gulfi 2015, and we were quite happy campers. The wine was excellent and went well with all our dishes. For our second course we ordered Timballo di Anelletti, Lasagna, and Pasta con Sarde. All of these dishes were wonderful as well.
Our gracious host Salvatore, besides sending us a complimentary bowl of Eggplant Caponata, also sent us 3 tasty little Cannoli for dessert.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Norma. This cute little Sicilian Trattoria contains all 3 primary elements needed to make a great restaurant that it's customers will fall in love with. The place should have a nice warm / pleasing ambiance that invites you. Needless to say, but it must be said, the food has to be very good, and you should be treated with warm friendly attentive service from the staff. Norma Gastronomia on 3rd Avenue in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan provides all three, and in spades. It is a wonderful litle Sicilian restaurant that I wish very well, as I'm hoping to be going there for years to come, and you will too. It's that kind of place. Basta.



Daniel Bellino Zwicke



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Our tasty ANTIPASTI MISTI at NORMA

Arancini Ragu, Cariofi Ripieno, Caponata, Arancini Norma





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Our WINE

GULFI

CERASUOLO di VITTORIA 2015

30% FRAPATTO 70% NERO D'AVOLA

SICILIAN GRAPES

The wine was absolutely perfect with our lunch ...




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Timballo di Pasta con Sarde

at NORMA GASTRONOMIA SICILIANI

New York, NY




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Owner / Chef SALVATORE

with Me Carolina & Silvio
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A beautiful day in New York with friends.



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Grandma Bellino's Italian Cookbook

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA

by Daniel Bellino "Z"
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pizza Gino Sorbillo Comes to New York






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One of NAPOLI 'S Favorite PIZZERIAS
GINO SORBILLO
to OPEN in NEW YORK
but WHERE ???

Above picture GINO SORBILLOW on left ..


Supposedly Gino Sorbillo is planning to open several locations, the rumor goes, one in TIMES SQUARE, one at 334 BOWERY, and one around UNION SQUARE .. At this moment we're not really sure, just that SORBILLO is definitely opening a SORBILLO PIZZA in New York, and rumor has it that the Bowery location may open in late Spring 2017 or in the Summer if they don't make the Spring time line ..




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Outside GINO SORBILLO PIZZERIA, Napoli, ITALY




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Inside GINO SORBILLO NEW YORK

We believe this is The TIMES SQUARE Location





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SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK

by Daniel Bellino Zwicke






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A PIZZA From GINO SORBILLO NAPOLI



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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spaghetti Sauce alla Sinatra




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Frank Sinatra



"Dam, Frank looks Bad Ass in this picture!"






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SUNDAY SAUCE

LEARN HOW to Make Dolly Sinatra MEATBALLS

and SUNDAY SAUCE GRAVY alla SINATRA


WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK

AVAILABLE on AMAZON .com
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Food Maven MARTHA STEWART JINXED Pineda ???




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Martha Stewart at Yankee's Home Opener 2017

at YANKEE STEADIUM , Bronx, NEW YORK

DID MARTHA JINX PINEDA ???



  Blame the bad taste in Yankees fans’ mouths on the chef. Martha Stewart had one of the best seats in the house for Michael Pineda’s near-perfect game in the Yankees’ 8-1 rout of the Rays on Monday afternoon, watching from behind home plate as the righty went unblemished into the seventh inning. Just three minutes before Pineda delivered the fatal pitch to Evan Longoria, who broke up the bid for perfection with a double to left field, the TV icon tweeted an update on Pineda’s invincibility.


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This is the TWEET Many feel Jinxed Michael Pineda's bid for a PERFECT GAME
Jinxes aside, Stewart is no ignorant Yankees fan. When she was 10 and living outside New York City, Stewart babysat for the kids of Yankees legends Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra.
It seems they never taught her one of baseball’s cardinal rules: Let the perfect game do its own talking/tweeting.




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Poor Michael Pineda 's Bid for a PERFECT GAME was Jinxed by MARTHA STEWART




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The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
by DANIEL ZWICKE
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bellino on BRACIOLE





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BRACIOLE


  I still remember Mommy tying up the Braciole with cord as I watched fascinated by the act. Little did I realize how monumental these actions were in our world, the World of Italian-America, the food and the culture. Braciole is epic in our world, and Meatballs even more so, as well as Sausages, Pasta, Gravy, Espresso, and Cannoli, they are all quite dear to us. And little did I know then as a young boy of just five, I would write of these thing one day. I’d write of Spaghetti, Meatballs, Marinara, Mussels, Artichokes, Sausages, Sunday Sauce Gravy, and mommy making the Braciole and Meatbballs. She’d have the butcher cut her slices of beef top-round that she’d season with salt, pepper, Parsley, Pignoli, and Pecorino. Then she’d roll them up jelly-roll style and before tying them with a string she’d brown them in olive oil that would start the sauce she’d braise them in. I watched intently, and someday I’d make Braciole of my own. Mommy would make the Braciole and cook in the tomato sauce. More often than not she’d make a whole pot of Gravy (aka Sunday Sauce) with these Braciole, Sausages, and Meatballs. This Sunday Sauce Gravy was usually made on Sunday or possibly the night before and we’d have just Spaghetti & Meatballs from this pot of Gravy on Saturday night, saving the rest to eat the next day on Sunday with everything else; Maccheroni with Gravy, the Sausage, Meatballs, and Braciole. And what a wonderful day it would be eating Braciole, Gravy and all the rest.    Yes, I still remember Mommy making the Braciole she learned from her mom, my maternal grandmother Giuseppina Salemi Bellino who was born in Lercara Freddi, Sicily. Nonna Giuseppina learned to make Braciole and regional Sicilian dishes from her mom, my great-grandmother who was a Salemi, and that’s all I know of her. Yes, the Braciole recipe goes back to her and to Nonna Giuseppina, and then to my mother Lucia and then on to me and my sister Barbara, and brother Michael. That’s our story on Braciole. Basta!




 Excerpted from Daniel Bellino-Zwicke 's soon to be released MANGIA ITALIANO  ..  


      
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SUNDAY SAUCE

by DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE







WATCH PASQUALE Make BRACIOLE




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