Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Amy Winehouse Love Losing Game


AMY WINEHOUSE  - Love Is a Losing Game






ABIDE in IT !!!



Friday, November 20, 2015

Worlds Best Breakfast

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My Breakfast at Villa Maria Agroturismo, Minori

"Yes the Breakfast was amazing and trully the best of my life. How can it not be, look where I was sitting."  Perched hi atop the town of Minori on the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy, "My God!" I had the most beautiful view imagineable on the terrazzo at Villa Maria Agroturismo looking down on the lovely seaside town of Minori with Ravello higher up the mountian and to the right. My breakfast, The BEst in The World. Well the best breakfast I've ever had; nice hot Coffee, Amalfi Lemon Cake, fresh Sfogliatelle, fresh fruit, toast and 10 different Homemade Jams made my Vincenzo and Maria with fruit from there farm. What could be better? Not much I tell you!

The World's Best Breakfast? Yes, well maybe. Or maybe not, but for me, the best breakfast I've ever had in my life. I came across Villa Maria Agroturismo when I was watching vidoes of Sicily and The Amalfi Coast on Youtube one night. I was getting ready to go on my trip and I was just looking for inspritation and a way to psych myself for my upcomong vacation. I just happened upon this video made by David Rocco. David Rocco is a Celebrity Chef from Toronto and he had done a series of food & wine videos on Italy. This particular one that I came across was about this wonderful little agroturismo Lemon Grove Farm in Minaori Italy on The Amalfi Coast called Villa Maria Agroturismo. Well I loved the video and fell in love with this place and the people who run it, husband and wife team Vincenzo & Maria. Vincenzo tends to his farm which is mainly a wonderful Lemon farm, but Vincenzo also has a good number of Olive Trees to make olive oil, he has grapevines from which he gets grapes to make a wonderful red wine and a white as well, he grows all sorts of fruits and vegetables, he has chickens for eggs and meat, as well as pigs so he can make his own homemade Salami and Prosciutto.
Yes Vincenzo takes care of the farm and he also runs his little inn agrosturismo that has 6 lovely little rooms way up in the mountain top of Minori. They also have a nice little restauarnt that you eat, yes the world's best breakfast and a marvelous 4 Course Dinner every night made my Maria with all the food made from products from their farm; Salami, Wine, Olive Oil, fruits and vegetbles, Pork Chops, Frittata (eggs) etc.. You'll not get a better meal anywhere, I promise you.

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View of Minori From VILLA MARIA

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Lemon Grove, Villa Maria Agroturismo, Minori Italy

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Pacceri Frutta di Mare  .. My Lunch Vilal Maria, the day I arrived ...






Wednesday, November 11, 2015



Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner  .... "Mangia Bene"

Wanna Eat like the late great Frank Sinatra? Who wouldn't? Frank was Sicilian-American and ate Sicilian food, but even more so he loved classic Italian-American Neapolitan Cusisine, with dishes like Clams Posillipo, Spaghetti Marinara, Eggplant Parmigiano, and Veal Milanese were Frank's favvorite dishes, and his favorite restauarnt to eat these dishes at was the great Old-School Italian Red-Sauce Joint on West 56th Street in New York called Patsy's .. Yes it was Frank's favorite, and when in New York Frank also like to go to The 21 Club, PJ Clarke's, Gilly's, and Gino's on Lexington Avenue ...


Patsy's  ... 56th Street

FRANK SINATRA'S Favorite Restaurant

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One of FRANK'S Favorites


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Pounded Extra Thin

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Two of Frank's Favorites

Together on One Plate

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANO & Spaghetti Marinara




Charle's "Lucky" Lucciano

Was From Lercara Friddi Sicily

The Same Town as Sinatra's Father Anthony Martino

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Another of FRANK'S Favorites !!!

Sammy Davis Jr. Looks On

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Another of Frank's Favorites

PJ Clarke's  .. 3rd Avenue .. NEW YORK, NY

Where Frank Downed Many a JACK DANIELS

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FRANK Eating a Scrambled Egg & Bacon Sandwich

Yes Another Favorite


In Daniel Bellino's SUNDAY SAUCE



When Italian-Americans Cook


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by Daniel Bellino Z



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cooking Italian in Positano Italy on The Amalfi Coast

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Cooking Italian - Greatest Hits Cookbook is a wonderful new cookbook from Best Selling Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke  ... You'll notice a site that's now familar to many on the cover, the beautiful town of Positano, located on the Amalfi Coast .. Greatest Hits Cookbook, it's just that, with recipes like; Lasagna, Manicoti, Caponata, Veal Milanese, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Baked Clams Oreganata, and all your favorite Italian dishes. The nod to the Positano and The Amalfi Coast south of Naples in dishes like Insalata Caprese (Tomato Mozzarella Salad), Mussels Marinara, Spaghetti Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce), Lasagna Carnevale from Naples, Spaghetti Vongole (Clam Sauce) and more .. Anyone who loves Italian Food will just eat this book up (Pun intended). The book is filled with a wonderful selection of recipes and as per this authors usual style the recipes are accompanied by lots of great stories on the dishes, where they come from and the people that cook them .. All in all, Cooking Italian - Greatest Hits Cookbook is a must have cookbook for anyone who loves cooking Italian Food and collecting cookbooks and is looking for one book that has just about all of Italian-America's favorite dishes of all ..  The book is actually two books in one. The front hald of the book is filled with all the favorite dishes of Antipast, Pasta, Chicken, Meat, Fish, and Italian Desserts. After this, Daniel's book The Feast of The 7 Fish - Italian Christmas is included in the back half of the book. This is quite a great way to learn how to make this famous Italian Christmas Feast and have a whole slew of Italian Greatest Hits Recipes to boot. We think you'll agree. 

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On The Amalfi Coast .. Italy


Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
Author Cooking Italian Greatest Hits Cookbook
and Friend Vincenzo of Villa Maria Agroturismo
Minori, Italy on The Amalfi Coast

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Pacceri Vongole at Villa Maria, Minori

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View of Minori from Villa Maria