Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Artist Partial Rendering of Anthony Bourdain 's Food Market
Celebrity Chef Televison Food Personality Anthony Bourdain is in the midst of opening a massive street style food market on Pier 57 on the Hudson River in New York .. The Pier sits off 15th Street in Chelsea and is quite massive .. It is said the market will have some 100,000 square feet of space for all sorts of food venders including various food specialty shops, restaurants, a beer garden, and most of all stalls for the so-called street food that Mr. Bourdain loves so much, has visited all aroudn the world in Mexico, South America, Europe, and most of all Asia .. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out. Good luck Tony.
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GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
The BADASS COOKBOOK
Right Up TONY'S Alley !!!
IT"S FRIGGIN BADASS
JUST LIKE TONY
at 7:56 AM
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The KING of MEATBALLS
SUNDAY GRAVY Too !!!
MAKING GRAVY with JIMMY KIMMEL
STEVE SHOWS JIMMY
HOW to MAKE GRAVY
GUILLERMO JIMMY & STEVE
"MANGIA la GRAVY"
"IT Ain't SAUCE" !!!
IT'S GRAVY" !!!!
by Daniel Bellino Z
DANIEL BELLINO MAKING SAUCE
Or IS IT GRAVY !!!!
I saw Steve Martorano on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Steve is great. He's the King of Meatballs, and quite possibly GRAVY. Italian Sunday Gravy that is! Or is it Sunday Sauce ... Steve empahtically says it's GRAVY, "IT AIN'T SAUCE" !!! And Steve is adoment about this ... Steve says, "If it has Meat it's Gravy, and if it doesn't as in the case with Tomato Sauce then it's SAUCE ... Basta!
Yes Steve is right about this, but that doesn't mean others are wrong. And Steve has stated that without a doubt in Brookly, New York and South Philadelphia where Steve is from, they all call it Gravy ... But there's always a debate. Some simply call a Italian sauce made with Italian Pork Sausages, Meatballs, Braciole, Spare Ribs, and other meat items (even chicken), that if its tomatoes braised with meat, it's GRAVY and not Sauce, aka Sunday Gravy .. But there are some who call this Sauce, or Sunday Sauce ... Well, different people call it different things, and really there is no one right or wrong answer. I myself and all my family members in Jersey, we all called it Gravy, as do most in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas do.
So why do I call my book Sunday Sauce you ask? Well because it can be. It can be called Sunday Sauce, and as a book title it just sounds better. And for those who don't know, there is a whole science and method to naming, producing, selling, and marketing a book, thus for my book, the name Sunday Sauce ...
And hey, I'm not going to get into a beef with Steve, the guy is awesome and one of the greatest ambassadors of all to what I consider a trully Great and Ligitimate Cusisine of Italian America, that being Italian-American Food (Cusisine).
Anyway, back to the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Steve and the Sunday Gravy ... Steve showed Jimmy how to make it, with a bit of fun and funny ribbing by Steve of Jimmy ... The Gravy was made, and Steve sat down with Guillermo and Jimmy and ate it.
Well Gravy? We have al sorts of Pasta, Zuppa, Pizza, Meatball Parms, Veal & Chicken Parm, Sausage & Peppers and lots more, but there's one Italian-American dish that rains Supreme above all other, and that's our beloved Sunday Sauce on Sunday, or as Steve would say,
"I Ain't Sauce, It's GRAVY" !!!!
BASTA la PASTA !!!!
"Yo CUZ" !!!!
