Gino Sorbillo Pizza to Open in 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 beleive 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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The Perfect STEAK

 

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Best Burger in Town

 

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SHACK BURGER

at SHAKE SHACK

SCECRET SHACK BURGER RECIPE

NEW YORK CITY  

                                                                                                                 

This article was originally written and published by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke on January 16, 2012


     Yes Boys and girls, we’ve got a Steak’n Shake. In new York that is. Not that very many of you have ever been yearning or heard of it. The popular Mid-West Burger (Not Steaks) and Shake Joint. Well I guess they must be thousands of native Mid-Westerners living in New York who’ve been dying for one, I’m sure at least 98% of New Yorker’s ever heard of these guys. Until I saw them featured on a Food Show once, I’d never heard of them.

     Anyway, they opened on Broadway and 53rd Street the other day. Went up there today to check them out.  Was checking out SeriousEats Burgers when I saw the piece and was reminded of them. Since I was just about to finish up my ritualistic Sunday Morning Coffee at Once Upon a Tarte and was thinking about what I was going to do for lunch, here it was. I’d jump on the 1 Train and take it up to 50th Street and try me one of those Steak’n Shake Burgers. A Original Double’n Fires to be exact, as I read in the SeriousEats piece that this was one the thing to get, and for just $3.99, a nice Double Patty Cheeseburger with Lettuce Tomato and onions, along with some Hand-Cut Fries. Got a Coke to go with that. I’ll try a Shake on the next visit, along with their other signature Burger the 6 oz. Organic Beef Burger with Fries.

    So I get to the Steak’n Shake and I’m happy to see there is no line, and not crowded. Just 1 customer ahead of me. I get to the counter and am greater by a tall Pretty Girl. Wonder if she’s a Mid-Westerner? Well, she sure is pretty, and friendly to boot. I order my “Original” Double’n Fries and a Coke, and it comes to just a little over 6 Bucks. Not too bad for a Double Cheesebuger with Fies and a Coca-Cola to boot. And how will it taste. They say they’re good. I believe them, and I’ll find out soon enough. My buzzer lites up and vibrates, signaling that my order is ready. I get it.

     Pull it out of the bag. It looks pretty good. Guess what? It is, pretty Dam Good that is. I like it. Not the best in the World, but very good. The Fries are excellent, Fresh, Crispy, seasoned properly, cooked just right. Yummm, I love em. And as for the comparison to my own top, New York’s Best Burger (my Opinion and personal preference), it’s the other Shake in the name Burger Joint that for me is new York’s Best, and that’s Shake Shack. Well, Shake Shack’s # 1 Spot is intact. That’s my top spot. Hold on now, stop your yelling and screaming. That’s my own personal preference. I’m not saying they are the Best in New York, though for me they are the Best, and give me a minute and I’ll tell you why. I know some will say Minetta’s Black Label Burger get’s the Top Nod (I like the Minetta Burger BETTER), some might say The Luger Burger at Peter Luger is Best and I love this one as well, New York’s Best Burgers are many, but although I love the Burgers at Peter Luger, Minetta Tavern, The Spotted Pig, even The Corner Bistro now and then, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I really like McDonalds now and then. Yes I do. Hey i have the Balls to admit, they’re actually better than many a “So-Called” renowned Burger of much higher prices and supposed High-Quality and Goodness. “Not!”

    Now as to why I choose The Shake Shack Cheeseburger as New York’s Best, # 1, First Prize, Champ, and I know I’m gonna get flack, hey this is my personal choice. But I’ll tell you one thing about Me and Burgers, and this is fact. I know a hell of a lot more than most about this great American Invention. For one, I’m a food professional and former Chef. I have not recently jumped on the Burger Bandwagon in the past few years or so. I’ve been eating these bad boys for forty years and along with Sunday Sauce and Cannolis, I was weened on these things. My Dad took us to Diners Hot-Dog and Burger Joints all over the North East Coast of the United States chopping on Cheeseburgers and Dogs all along the way.

