Friday, February 20, 2015

Amazon Top 10 Italian Cookbooks

AMAZON BEST SELLER LIST
 
New York Based Food & Wine Writer / Author Daniel Bellino - Zwicke
with 3 Books in The TOP 10 BEST SELLER LIST ITALIAN COOKBOOKS :
 
# 1  SUNDAY SAUCE - When Italian-Americans Cook
 
# 2  SEGRETO ITALIANO  - Secret Italian Recipes
 
# 8  La TAVOLA  -  Italian American New Yorkers Adventures of The Table
 
Daniel says he is quite proud of his occomplishments as a Best Selling Cookbook author, and honored that the general public seems to like his books quite a bit .. Daniel says, "It honors me that people buy, read, and use the recipes in my cookbooks is a big honor for me and one I don't take for granted .. Again I'm truly honored and happy that people enjoy my books, and I thank you each and everyone of you. Mille Grazia."
 
 
 
# 1 BEST SELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOK AMAZON.com
 
SUNDAY SAUCE  by Daniel Bellino - Zwicke
 
# 2 BEST SELLING ITALIAN COOKBOOK AMAZON.com
 
SEGRETO ITALIANP  by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
 
 
# 8 BEST SELLER ITALIAN COOKBOOKS AMAZON
 
La TAVOLA   by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
In Paperback & Kindle on AMAZON.com
 
 
 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

GIVE BRIAN WILLIAMS a BREAK

BRIAN WILLIAMS
 
NBC NIGHTLY NEWS ANCHORMAN
 
 
Brian Williams made a mistake. Yes he did. And a pretty Big One at that. He made an incorrect statement (false) that a U.S. Military Helicopter he was flying in Iraq in 2003 took enemy fire. Apparently this did not happen and some U.S. soldiers who where there and witnessed what happened say that Williams made False Statements, that his aircraft never came under fire .. Many of these soldiers are angry at the events and of Williams telling a lie. Yes, Brian Williams told a lie. A lie he never should have made, but he did. The man is human, and humans make mistakes. We all do. 
 
Williams also made another false statements that are angering many. He stated that when he was in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he saw a dead body float past his hotel room window. Another Big Mistake. The man is human. We make mistakes. Yes, it is a serious mistake, a statement should have never made. The man has apologized.
 
Brian Williams made a couple big mistakes, and now people are out to Crucifix him. They're out for Blood .. Look out Brian .. Yes the guy made a couple mistakes, and big ones at that, but should he be Crucifixes as he is being now so-to-speak? The man, made a mistake, and he's already been punished. Can you imagine the public humility the man is feeling. Believe me he is hurting, you can be sure of this .. He's already suffered from his mistake, and he''l suffer for the rest of his life, being on the top of his field and now being publicly humiliated in front of many millions of people, the World. Believe me the man has already been punished and punished far more than fits his so-called crime, his mistake. Do we really have to Crucifix the poor guy? I don't thinks so. Let's stop it! Right now. Give Brian a break, he deserves it, he's a good guy who doesn't deserve this. He made a mistake and he's already been punished beyond compare.
 
 
"Let He Has Never Made a Mistake Cast the First Stone."
 
 
 
by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
 

MICKEY MANTLE "Just Because"

This Is a BEAUTIFUL TOPPS BASEBALL CARD
of
THE GREAT
MICKEY MANTLE
YANKEE GREAT MICKEY MANTLE
 
HIT 536 CAREER HOMERUNS
 
TRIPLE CROWN WINNER MVP
 
 
 
MICKEY MANTLE
 
That BEAUTIFUL HOMERUN SWING
of
THE GREAT MICKEY MANTLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
When Italian AMericans Cook
 
by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brian Williams Big Mistake

