Steve Martorano King of Meatballs Gravy

The KING of MEATBALLS
And
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” !!!!
STEVE MARTORANO
SUNDAY SAUCE
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 !!!!
Italian Gravy
“Yo CUZ” !!!!
STEVE MARTORANO
SAUSAGE MEATBALLS
CANNOLIS & GRAVY
Meatball & Rib Gravy
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Danny Bolognese
&
The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK
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Spaghetti Sauce alla Sinatra

FRANK SINATRA
 
 
SUNDAY GRAVY alla SINATRA
    As a boy and young man, Dolly Sinatra would often make Frankie Spaghetti & Meatballs, which Frank loved all his life, from his Mom and at his favorite restaurant “Patsy’s” on West 56th
Street in New York.
    Frank also liked Maccheroni with Sausage & Meatballs , otherwise known as Sunday Sauce or simply “Gravy” with Sausage & Meatballs.
MAKING SUNDAY GRAVY alla SINATRA
To make “Sunday Gravy alla Sinatra,” simply make the above recipe for Spaghetti
& Meatballs. Cook and brown 1 ½ pounds of Italian Sweet Sausages, and after
you have completed step # 5 in previous recipe, add the browned Sausages and
continue cooking and following the above recipe. After you have simmered the
tomatoes and sausages for 1 – 1/4 hours, you will brown the meatballs and add
to “Sauce.” Continue cooking another 35 minutes, on the lowest simmer, and
“Voila,” you’ll end up with Sunday Sauce Gravy alla Sinatra, “Just the way
Frank liked it!”

PS .. For the most authentic version of the way Frank ate Sunday Sauce Gravy, use Ronzoni brand Spaghetti or Rigatoni pasta, and don’t forget to have some Frank Sinatra records playing as you make the Meatballs & Gravy and when you are eating as well. And it is definitely to have Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Jerry Vale playing as well, but Sinatra is a must. Bon Appetito!
 
 
EXCERPTED From SUNDAY SAUCE by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
See SUNDAY SAUCE For Complete Recipe … SUNDAY SAUCE – When Italian-Americans Cook
is Available in Paperback & Kindle on AMAZON.com
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Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner
 
MANGIA BENE !
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RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN GRANDMOTHER
Author Daniel Bellino and Frank Sinatra’s Families are both
from the Town of LECARA FRIDDI in SICILY
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SICILIAN RICE BALLS
Recipe in Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook
Just Like FRANK & DANIEL Had
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