     Now, let me tell you what, without question thee Best Burgers around are 4-6 ounce Patty’s 1/2 to 3/4 inch think, no more, can be less. Big Fat-Ass 8, 9, 10 ounce Burgers are over done and plain just don’t taste as good as a ones made of 4-6 ounce patties and no thicker then 3/4 of an inch. Also, they must “Cook in Their Own Fat” on a Flat-Top Grill, not a grated grill that lets the fat get lost and creates hard unappetizing grill marks. These Burgers that are usually about 4-5 ounce (can be 6) and that are cooked in their own fat on a Flat-Top Grill and served on a soft either Sesame Seed or Potato Bun, or regular seedless soft bun with White or Yellow American Cheese are tops and these kind of Burgers are known as  Diner Burgers. Forget those Thick-Ass 12 and 12 oz. burgers cooked medium-rare. They are too thick and too much rare ground beef just doesn’t taste good, and especially if the meat is Dry Aged Ground Beef. Do you know what Dry Aged Beef is Actually? It’s meat that is slowly under control deteriorating, and this kind of meat just doesn’t taste good in ground form cooked rare or medium rare. Thick Burgers that are under cooked, do not have near the great taste of thinner burgers cooked through or close to thoroughly cooked at medium-well. Reason being that thinner burgers have a high ration of browned-meat to the whole total some of meat, and this is where the great flavor comes in, the two outside sides of a burgers patty that is browned, 90% of the flavor is here, and the thicker the burger the smaller the good  ratio of browned meat to not-browned is, thus making for a less tasty burger, a half inch  to 3/4 of an inch is best for the Tastiest Burger possible. These are just facts people, not opinions. This is the reason why a Shake Shack Burger taste better than a Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern. For what a Burger is (Ground Beef) and for the BEST way to cook it for Best Tastiest results, the burger should not be too thick, and it should be cooked on a Flat Top Grill to at least Medium or Medium-Well, not rare or medium rare. So there you have it, The Shake Shack Burger is the Best in Town, and the TASTIEST BURGERS all across America are these types of Burgers, about 4-5 ounces, not too thick and cooked on a flat top grill. Basta.

   Oh, what about the burgers at Steak’n Shake. Well, they get high marks. They are very tasty, good quality beef, cooked on a flat top grill. Get em.





Daniel Bellino Zwicke


BEST BURGER in TOWN …. SHAKE SHACK BURGER
“SORRY BLACK LABEL ….IT’S NOT YOU”

 

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MINETTA TAVERN, Macdougal Street GREENWICH VILLAGE New York

photo Copyright Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

 

 

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Silvano Marchetto Closed Da Silvano

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A shuttered DaSilvano December 21, 2016

THE END of an ERA

It’s a sad day in Greenwich Village today, for lovers of good Italian Food and dining out. Famed restaurant to the stars Da Silvano has closed its doors after 40 years in business. Silvano Marcheto of Florence Italy moved to the great city of New York and worked as a waiter at the now defunct Derby Restaurant on Macdougal Street in New York’s Greenwich Village before going out on his own in 1976. 

Silvano acquired a small storefront that was formerly a laundromat and turned it into a place that would one day become the top celebrity spot in the of New York City. When Silvano first opened Da Silvano back in 1976 his rent was a mere $ 500 a month, it’s now $41,000 a month and one of the reasons the restaurant is closing, another victim of a greedy landlord.

Silvano knew how to churn out great Italian Food, Tuscan in particular and to take good care of his customers. His customers besides us mere mortals would turn out to be a whose who of Hollywood, the Fashion and Art Worlds, Publishing and Media Big Wigs, and all sorts of celebrities under the Sun which include the likes of; Paul McCarteny, Sting, Keith Richards, David Bowie, Richard Gere, Gwyneth Palthrow, Anna Wintour, and on and on, everbody who was anybody dined at Da Silvano and I myself witnessed the throngs of celebrities that I myself took care of as a Maitre’d / Manager at Da Silvano in its heyday as Celebrity Central of New York.