CANNOLIS & GRAVY
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Saturday, September 26, 2015
MOMMA Da FINO'S SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
Momma Da Fino’s Spaghetti & Meatballs As all you Achievers know, the Dude didn’t care too much for that creep DaFino. Following the Dude around all the time, making remarks about Dudes Special Lady Friend and what not, and suggesting to The Dude that they pool their resources, “Fuck-Off Da Fino,” the Dude retorts to that. A lot of good came out of that encounter between The Dude and Da Fino though. “Certain Things Came to Light” about Bunny. “Who The Fuck are the Knutsen’s?” But even better than the Dude finding out about the Knutsen’s and other things coming to light, New Shit, Da Fino dropped a piece of paper with his mother’s Meatball recipe on it. Dude picked it up, and the Dude doesn’t have a problem using a recipe from someone he doesn’t like, “two different things,” and ole Duder can separate them, “No Problemo!” It’s a great Meatball recipe and illustrates the many uses of tomato sauce. You make a good sized batch of tomato sauce and as it’s simmering, you mix up the ground meat and other ingredients to make the meatballs. You round off the Meatballs, then throw them into the sauce to cook for about 35 minutes, cook some Spaghetti and when it’s done, “Voila” you’ve got yourself some fine Spaghetti & Meatballs. If you’re smart, you’ll make a double batch of both the tomato sauce and the Meatballs, so you’ll have leftover Meatballs to make “Meatball Parm Sandwiches” for the next day or two. “Tony Bag of Donuts” suggested this to the Dude. It’s a great idea, and something most Italians do every time they make a batch. It’s an Italian-American ritual in fact, and Dude likes to do it too.
Da Fino: A Dick, Man! And let me tell you something, I dig your work. Playing one side against the other—in Bed with everybody – Fabulous Stuff Man.
Dude: I’m not a—ah, Fuck it, just stay away from my fucking Lady Friend, Man!
Da Fino: Hey, hey, I’m not messing with your Special Lady –
Dude: She’s not my Special Lady, she’s my Fucking Lady Friend. I’m just helping her conceive man!
Da Fino: Maybe we can trade information, pool our resources?
Dude: Fuck Off Da Fino !!!!
1 lb. ground Beef ½ lb. ground Veal ½ Pound Ground Pork
4 Tbs. fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
1 minced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 Tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
2 large eggs
Salt & pepper
½ cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino
Note: If you want, instead of this beef, pork and veal proportions, you can use just Beef (2 lbs.) or 1 lb. Ground Beef & 1 lb. Veal.
In a small bowl, break and beat eggs. Add breadcrumbs and let soak for 6 minutes. In a large bowl, add all the remaining ingredients. Add eggs and mix well with your hands. Shape meat mixture to form balls that are about 2 inches in diameter. Coat the bottom of a cookie sheet or roasting pan with a thin film of olive oil. Cook Meatballs at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Make batch of Dudes Tomato Sauce (pg. 106). When the Sauce is finished cooking and the meatballs have partially cooked in the oven for 10 minutes, take meatballs out of oven and simmer for 35 in a the tomato sauce. Serve Meatballs with Spaghetti for the Classic Italian American favorite Spaghetti and Meatballs or do as the Italians do, especially the Neapolitans and serve the sauce first with Spaghetti, Rigatoni, or ziti. Serve the Meatballs as the main course with a Salad or as a main course with potatoes on the side ..
The SAUCE :
3-28 oz. cans of good quality Crushed Tomatoes always buy them “when?” That’s right, ON SALE
1 medium onion cut into a small dice
9 cloves of Garlic, peeled and finely diced
¼ cup Italian Olive Oil
¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper
14 fresh basil Leaves minced or ¼ teaspoon Dried Basil
1 lb. Of Dried Italian made Spaghetti
½ lb. Good quality grated Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano Reggiano
Place Olive Oil and onions in at least a 3 Qt. Pot. Set on stove over a medium flame. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the minced garlic and cook for three minutes. Add the crushed red pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes. Turn the flame up to high until the sauce comes to the boil. Lower heat to a very low flame. If you are using Dried Basil, you will add in now. If you are using fresh Basil you will add it in the last 10 minutes of cooking. Simmer the sauce over low heat for about 30 minutes. Stir the sauce and the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon every two minutes to keep the sauce from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning. The sauce is done after 30 minutes, turn the gas off. To cook the Spaghetti you should have a large 6 qt. Pot filled with water. Bring the water to the boil and add 2 Tablespoon of salt to the water. Add the pasta and cook according to the directions on the package. Drain the pasta in a colander then place the spaghetti in a large Pasta Serving Bowl. Sprinkle on about 1 tbs. Of olive oil and toss the spaghetti. Add a cup and a half of the tomato sauce to the spaghetti and toss. Serve four equal portions of spaghetti on 4 plates or pasta bowls. Top each serving of spaghetti with about 1/3 of a cup of sauce and serve. Put a bowl of the grated cheese on the table and let everybody help themselves. “Bon Appetito”
