La Tavola is New York York Italian

ITALIAN-AMERICAN GREENWICH VILLAGE And NEW YORK

 
The Food, People, Restaurants, Pork Stores, Butcher Shops, Bakeries, and Caffes of Italian-American New York .. Wonderful Recipes and Stories of Italian-American New Yorkers, their Food, Kitchens, and Feast of The Table “La Tavola”

   The BEST of ITALIAN-AMERICA

Wow, what a wonderful book. If you love Italian Food and are in to the Italian-American lifestyle and its many fine rituals of kitchen and table then you’ll just love Daniel Bellino Zwicke’s “La Tavola.” The book is filled with many wonderful stories of Italian-America, like a chapter all about the famed Italian-American Sunday Ritual of The Sunday Sauce, aka “Gravy.” There’s a wonderful chapter on SINATRA, and a great one on Italian Wine. This book is filled with many great stories of Italian-America and all involved and through the stories, this book is almost like a guide book in the fact that there are so many facts peppered in the stories. Facts and info on the best Italian Restaurants, Caffes, Bakeries, Pizzerias, Pork Stores and such. The book has some wonderful recipes, like; how to make the Best Tomato Sauce, Pasta Fazool, Chicken Cacciatore, Sunday Sauce, Meatball Parm Sandwiches and all your Italian Favorites. It’s a book of Food, Friends, Family and Love. I highly recommend this one.

 As Reviewed on AMAZON.com

 


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 Question :  Where to get the Best Plat of SPAGHETTI MEATBALLS in New York


 Answer : MONTE’S TRATTORIA on Macdougald Street in GREENWICH VILLAGE 

  

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TRATTORIA MONTE’S   …. Greenwich Village New York

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SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLLS

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“Just Because”  !!!






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Veal Milanese alla Sinatra

Frank SInatra & Ava Gardner
 
“Mangia Bene”
 
 
 
VEAL MILANESE alla SINATRA
 
 
 
Veal Milanese? Now that’s Italian! Italian from Italy that is, and totally authentic to Italy and not an Italian-American invention. Veal Milanese is par-ticularly loved by New York and New Jersey Italian-Americans, but it’s a dish that is not often eaten at home. It is most often eaten in Italian Restaurants. Veal Milanese is a dish that when made in its most classic form and of the original recipe is made with a rib veal-chop that is pounded thin, then breaded, then fried in a combination of butter and oil to browned, crisp, and crunchy. It is put on a plate and topped with a salad of Arugala & Tomato. It is simple and delicious. Veal Milanese is simple and delicious, but cheap it’s not. This dish can cost you anywhere from about $29 to $42 a pop, with the average being about $39 in a restaurant. Not cheap! You can make it at home for about $10 or $12, considerably cheaper than 39 dollars. But guess what? Just like with our friend Veal Parmigiano, Veal Milanese can be made with chicken or pork. Yes, it’s no longer Veal Milanese, but Pork or Chicken Milanese. But guess what? It taste just as good, and it’s way cheaper. So if, you have a hankering for some Veal Milanese, but don’t want to spend $39 plus tip, plus tax, and you’ve got to have a least one glass of wine in a restaurant, that Veal Milanese with all the rest is gonna cost you about $65 or so. Dam! But you’ve got alternatives. You can make Veal Milanese at home for $10 to $12, or you can make Pork or Chicken Milanese for $3 or $4 a serving. Not a bad alternative.
Oh, and by the way, did you know that Veal Milanese was one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite dishes? Yes, ol Blue Eyes loved it, along with; a simple bowl of Spaghetti Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce), Clams Posillipo, Sausages, Meatballs, and of course Sunday Sauce. As many know, Patsy’s on West 56th Street in New York was Sinatra’s all-time favorite restaurant. He loved and adored the place, and ate there for more than 50 years. Frank liked his Veal Milanese at Patsy’s and he liked it a certain way, extra thin and extra crisp. Veal Milanese is already pounded thin to begin with, but Frank liked his even thinner, and at Patsy’s they always granted Frank’s request and gave him what he wanted, which was good-old, no-fuss Italian Food prepared to perfection. Basta!
 