Da Silvano had quite a good run doing a brisk busines for about 30 years until a string of events that began to bring less and less business to the onced packed-every-night restaurant. The first thing that started the slow down turn of business and the great luster of this once booming restaurant was when Grayden Carter the famed Editor in Chief of the celebrity powerful Vanity Fair Magazine went and opened his own restaurant the Waverly Inn. This was the beginning of what would become the end of Da Silvano in December of 2016. Carter who dined at Da Silvano 5 night a week where he had his own regular table opened the Waverly Inn in 2008 and things at Da Silvano immediately began going south. Pracitcally the entire Celeb Crowd that frequented Da Silvano on a nightly basis for years simply Jumped Shipped to Carter’s Waverly Inn and Silvano had lost most of his Celebrity Crowd. The US and World economy took a tank and this didn’t help things either. I who lived in a building very close to Da Silvano noticed an immediate decline in the restaurants business which I estimated at somehere around 40 to 50 percent until the current situation we now see, the sad day of Silvano Marchetto closing the days of his beloved namesake restaurant Da Silvano in December 2016, it’s the end of an Era.

 

 

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

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SILVANO MARCHETTO

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SILVANO in Better Days

with Art Dealer Tony Shafrazzi (L)

and Publisher Peter Brandt (R)

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Silvano Marchetto with one of His Beloved Ferrari ‘s

A PARTIAL LIST of Da SILVANO’S many CELEBRITY & Notable CUSTOMERS                    over The Years …

AL PACINO

ROBERT DiNERO

JOE PESCI

DAVID BOWIE

GWYNETH PALTHROW

KEITH RICHARDS

RICHARD GERE

WILLEM DEFOE

NICK TOSCHES

DOMINIC DUNNE

CALVIN KLEIN

UMA THURMAN

ETHAN HAWKE

SARA JESSICA PARKER

MATHEW BRODERICK

GRAYDON CARTER

DONALD TRUMP

SAMMY SOSA

SHERYLE CROW

MATT DILLON

LUCY LUI

LOU REED

DEBRA HARRY

JAY McINERNEY

ANNA WINTOUR

SY NEWHOUSE

FRANCESCO CLEMENTE

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Donald Trump Loves KFC Fried Chicken

 

“It’S FINGER LICKIN GOOD” !!!

 

President Elect DOANLD TRUMP Loves KENTUCK FIRED CHICKEN

 

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DONALD TRUMP with a Bucket of KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

“It’s Finger Lickin Good” !!!

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New York’s Best Burger


SCHNIPPER’S Is # 1




SCHNIPPER CHEESEBURGER



 

 


JG MELON
Upper East Side Manhattan


JG MELON BURGER ROCK at SECOND BEST
“Some Would Say First. Even Me”

SHAKE SHACK BURGER # 3
“MANY SAY IT’S THE BEST”

We Wouldn’t Disagree, But You Gotta Pick Some Kind
of Order .. Everyone Has Their Own Choices, and These Are Ours
“GUESS WHAT? We LOVE THEM ALL, and FEEL THEY’RE 
ALL # 1 The BEST, or DAM CLOSE To IT” !!!





The LUGER BURGER at PETER LUGER

The WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS STEAK HOUSE

The Luger Burger is a STEAL at Just $11.95

GET With THEIR FAMOUS BACON

“IT ROCKS” !!!

THE LUGER BURGER
With LUGER BACON & CHEESE
“DAM THAT BABY Is TASTY” !!!