Excerpted from GOT ANY KAHLUA ? The COLLECTED RECIPES of THE DUDE
by Daniel Zwicke
at 9:15 AM
Friday, September 25, 2015
TACOS & BURRITOS alla DUDERINI !!! Burritos and Tacos. What the difference, some would ask? What’s the difference? Most know, as does The Dude, but in case you’re from Bum F_ck, Iowa, or you just don’t know, here goes. Well, they are both made from Tortillas that are made of either Corn or Flour. Dude usually prefers Flour Tortillas. Tacos are a smaller Tortilla that are filled with various Meat, Vegetable, Fish, and or Poultry, or just about anything you want to throw in them. You fill the tortillas with your fillings of choice, fold in half and eat. Burritos are larger Tortillas, made mostly of Flour, but can be corn. Burritos can have the same multitude of ingredients, whatever the person making or eating the Burrito decides on. Where the Taco is filled with the ingredients and folded in half, a Burrito is packages to completely envelope the contents inside. The Burrito also may have rice inside, which Tacos usually do not. Also, one Burrito should be enough for a full serving, were as with Tacos you usually need Two or Three to make a meal and they may be of one, two, or three different types. Maybe; one Pork, one with Beef, and one Grilled Chicken Taco. On the Baja Peninsular in Mexico and in San Diego, California where the Dude, Donny, and Walter have been known to make many a road trip to, the Fish Taco “Rains Supreme” and is most popular in these areas. Yes the Dudes clunker was able to make it there and back, a number of times. Yes, our hero “The Dude” really loves his Tacos and Burritos, most Los Angelinos (all Californians) do. Dude loves all kinds of Tacos and Burritos, filled with Chicken , Pork, Fish or what-not, and Dude eats all of them. But when it comes to eating Tacos and Burritos at home, most often with the Dude, they are Chili Cheese Tacos or Chili, Rice, Beans, and Cheese Burritos. The reason is simple. Dude loves making his Cowboy Chili, and once Dude has a batch made, it’s Chili and Cheese Burritos all the way. They’re easy, once Dude has his Chili already on hand, in the frig. DUDES CHILI CHEESE QUESADILLA Quesadillas are a great item to serve at a party, along with Guacamole, and perhaps some Chili con Carne or one of The Dudes favorite Chicken-Wings Recipes, as the main event. Dude often likes to make a Quesadilla and have it along with two Fried Eggs for breakfast or anytime of the day. “A great combo!” says ole Duder. To make a Quesadilla, simply take one or more large flour tortillas, sprinkle grated Cheddar, Monterey Jack or some type Mexican Cheese over the top. Put some heated Chili on top of Cheese in spots here and there, not over the whole tortilla completely. Put on a sheet pan and heat in a 375 degree oven for about 6 minutes. Remove from oven, fold the Quesadilla in half so it is in the shape of a half circle. Cut into 4-6 wedges and serve. GUACAMOLE RECIPE “The Dudes Way” Hey Man, it’s California, it’s LA, Dudes a slacker Hippy. Of course he likes his “Guac.” Dude got this recipe from his buddy Juan. And it’s a good one. Serve in a bowl at a party with Tortilla Chips, or add to the filling of any type of Taco or Burrito you like. INGREDIENTS: 1⁄2 cup finely chopped white onion 2 Jalapeño Peppers, seeded and minced 2 tbsp. finely chopped Fresh Cilantro Salt, a pinch 2 medium Hass Avocados (ripe) 2 Plum Tomato, chopped to a medium dice Cut Avocados in half. Remove the pit. Scoop out pulp and put into a medium size glass mixing bowl. Mash avocado with a potato-masher or back of a wooden spoon to break down the avocado. Add all remaining ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Serve with Tortilla Chips, and or use as an ingredient for Burritos & Tacos. And Enjoy! Excerpted From GOT ANY KAHLUA ? The COLLECTED RECIPES of THE DUDE RECIPES in THE BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK - GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
DUDE DOES RAMEN Ramen, another Bedrock of “Dude Cookery.” Ramen, quite a lot has been written, on the subject of Ramen, it’s “One dam Great invention that Millions of College Students over the years would agree with. Ramen is also a favorite of those with limited means, and folks on a tight budget. Ramen wasn’t around that much way back when our hero The Dude was going to college, so he didn’t partake or Abide in “The Ramen” back then. You can bet your sweet bippy though, if Ramen was around and popular back then, Ramen would have been a major player in the Dudes College Diet along with canned Tuna, Chili, and Spaghetti. The Dude however and for the past 15 years or so, has embraced Ramen and its varied uses in quite a big way. Dude likes Ramen for its Thrifty Cost, Ease and Quickness of