Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bellino Bowie Barolo & Brunello

 
 
Daniel Bellino-Zwicke? How is he? He's a Best Selling Cookbook Author and one of New Yorks Top Big Dogs of Italian Wine, a former Chef of such restuarants as; Woods, Corrado, and Bar Cichetti ... Daniel was in the Hotel/Restaurant Mangement at New York Techenical .. Besides being the chef at the previous named restuarants, Daniel worked with Michel Fitoussi at the famed Palace Restaurant in the late 80's as well as at the Odeon under the great Patrick Clarke.
 
Daniel got out of the kitchen in the late 90's to become The Maitre'd at the uber hot # 1 Celebrity Hot Spot Da Silvano where he took care of people like; Keith Richards, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Uma Thurman, Richard Gere, Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro, Calvin Klein, Nick Pileggi, Nora Effron, Graydon Carter, Gwyneth Palthrow, Madonna, Lucy Lui, and-on-and-on, the list is way to long to name them all.
 
Daniel took care o f the high-flying cliental of the Top People in The Fashion World, Record Business, Publishing, Movie Stars and Rock Stars and is known for his easy going abilty of taking care of all the big stars needs in a casual attentive manor without being intrusive in any way, reasons for him being well known to The Movers & Shakers of  these high profile business feilds. 
 
Daniel had made quite a name for himself as the creator and Executive Chef / Wine Director and Managing Partner of Bar Cichetti, the 1st ever Venetian Wine Bar (Bacaro) in America, which was Daniel's proud creation. As Chef / Wine Director of Bar Cichetti, Daniel firmly establsihed himself as one of New York and America's Top Italian Wine Guys .. He is personal friends with most of Italy's top wine producers, the likes of; Marchese Ferdinando Frescobaldi, Sebastiano Rosa winemaker of Sassicaia, Marchese Piero Antinori of Antinori Wines, Givanni Folnari of Nozzole, Gianlucca Grasso, Gianpaulo Venica, Cavalier Luigi Cappellini of Castel Verrazzano, and-on-an-on, just like all the Movie Stars & Rock Stars that Daniel knows, the list of Italian Wine Luminaries is even greater.
 
As we've already stated, Daniel left restaurant kitchens behind to become a noted Italian Wine Guy and Maitre'd who really knows how to take care of those  high-end clientel. But not only them of course, there's everyone else, shall we call them the regular folk? Hey, they make up the bulk of any restaurant business, not the celebs, though celebrities help to draw in everyone else. Daniel will take good care of you as a number of his clients we have interviewed can tell. He friendly and quite personable and he really knows his stuff and has a passion for the food and wines of Italy that's almost impossible to duplicate. Frankly, Daniel is the best. He can tell you wonderfule stories about the wine you are drinking, its history, the owners and people who make the wine (his Friends) and his trips to all these Wine Estates all over Italy. And his knowledge and passion for the food is equal to his knowledge of Italian Wine. Often you'll be drinking a bottle of Italian Wine that Daniel suggets and he'll pull out his iPhone and show you pictures of the people who own the estate and make the wine. One example would be Daniel's good friend Luigi Cappellino who owns Castel Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti (Tuscan) Italy. He'll show you pictures of him and his cousins Anthony & Joe at Verrazzano when Daniel took them their, they stayed on the property and ate breakfast and dinner in the castel, with the great wines of Verrazzano.
 
 
 
Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
with Luigi Cappellini
of Castelo Verrazzano
 
 
After 5 years at DaSilvano, Daniel went on to become the Wine Director of Barbetta Restorante on West 46th Street in New York to head up the Greatest Italian Wine List in all of America. Daniel says, "the cellars are amazing." Places like Babbo and Del Post get more press for having great Italian Wine List, which they do, but Daniel says, "The Wine List of Babbo & Del Posto are awesome, but in comparison to Barbetta, they are Childs-Play." No exageration, merely fact Daniel says. And within that Wine List which is the Greatest Italian Wine List in all of America, is the Barolo / Barbaresco of which Daniel says is the greatest Barolo list in the World with it many Verticals of all the great Barolo Crus, like, Vietti Barolo Brunate and Lazarito, Cerretto Bricco Roche Bricco Roche, Marcarini Brunate, Michele Chiarlo Cerequio, Aldo Conterno Grand Bussia, Giacomo Conterno  Monfortino and Francia, Mauro Veglio Rocche dell’Annunziata, Contratto Cerequio, Elio Grasso Ginestra and more ...
 
Daniel said he was quite fortunate in his job as Wine Director of Barbetta for 5 years as he was able to taste and drinks so many of these great Barolo Crus of various vintage, as well as all the multi vintage; Barbaresco, Amarone, Brunello, Super Tuscans, Champagne, and the top California Cabernets and Meritage Blends such as Opus One and Insignia.
 
Daniel had been writing for years, mostly essays, articles, and short stories. He wrote his first book La TAVOLA while he was at Barbetta in 2006 .. He said that 85% of the book was written in about 6 weeks time (quite fast), however he edited, polished it up and worked on it for another year before trying to get it published, which took five years. Actually La Tavola was published in June of 2012, followed by The FEAST of The 7 FISH which is the top selling cookbook of its genre. Daniel published Got Any Kahlua? The Collected Recipes of The Dude in the Summer of 2013, followed by SUNDAY SAUCE which has been a # 1 Best Seller Italian Cookbooks on Amazon for 5 months ... Daniel published another # 1 Best Seller in June of 2014 with SEGRETO ITALIANO / Secret Italian Recipes & Favorite Dishes ..
 