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MINETTA TAVERN
GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK




MINETTA BURGER
TAKE The “MINETTA BURGER Over The
More Famous BLACK LABEK BURGER …
“IT’S BETTER” !!!
The MINETTA BURGER TAHT IS !!!
And IT’S CHEAPER To BOOT !!!
“TRUST Us On THIS ONE” !!!
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NEW YORK’S 5 BEST BURGERS
1.  SCHNIPPER’S
2.  JG MELON
3.  SHAKE SHACK
4.  PETER LUGER
5.  MINETTA TAVERN

New York’s 5 Best Burgers? Wow! Who are they? Who right? Who’s Not? Yes, it’s not easy, and who’s to say who is the best, who’s not, and that they are thee authority and decider of who is # 1 and Who’s Not? Well, there are any number of people, magazines, newspapers, and other intitties doing articles, stories and what-not on the Best Burger or Best Burgers in town and around the country. It’s a big and popular subject.
Well, this is just ours. Not seeing that his is the definative list and list to end all. It’s just ours. And of these 5, we ourselves what put any number at the Top of The Heep, they’re all great burgers.


THE SKINNY On EACH

SCHNIPPERS
Schnippers is awesome. They came on the scene a couple years ago. They didn’t make all that much of a splash in the first year or year 1/2, but now? They’ve Splashed, and in quite a big way. They just opened their 3rd location in Manhattan and seems like their expansion will lead to any number across the country, alla Shake Shack. Spaeaking of Shake Shack, Schnipper’s opened their first place less than 200 feet from Shake Shacks hugely famous Flagship Burger Joint (and 1st) at Madison Park at 23rd Street and Madison Avenue.
Anyway, the Schnipper Burger is awesome. The Schnipper Burger is a classic straight forward burger. It’s 5 ounces, fresh beef (never frozen), cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. We love it, and think it taste exactlt as a burger should, with an emphasis on the tasty beef patty.
JG MELON
JG Melon is one great old institution up on 3rd Avenue at 74th Steet on New York’s Upper East Side. The Melon is a cool classic old school bar, the kind that just can’t be duplicated. Great natural vibe, and un-contived. And guess what? they’ve got one of New York top burgers, if not thee # 1 tops .. Some say, they are the best. Their Burger, and we wouldn’t give them a fight on that. We love em too, and almost picked them for the # 1 spot on our list. What do you think.
SHAKE SHACK
A Great Burger! Some say the Best. We did too for some time, but we feeel that Schnipper’s has edged them out. Though we wouldn’t gie anyone a hard time if they Shake Shack is # 1 … They’re Buger is Classic, just the right size, seasoned and cooked to beautiful tasty perfection. We just Love Em.
PETER LUGER
The Luger Burger is awesome. It’s quite tasty, and makes our top 5 list for it’s tastieness and the fact that you can go into this Mecca of Steakdom and get a Burger for just 12 Bucks .. But you probably won’t. You gonna want some cheese on that $1.50 and the Bacon ($4.25) is a “Must Have” at Lugers. If you go for Fries (Only $1.95), your burgers gonna cost you about $19.00
But hey, “It Peter Luger” and that’s a bargain. 
You can only get The Luger Burger at Lunch, and we just love hopping over the Williamsburg Bridge every 2 or 3 months to get one. You will too.
MINETTA TAVERN
You can’t beat the ambiance and History of Minetta Tavern .. This Historical Old Greenwich Village Haunt is cool as can be. And you’ll feel you are too once and if you secure a seat inside. The master of the restaurant business in New York, Keith McNally rescued this great old joint, spruced it up just a bit, retaining its wonderful origianl decor, placed a couple great chefs at the helm and opened her up to rave reviews. The menu is French Bistro Steak House, with big juicy Steaks, Bistro Classics, and a pair of New York’s Hottest and most loved burgers; The Famed Black Label Burger ($24.00) and The Minetta Burger ($16.00) .. The Black Label Burger is by far the most famous of the two, made with the Black Label Blend of Dry Aged Beef from famed New York Butcher Pat La Freida .. Dry Aged Beef may be great for Steaks, such as the ones so famous at Peter Luger and Minetta Tavern, but we feel that this beef doesn’t translate so well to Burgers … We prefer the Minetta Burger. How bout you?
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Who Is Anthony Bourdain ‘s Bigfoot in Kitchen Confidential

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Anthony Bourdain in the Kitchen at Les Halles
But everyone wants to KNOW !!!
 