preparation. Dude usually whips up a Ramen Meal in about 10 minutes or less. Dude likes that. He also likes the versatility of Ramen and the cool packaging, and the Dude always keeps his cupboard packed with Ramen that he gets at some large discount chain for about 6 packs for $1.00 .. Not Bad! Dude says besides cans of Tuna, he always has Ramen, Eggs, and a can of Spam on hand, so if the frig and the rest of his cupboard is bare, he can whip up some dry seasoned Ramen, a couple slices of Spam and a Fried Egg or two and he’s set 1, 2, Three! COOKING RAMEN Cooking Ramen Noodles is one of the simplest things one could ever wish to do, just follow the instructions on the back of the package. Actually there are two main ways to cook and serve Ramen Noodles. One way to cook Ramen Noodles is as a soup, which is the way they are mainly intended. You place a couple cups of water into a pot. Bring the water to the boil, add the seasoning contents from the small flavor packet in the package, add the noodles and let boil for 3 minutes. Your Ramen Noodle Soup is ready to eat. The Ramen is fine like this, but if you want a bit of a better meal, you can throw in any kind of fresh vegetable (Bok Choy, Broccoli, Carrots, etc..) that you have blanched beforehand. The second method is to cook the Ramen Noodles either in seasoned (from the flavor packet) or un-seasoned boiling water for three minutes, then draining the noodles in a colander or wire-basket and serving them dry. Once the noodles have been drained from the water or broth, you put them on a plate and season them to give them flavor. Many will reserve just a little water (2 tablespoons) and toss the water with about half of the seasonings from the flavor packet and they are ready to eat. Dudes favorite way to prepare and eat Ramen Noodles is to cook the noodles in boiling water that has been seasoned with the whole contents of the flavor packet for 3 minutes, then draining the noodles to dry. The Dude then places the noodles on a plate, sprinkles on a little salt, about a tablespoon of Sesame Oil (Great Flavor), then he hits it with one of his favorite Hot Sauces such as; Sriracha, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Crystal, or Tabasco. This preparation is absolutely delicious on its own. Dude eats it all the time; 2 or 3 times a week for a breakfast of Ramen and Eggs. The Dude often eats Ramen for lunch with one or two fried eggs that are seasoned with salt and pepper or with Maggie’s Sauce, “Yum!” Besides eating Ramen Noodles for Breakfast or Lunch and occasionally dinner, The Dude often has a serving of Ramen in-between meals when he gets hungry. They are quick (just 3 minutes) and easy and just the right size. A portion of Ramen Noodles on their own with nothing else on the plate is enough to satisfy your hunger so that hungry feeling disappears and you are satisfied, and the portion size is not too much that it will ruin your meal that you plan on eating later and you will be able to eat that meal latter-on. And we should point out here, being a Californian, The Dude and most of his fellow Californians really love Mexican and all Asian Cuisine Foods, and this is why Dude loves his Ramen with nice fresh green Asian vegetables, like Mustard Greens and especially Baby Bok Choy. Along with eating dry Ramen Noodles on their own or with a little something on the side, you can have them with a piece of Kielbasa, a couple links of breakfast sausage, with Bacon, or one or two slices of fried Spam or Taylor Ham or any type of Ham you wish, even a Hot Dog or two will do. So the Dudes really favorite way and one of the more nutritious ways to have his Ramen is when he buys a pound or two of Baby Bok Choy. The Dude simply blanches the Bok Choy in salted boiling water that he cooks the Ramen in. Once the water comes to the boil he throws in 2-3 heads of the Baby Bok Choy that has been washed and split in half. Let the Bok Choy cook in the water for about 2 ½ minutes, take them out of the water with a slotted spoon and place in a colander to let excess water drain. At this point you put your noodles and the contents of the flavor packet in the boiling water. Put the Bok Choy on the plate and sprinkle on a little salt and Sesame Oil. Drain the Ramen Noodles from the water, place on the plate and season with salt, Sesame Oil, salt, and Hot Sauce. “Voila, you have a quick (6-8 minutes), super economical meal that has tasty noodles and delicious nutritious Baby Bok Choy. NOTE: You can use many different vegetables of your choice when making Ramen. Harder Green Vegetables such as Green Beans or Broccoli are best. You can also use the larger type of regular Bok Choy as well, but the baby type is preferred, and The Dude says it taste better and looks better on the plate to boot. Dude just loves it! Ecerpted From GOT ANY KAHLUA ? RECIPES in The Dude BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK
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"I want Coffee Flavored FUCKING COFFEE !!! "
DENNIS on COFFEE
Coffee doesn't need a menu, it needs a cup! That's all it needs! Maybe a saucer underneath the cup- that's it!