WASHINGTON — Apologies by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for a false claim of being on a helicopter forced down by Iraqi rocket fire in 2003 satisfied some soldiers who were there but left a few insisting that details were still misrepresented.
Williams admitted on air Wednesday that he was not aboard a Chinook struck by hostile fire on a flight from Kuwait in March 2003, saying instead he was aboard a “following aircraft.”
In a Facebook apology to the soldiers, Williams said, “I was indeed on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG.” He blamed the discrepancy on poor memory almost 12 years after the fact.
Since the 2003 incident, Williams has said on different occasions that he “came under fire” and that his helicopter was forced down due to the attack. Former and active-duty soldiers who were on the same mission had said the anchor’s aircraft landed in the Karbala area because of a blinding sandstorm and not hostile fire.
Williams’ admission and his insistence that he had made an innocent mistake drew sharp criticism on social media, which subjected the veteran newsman to enormous ridicule, including posts depicting him in other historical events.
Among those who were part of the mission, reaction was less intense.
“I have a feeling that he didn’t have a choice [but to apologize],” said David Luke, a former soldier and flight engineer with the 159th Aviation Regiment who was aboard a helicopter flying along with the one carrying Williams and his NBC crew.
Luke said he thought the apology came only because soldiers challenged Williams’ version and otherwise, “he would have told that war story until he was on his dying bed.”
Mike O’Keeffe, who was a door gunner on the Chinook hit by RPGs, said he was generally satisfied with the apology and no longer wanted to press the issue by making public comments.
“I understand your interest and very much appreciate you getting the truth out there, but from my perspective, Mr. Williams has been outed and has enough to deal with,” O’Keeffe wrote in an email to Stars and Stripes. “Guess I just don’t want to kick the guy when he is down. Though he wordsmithed his apology to downplay what he did, he did recant and I am satisfied.”
Williams’ admission was an embarrassment for the veteran journalist who has been the face of NBC News since he became anchor for its main news show in 2004. NBC has not said whether he will face discipline for perpetuating a false story.
Despite Williams’ effort to contain the damage, some former soldiers thought there were still discrepancies between his account and their own memory of the events.
Luke said it was “misleading” for Williams to say his aircraft was following the stricken Chinook. Luke told Stars and Stripes that Williams’ Chinook was headed south, back toward Kuwait, when it passed another formation from a separate aviation company flying north.
 
HURRICANE KATRINA
 
Brian Williams in NEW ORLEANS
 
After the two formations passed each other, Luke’s crew heard on the radio that a northbound aircraft had been hit by RPG and small-arms fire, presumably from gunmen in a white pickup truck they had seen minutes earlier. Soon after the attack, Luke said his helicopter and the one carrying Williams were forced to change course because of the sandstorm and land near a makeshift supply camp — Objective Rams — where the stricken helicopter had also put down.
Stars and Stripes compiled its account of what happened to the two helicopter companies that day — one based in Germany and the other in Savannah, Ga. — through interviews with five soldiers who were there, including a mission commander, retired Army officer Jerry Pearman of California who was a lieutenant colonel at the time.
Their account, however, was disputed by another former Chinook pilot, Rich Krell, who told CNN that he was flying Williams’ aircraft during the mission. Krell told CNN that Williams’ plane did suffer minor damage from small-arms fire but did not say the damage was enough to force him to land.
"Yeah, he messed up some things and said some things he shouldn't have,” Krell told CNN, referring to Williams.
Krell’s version was at odds with the recollections of both Luke and Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Miller, who was the flight engineer on the aircraft carrying Williams and his crew. Miller and Luke insisted separately that aircraft in their formation did not take ground fire that day and landed in Iraq only because of the sandstorm, which paralyzed coalition operations for days.
“No, we never came under direct enemy fire to the aircraft,” Miller told Stars and Stripes on Wednesday.
Miller said the NBC crew affixed microphones to a helicopter headset and recorded air traffic from the Chinook that had been hit.
Krell has since started to back off his assertions, according to CNN.
“[A]t this point I am questioning my memories,” he wrote to the network’s Brian Stelter, who posted a story on CNNMoney about how he came to talk to Krell.
Luke said that after the formation carrying the NBC crew landed at Objective Rams, Williams and the soldiers approached the stricken helicopter to ask the crew what had happened.
They all ended up spending two or three days stranded at Objective Rams until the sandstorm passed and helicopter flights could resume.
 