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ANDY MENSCHEL

 
 
 
A question most asked by restaurant professionals in New York who love Tony Bourdain and his minor-masterpiece Kitchen Confidential on the underbelly of the New York Restaurant World and the restaurant scene in general.
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Espresso




ESPRESSO

Espresso, the making, consuming and enjoyment of a properly made Espresso is another
facet and time honored tradition of Italian-Americans and their culture. We do
love our properly pulled Espresso. A properly pulled Espresso is a thing of
beauty and refinement, and must be done just so. We can and do make Espresso in
our homes with either a Neapolitan or Moka brewing device, and now these days, there
are any number of expensive new-fangled home espresso makers, more on that
later.

Some
might be surprised but the great art of the perfect Italian Espresso has been
around for just about 110 years. Yes Italians drank Espresso before that, but
it was only developed into a “Fine Art” that it is today, just a little more
then a hundred years ago or so when Luigi Bezzera developed the first Espresso
Machine that we know today. After this landmark in Espresso history, the
consumption and popularity of Espresso grew rapidly. Caffes and Espresso Bars
popped up everywhere all over Italy. These Espresso Bars were places to have an
Espresso and socialize. And in Italy, there is a whole act and ritual to going
to an Espresso Bar for your habitual morning coffee. And it’s not just for the
Espresso but some socializing, a bit of chit-chat, gossip, political talk,
sports (Soccer/Futbol), this-that-and-every-other-thing. This morning Espresso
is quite ritualistic in Italy, and is practiced by most, and in every corner of
the country, on every other street corner in cities like; Rome, Bologna, Palermo,
Milano, Verona, all over. And it is quite the sight to see, especially if
you’re an American going for the first time. In caffes and bars in Italy it is
at the stand-up Espresso bar where all the action takes place. When you go into
a caffe (a.k.a. Bar) in Italy and have a Espresso, Cappuccino, whatever, and
sit at a table, that Espresso will cost you an additional 50% or more than it
will if you consume it standing up at the counter at the Espresso Bar. It’s a
tax thing. The caffe owners are taxed on their tables and this tax gets passed
on to the customer. Basta!
Anyway, the ritual of the early morning Italian Espresso? People get dressed, leave
their homes and are on their way to work, but they don’t go right from their
house to their job. No they have to have an Espresso and the ritual of the
Espresso and some Chit-Chat (BS) with a quick stop at their favorite local
caffe. They might leave their house then go to an Espresso Bar near their home
before going to their job, or they may head to their job, then get an Espresso
at a favored caffe near the work-place. They might even do both, get an
Espresso in their neighborhood before heading to work, then stopping at an Espresso
Bar close to their workplace before bopping into work.
     Well, that’s the way they do it in Italy,
quite a ritual and amazing to see. In America, Italian immigrants to cities
like New York, Boston, Providence, and Philadelphia opened Social Clubs that
served Espresso, maybe some sandwiches, soup, soda, Biscotti, and Anisette
Toast, and Cannoli that they bought from a nearby baker. These Social Clubs
which sprung up in neighborhoods like the Lower East Side of New York or what
is now called Little Italy, in Boston’s North End, and San Francisco’s North
Beach. These Social Clubs (Caffe) were primarily of and for the working class,
and were for Italians. The clubs were for Italians, and people of other
nationalities did not go into them unless they were brought in by an Italian
guy from the neighborhood. And that’s the way it was back then.
 