DENNIS on STARBUCKS
Did I miss a fucking meeting with the coffee? You can get every other flavor except COFFEE FLAVORED COFFEE! They got mochaccino, they've got chococcino, frapaccino, capaccino, rapaccino, Al Pacino, WHAT THE FUCK! www.whattheFUCK.com!!
When I was a kid, Dunkin' Donuts had two things: coffee and donuts, and that was it! You took the donut, dunked it in the coffee, thus the fucking title of the place!
"I LOVEFUCKING SMOKING"
Classic Greek Coffee Cup
"COFFEE Flavored FUCKING COFFEE"
at 7:52 AM
Sunday, September 20, 2015
.KEITH RICHARDS SHEPHARDS PIE 3 lbs. Potaotes, peeled and diced 1 tablespoon Butter Salt & Pepper to taste 2 large onions, peeld and chopped 2 lbs. Ground Beef 2 large Carrots peeled and diced fine 1 - 12 ounce can beef stock and 12 ounce water 1 tablespoon Cornstarch . PREPARATION: 1. Put potatoes in a pot of water, bring to boil, then lower to a steady simmer and cook until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes when done cooking. 2. Mash potatoes with a potato masher. And butter, salt, & pepper and mix with wooden spoon. 3. Cook carrots in boiling water for 4 minutes, then drain in strainer or colander. 4. Add beef to a large skillet with 4 tablespoons oil. Add oniesn, cook 3 minutes. Turn heat to high and start cooking while mixing with a wooden spoon. After 2 minutes turn heat down to medium flame. Cook beef until the beef has lost all its raw color. 5. Add carrots, beef stock, water, and cornstarch and stir. Bring liquids up to the simmer and cook for 10 minutes while stirring. 6. Pour Beef Mixture into a glass or ceramic casserole or pie dish. Top with mashed potatoes, adding a few dollops of butter over top of potatoes. 7. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minuts. Ket cool slight for 5 minutes before serving, then do as Keef does and Enjoy !!!
at 3:51 PM
Cowboy Stranger :
"I like your style Dude, but do you have to Cuss so much?"
Dude :"What the Fuck are you talking about?"
Cowboy Stranger : "OK, have er your way Dude."
Walter : "So far it seems we have a series of victim-less occurances."
Dude : "What about the FUCKING TOE ???"
"DON'T FUCK With THE JESUS MAN !!!"
Fictisious Porn Film
Starring TARA REID as BUNNY LEBOWSKI
Maude Shows Dude Log Jammin
Maude : The Story is ludicrous, you can imagine what happens next.
Dude : He Fixes The CABLE ???
Dude : : Listen Maude I'm Sorry your Mother is a NYPHOMANIAC ..
Maude She's not my mother !!!!!!
Donny : "They were NAZIS DUDE ??? "
"I'LL SUCK Your COCK for a Thousand DOLLARS"
"But Brandt can't watch or he has to pay a Hundred"
Bunny to The DUDE
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GOT ANY KAHLUA ?
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All The DUDES RECIPES
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