Catherine and Charles Scorsese
as they Appear in Son Martin Scorsese ‘s Film “ITALIAN AMERICAN”
CATHERINE SCORSESE Making SUNDAY SAUCE ITALIAN GRAVY
For The Shooting of ITALIAN AMERICAN
GRANDMA BELLINO’S SICILIAN COOKBOOK
RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA
CHARLIE SCORSESE Making SUNDAY SAUCE GRAVY
In The Prison Scene with Paul Sorvino , Ray Liotta , and Frank Pelligrino Sr
In Martin Scorsese ‘s GOODFELLAS
Screenplay Martin Scorsese and Nick Pileggi
based on Nicholas Pileggi’s Book WISEGUY
In MARTIN SCORSESE’S GODDFELLAS
“The Hoof The Hoof”
The SCORSESE FAMILY
Marty Charlie and Catherine
In Their ELIZABETH STREET Apartment
WHEN ITALIAN AMERICANS COOK
ALBANESE BUTCHER SHOP
The Albanese Meats and Poultry Market had its humble beginning in New York City’s famous “Little Italy” in 1923.
Started by Moe-the-Butcher’s father and mother, Vincenzo and Mariannina (Mary), the Albanese Family has been serving the very finest meats and poultry for nearly 85 years.
In a part of the city overrun with butchers, pork stores, and Italian deli’s, Albanese Meats and Poultry distinguished itself by catering to their customers and exclusively serving many of the specialty meats and holiday favorites desired by the mostly Italian immigrant community at that time.
Then in the early 50’s, Moe, after finishing college, joined the family business, as the success of the store on Elizabeth Street allowed them to expand their footprint on the Lower East Side with another store near the Williamsburg Bridge.
Then with the untimely passing of Vincenzo in 1954, the new shop was closed and Moe put aside his aspirations of attending medical school to join his mother on Elizabeth Street. He’s been there ever since.
Mary and Moe worked together on Elizabeth Street for nearly 50 years until her passing at the age of 97 in 2002. Now, Moe carries on the business and the great family tradition- serving only the finest cuts of meat with the same enjoyment and enthusiasm as the old days.