 
 

Espresso e Dolce at home? When I was growing up and went to my Aunt Fran and Uncle
Tony’s house in Lodi, or to Aunt Helen’s for Sunday Dinner, and we ate our
meal, and it moved on to coffee and dessert, this was quite a sight that brings
back nice memories for me to this very day. And it was a wonderful ritual, and
unlike the quick grab your Espresso, Chit-Chat for a few minutes and run out
the door as is done at caffe’s and Espresso Bars in Italy, the Espresso was
anything but Espresso (Fast) at Bellino Family meals, as is with millions of
Italian-American families over the years. No, this was no quick hit-and-run
affair. The coffee and dessert course at our family gatherings was the longest
portion of our all day affair of the Sunday Meal. My Aunts and Uncles would sit
around the table, we (the Kids) would too, but we would go back and forth,
cause this sit-down at the table usually lasted about 3 hours, maybe more. We’d
sit down, and Aunt Fran and Aunt Helen had the Neapolitan going with Espresso.
The table was laden with all sorts of goodies; Cannolis of course, one or two
different cakes, and an assortment of Italian Cookies and Pastries
(Sfogiatelle, Mille Foglie). There was always enough to fill Pastry Shop
Showcase, “I kid you not!”

The
table full of my aunts and uncles was a wonder. They’d sit around drinking
coffee, eating pastries, and talk-talk-talk, about politics, sports, gossip,
this-that-and-everything. My uncle Frank who was the Ring-Leader could have
solved all the Worlds problems, right there at that table, filled with Cannoli,
Biscotti, Coffee (Espresso), cakes, Anisette, heated discussion, laughter, and
a “Bundle of Joy,” all over Espresso.
Aunt Helen and Aunt Fran made the Espresso in Neapolitan Espresso Maker. The
Neapolitan is from Napoli, Italy. It was developed so Neapolitans (and all
Italians) could make Espresso in their homes. The Neapolitan is a two-piece
device whereby, you fill the bottom of the vessel with water, the ground
espresso goes in the middle and you screw on the empty top. To make Espresso
with the Neapolitan you put the device on the stove over a flame with the piece
filled with the water on the stove. The water heats, and when it comes to the
boil, you turn the flame off, flip the vessel over so the hot water is at the
top and will then drip down through the ground coffee to make the Espresso. The
Espresso is not as good as that you’d get at a caffe or Espresso Bar with a
large machine, but it’s good enough, and adding a little shot of Anisette is
never a bad thing, something my Uncle Frank always did. This is called a Caffe
Corretto, the act of adding a few drops of your desire liquor into your
espresso. You can add; Grappa, Sambucca, Brandy, Anisette, or other liquor to
make a caffe corretto. At Aunt Fran & Unlce Tony’s, it was always Anisette.
Basta.
 
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My NAPOLITAN
I Bought in NAPOLI 1987
 

As a child it was always something to see, watching Aunt Fran or Aunt Helen go
through the pleasant little ritual of making Espresso in that curious looking
contraption, the Neapolitan. As I said, it always intrigued me, and when I took
my first trip to Italy and was in Napoli walking through a street market and
spotted a merchant selling Neapolitans and other kitchenware’s, I just had to get myself one, a Neapolitan of my own and from the great city it was invented in, Napoli. I also brought back some
beautiful ceramic plates from nearby Vietro sul Mare on the nearby Amalfi
coast, and I’ve been making Espresso with my Neapolitan (bought in Napoli), and
eating Spaghetti on those beautiful Amalfi Coast Plates from ever since, a joy,
and a way to bring Italy into your own American home. Doing so, brings back
beautiful memories of; Positano, The Amalfi Coast, Sicily, and the rest of
Italy. If you can’t be there (which is a shame), then bring Italy into your
home. And that is what we do, every time we sit down to a meal, a glass of
wine, or a simple little cup of Espresso, “we bring Italy home.”

 

 

 
ESPRESSO is Excerpted from Daniel Bellino-Zwicke ‘s  SUNDAY SAUCE
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE  – When Italian-Americans Cook is Available in Paperback & Kindle
on Amazon.com
 
 
 
Cannolis Were Always on The Table
 
 
And a Bottle of Anisette
.
 
 
SECRET ITALIAN RECIPES
 
 
 
 
 
 
A MOKA POT
 
For Making Espresso
 
 
 
 
 
Toto & Peppino 
 
with a NAPOLITAN
 
in
 
The BAND of HONEST MEN 1956