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BRIAN WILLIAMS APOLOGY
 
 
Article from STARS & STRIPES
 
 
 
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GOT ANY KAHLUA?
 
by Daniel Zwicke
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
 
When Italian-Americans Cook
 
 
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SUPER SUNDAY FOOTBALL RECIPES

dudeeeeeeeeeeen  
The DUDE & FOOD


     Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest, most important days of the year. An unofficial American Holiday right up there with Thanksgiving and Christmas, with almost as much food and plenty of Beer. The biggest Beer Day of the year, and biggest day of the year for Potato Chips, Pretzels, Salsa, and Onion Dip too. Biggest day of the Year for Chili and Buffalo Chicken Wings. And were are you watching the Super Bowl This Year? At a local bar, a friends house, your house? If at your house what are you gonna serve. Well some try to get fancy with all sorts of stuff, but nothing beats the Super Bowl Sunday Classic Eats like' Potato Chips, Dip, Pretzels, Nachos, Big Bowls of Chili, and Buffalo Chicken Wings. Are you entertaining yourself this year? Well if you are, there's something you might want to help you along the way. It's a Cookbook filled with just the recipes you'll need to help you throw the perfect Super Bowl Party. Well if not perfect, Dam Good and surely successful. A surprise book has emerged of late, as "The Go-To Cookbook For Super Bowl Sunday Eat." The book in question is The Dudes Big Lebowski Cookbook "Got Any Kahlua" The Collected Recipes of The Dude by cookbook author Daniel Zwicke .. Got Any Kahlua has been quite the big hit since it publication release in the Summer of 2012 ... Well the wonderful film which is the greatest cult movie of All-Time "The Big Lebowski" is almost sure to be a hit on it's own, simply from the throngs of fans (Fanatics) of this cult classic, people know in Dude & Lebowski Circles as "Achievers." This little book, Got Any Kahlua? is quite a gem, filled with great easy to make recipes. The recipes are easy and amazingly tasty, and being of and about The Dude and The Big Lebowski, it's filled with wonderful little stories, quotes and quibbles that apply to the Achievers most cherished hero "The Dude." Got Any Kahlua was designed by renowned cookbook author Daniel Zwicke to be just and those things, to be filled with recipes that had to be and are all "Tasty and Quick and Easy to Make." The recipes had to be economical as well, all things that would appeal to The Dude and His Followers, the "Achievers." So, The Super Bowl, Super Bowl Parties, The Dude and his wonderful little cookbook, The Dudes Collected Recipes, it's Got Any Kahlua? Super Bowl Foods "Greatest Hits" in; The Dudes "Cowboy Chili," Buffalo Chicken Wings, as well as a Dude Original Recipe called "Crazy Wings," Guacamole, Tacos, and Burritos. they are all in there, and all quite wonderful, and of the recipes are of The Dude, and when it comes down to it, whose Recipes For Cowboy Chili and Buffalo Wings would you rather use for your Super Bowl Party Eats, "The Dude" or Martha Stewart? The answer is quite obvious. Well, if not "All" to Millions anyway.



  by Ed Cullen  

 The Dudes Big Lebowski Cookbook 
"GOT ANY KAHLUA" 
The Collected Recipes of The Dude is available in Paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com 

   mrnewyorkny3

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blizzard That Never Came New York

The BLIZZARD of 2015 ???

IT NEVER CAME !!!
Now This Was a Blizzard !

Looks Like Some Time in The 40s ???



The News Stations wouldn't stop, and I was sick and tired of all the Paranoia about 
this Storm, how big it would be, maybe New York's Biggest Snowstorm Ever ? Not !!! Not even close. I couldn't believe it when I walked out my door this morning and there was a mere 4.5 inches of snow on the ground. "What the FU_K ???" !!! A Friggin Pimple of a snowstorm. I've been dealing with snowstorms all my life. I've always loved and cherished them and excepted them as part of everyday life of living in the North Eastern part of The United States. What's the big deal? We've seen it all before.

This last two mayors are Alarmist Pussys, scaring people and shutting everything down. They shut down the Subway and bus service, closed the Bridges and Tunnels, and scared many businesses into closing and losing a TON of FRIGGING MONEY. "What The FUCK???"