Daniel says he's currently working on a book on Chianti one of his great passions, as well as another Italian Cookook and an American Cookbook, both yet to be named ..
Marchese lamberto Frescobaldi
with
Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
and Lamberto's Father
Marchese Leonardo Frescobaldi
 
 
 
 
Sebastiano Rosa (Winemaker of SASSICAIA)
Daniel
and
Giovanni Folnari of Nozzole
 
 
 
BOOKS by DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
 
 
 
SEGRETO ITALIANO
 
Secret Italian Recipes
 
 
 
The Feast of The 7 Fish
 
ITALIAN CHRISTMAS
 
 
 
 
 
 La TAVOLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PARIS HILTON MILE HIGH CLUB

JOIN THE MILE HIGH CLUB 
 
with PARIS HILTON
 
 
 
Paris Hilton EATS a CARL'S Jr. CHEESEBURGER
MILE HIGH CLUB VIDEO
JOIN THE MILE HIGH CLUB
 
 
The MILE HIGH BACON THICK BURGER
 
From CARL'S Jr.
LEARN How to Make a In-N-Out DOUBLE DOUBLE
 
RECIPE
in
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
GOT ANY KAHLUA?
 
 
 
CARL'S Jr.

Monkey Bread Big Lebowski

 
 
"Hey Monti!  Com on in. I just made some Monkey Bread."
 
 
MONKEY BREAD
 
Monkey Bread? With a name like that, you know it’s gotta be right up ol Duders alley, “no pun intended.” The Dude has been eating it since childhood. These days, The Dude likes to whip up a pan of Monkey Bread to have with his morning coffee. It’s enough to last him about 3 days for breakfast and as a late snack he’ll just rip a bit off and eat it along with a White Russian. Dude says, the two make a great food pairing. We agree. This is his mother’s recipe. Enjoy!
½ cup Granulated Sugar, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 packages of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits, ½ cup chopped Walnuts,  ½ cup Raisons
1 cup Brown Sugar,  ¾ cup melted Butter
1. Grease a Bundt Cake Pan with soft Butter or shortening.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Cut each biscuit into 4 equal pieces and add to bowl with cinnamon sugar. Mix completely. Add raisons and walnuts to bowl and mix again.
3. In a small bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar together.
4. Place the biscuits into bundt-pan. Pour the brown sugar butter mixture over the biscuits. Place pan in oven and cook at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool for 8 minutes before serving.
 
 
 
 
 
Ingredients to Make MONKEY BREAD
Pilsbury Grands Biscuits, Butter, Granulated Suagr,
Brown Sugar
And you also need Raisons & Walnuts, not pictured here ..
 
 
 
 
MONKEY BREAD
 
 
 
 
GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
 
 
WALTER & THE DUDE HAVING COFFEE
 
"WHAT ABOUT THE FUCKING TOE?"
 
 
Hey Fellas, where's The MONKEY BREAD?
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Matt Dillon & Mickey Rourke in RUMBLE FISH

RUMBLE FISH
 
 
 
 
RUSTY JAMES
 
Matt Dillon
 
 
 
 
MOTORCYLE BOY
 
 
MICKEY ROURKE
 
 
 
DENNIS HOPPER
 
 
R.I.P.
Matt Dillon
And The Gorgeous Diane Lane
 
 
 
 
The DIRECTOR
 
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coppola's Nephew
 
 
Nicholas Cage
 
wth Matt Dillon
 
 
 
Three ACTORS
 
 
Mickey Rourke,  Dennis Hopper,  & Matt Dillon
 
 
 
BROTHERS
 
RUSTY JAMES & MOTORCYCLE BOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
 
 
 
GOT ANY KAHLUA?
 
 
 
The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
 
by Daniel Zwicke
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

AMY WINEHOUSE Love Is a Losing Game

AMY WINEHOUSE
LOVE Is a LOSING GAME
 
Video
 
 
 
 
AMY WINEHOUSE
 
R.I.P.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ROCK N ROLL TWINS

JAGGER & RICHARDS
THE GLIMMER TWINS
 
 
 
 
KEITH RICHARDS & MICK JAGGER
 
 
 
 
THE TOXIC TWINS
 
 
 
JOE PERRY & STEVEN TYLER
 
 
 
 
THE
LIVERPOOL TWINS
 
 
 
 
LENNON & McCARTNEY
 
 
PAUL McCARTNEY & JOHN LENNON
 
The BEATLES
 
 
 
THE JERSEY TWINS
 
 
JON BON JOVIE & RICHIE SAMBORA
 
of
 
BON JOVI
 
Not Sambora's T-Shirt of JOHN LENNON
 
 
 
 
The TERROR TWINS
 
 
TOMMY LEE & NIKKI SIXX
 
MOTLEY CRUE
THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Parade New York

JACK O LANTERNS
HOLLOWEEN PARADE NEW YORK
 
Greenwich Village
 
 
 
SCARY
 
PHSYCO !!!
 
 
 
 
SEXY
 
 
PARIS HILTON
 
 
PARIS BUNNY
 
 
Paris Hilton
 
Alice In Wonderland
 
 
 
The SLUTTY LOOK
 
 
 
 
MILA KUNIS
 
 
MILA
HALLOWEEN PUMKINS
 
MILA KUNIS as a WICKED WITCH
 
"Yes Tha's Our SEXY MILA in There"
 
Unknown HOTTY
 
on HALLOWEEN
 
 
JACK O LANTERNS
 
DaSivano Restorante
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE NEW YORK
THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
ABIDE !!!
Salvador Dali
Dali !!!