I walked out of my house and made my way over to my Second Home, the venerable 
Caffe Dante on Macdougal Street in New York's Greenwich Village, right around the block from my house. I go there everyday. I've been going there since 1985 and my first trip to Italy. There're my family over there, Mario Flotta, ANthony, Mario Jr., and all the sweet waitresses over the years. Caffe Dante is Never Closed. Infact, there's just one day a year the Caffe is closed, and that's Christmas Day. They don't close down for snowstorms, blizzards, or Hurricane Warnings, and not even Blackouts. When the Blackout of 2002 hit, the first place I head was Caffe Dante ...  I was making a Bee-Line for the Caffe when the Blackout just hit and I ran into my buddy Joe C as I was walking over there. Hey Danny, what are you doing he asked as he was on a payphone. "I'm going to Caffe Dante," I told him. "Mind if I come," he retorted. Of Course Not. So we headed over. It was about 4 in the afternoon. Soon, one-by-one, some more of our friends joined us til we had a table of 9 people ... We stayed there, drinking wine, eating sandwiches, hanging out with each other, chatting and making the best of a bad situation, there was a citywide Blackout, and nobody had any Electricity, including Caffe Dante, but they were open under Candle Power. They weren't going to let a Blackout stop them. "Dante is Never Closed." "What?" What was that, "Dante is never closed!" Well this is 10:30 AM Tuesday January 27th, 2015, the day after the So-Called Biggest Storm ever, a so-called Blizzard? There's just 4.5" of Snow on the ground. "What The Fuck?"
" Caffe Dante is Closed !!!!" This city is turning into woosy town. "WTF??"
 
CAFFE DANTE

Greenwich Village, New York
This Snowstorm was a farce. The whole dam city is closed down. Not many businesses are open, and for what? Nothing Fucking Happened! My # 1 morning cafe closed (Once Upon a Tart), my afternoon and evening spot, Caffe Dante is closed, "What The Fu_k?" I head up the block, "Caffe Reggio better be opened," I say to myself, "or I'll have a Fit!" Well, "Thank Goodness for Something! Caffe Reggio is open," but I make a quick decision and decide not to go there yet, I'll probably have to go there at least once or twice later on in the day. I'll head up to The Marlton Hotel and have a coffee there, in the nice comfy lobby, a place I usually go for my second coffee of the day on Sundays. Well, I'm here now, hardly anything else is open. I just heard a lady (a guest at the hotel) asking if The Metropolitan Museum of Art is open. "It's not," she is told. Every Fucking Thing is Shut down! For what? We've been through all this before, much worse, and they didn't shut down the Subway and scare people into shutting down businesses because vehicular street traffic was banned and the Subway and all Mass Transit was shut down. "What The Fuck!" "Don't do this Shit Again!"




MARIO

The Owner of CAFFE DANTE









SUNDAY SAUCE

by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke





The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK

GOT ANY KAHLUA?


Monday, January 26, 2015

Best Italian Restaurants New York


BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT In NEW YORK

BAR PITTI Is The BEST
# 1



NEW YORK'S BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS


1.  Bar Pitti  ... Greenwich Village

2.  Rao's ...  East Harlem, New York, NY

3. PATSY'S ... 56th Street, New York, NY

4.  Manducati's,  ... Long Island CIty, Queens

5.  DeGrezia Restorante ... Midtown Manhattan 

6.  Elio's ... Upper East Side Manhattan


"FRANKIE NO"
Frank Pellegrino Sr.
RAO'S # 5

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PATSY'S 56th STREET
PATSYS


FRANK SINATRA 'S 
FAVORITE ITALIAN RESTAURANT

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DeGrezia Restorante
A Hidden GEM In Mid-Town 
Ranks an Impressive # 4


POLP alla GRIGLIA

GRILLED OCTOPUS at DeGREZIA
Is The BEST in TOWN

ELIO'S MAKES THE BEST LASAGNA BOLOGNESE

Sunday & Monday Nights Only

Lasagna Bolognese




MANDUCATI'S 

Long Island City, Queens New York

GREAT OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN



The BAR at MANDUCATIS
"La TAVOLA"  

ITALIAN In GREENWICH VILLAGE




SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN AMERICAN'S COOK

by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

Learn How to Make Bolognese, Sunday Sauce, 
Meatballs, and more ...