 
 
Excerpted from SUNDAY SAUCE  by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
 
 
Frank Sinatra
with 
Dean Martin
and Other Freinds
 
 
 
INGREDIENTS:
4 Veal Cutlets from your butcher, or pork or chicken 1-1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
1 ½ cups flour
3 eggs, Salt & Black Pepper
4 cups Arugala, 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
2 lemons cut in half
Vegetable Oil for frying and half stick of butter
2 lemons cut in half
6 tablespoons Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper to Taste
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
Preparation:
1. Place four, eggs, and bread crumbs each in their own separate bowls.
2. Season cutlets with Salt & Pepper. Season eggs, Flour and breadcrumbs with salt & pepper
3. Dredge each veal cutlet in flour, and shake off excess flour.
4. Then dredge veal in eggs, shaking off excess flour before putting in to breadcrumbs.
5. Completely coat veal cutlets with breadcrumbs. Press bread crumbs in to the cutlets. Set Aside.
6. Heat oil over medium heat in a frying pan that is big enough to cook 2 cutlets at a time.
7. When oil is hot enough for frying, add butter and turn heat to high. Add 2 of the breaded cutlets and fry on each side to slightly golden brown. Remove fried cutlets to a plate with paper towels and keep warm.
8. Fry other 2 cutlets until golden brown on each side.
9. Place Arugala and Tomatoes in a mixing bowl. Olive Oil and Vinegar. Season with Salt & Pepper to taste. Toss Salad.
10. Place each cooked Veal Cutlet on a plate each. top each cutlet with salad. Place a half lemon on each plate and serve your Veal Milanese
Veal Milanese alla Sinatra and Other Great Recipes
and Stories in SUNDAY SAUCE  by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
Mangia Bene !
 
 
 
 
SINATRA Dines with HUMPHREY BOGART
 
 
 
 
SECRET ITALIAN RECIPES
SEGRETO ITALIANO   by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
FRANK
 
R.I.P.
 
“We Love You Frank”
 

Frank Sinatra’s Favorite Foods

 

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A Young Frank Sinatra  ….  Hoboken, New Jersey

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Frank Sinatra

“Come Fly with Me” !!!

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PATSY’S  “Franks Favorite Restaurant”

Frank’s Favorite Restaurant in The World, was Patsy’s on West 56th Street in New York, in The Theater District near Times Square .. Frank’s Favorites were; Calms Posillipo, Spaghetti Pomodoro,  Veal Milanes (extra Thin & Crispy) and Spaghetti & Meatballs of which patsy’s makes The Best in The City ..

FRANK & AVA GARDNER Mangia Bene !!!

FRANK & AVA GARDNER
Mangia Bene !!!

 

 

FRANK & DINO

FRANK & DINO

 

 

FRANK'S FAVORITE ITALIAN BREAD ... PARISI on MOTT STREET, LITTLE ITALY, New York, NY

FRANK’S FAVORITE ITALIAN BREAD … PARISI on MOTT STREET, LITTLE ITALY, New York, NY

FRANK’S FAVORITE ITALIAN BREAD

PARISI BAKERY MOTT STREET

LITTLE ITALY, NY NY

FRANK'S FAVORITE PIZZA

FRANK’S FAVORITE PIZZA “PATYSY’S”
East Harlem

FRANKS FAVORITE PIZZA

PATSY’S in EAST HARLEM

No Relation to PATSY’S on 56th STREET

PASTY'S PIZZERIA

PASTY’S PIZZERIA

 

 

 

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SINATRA at JILLY’S New York with Friends and Daughters NANCY and TINA

Frank loved going to his close Pal JILLY RIZZO’S New York Restaurant JILLY’S where Frank would eat Chinese Food, tell stories, and drink JACK DANIEL’S to the Wee Hours of the morning …

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SUNDAY SAUCE

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Dean Martin looks on as Sammy Davis Jr. pours Frank a Jack Daniels

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Jack Daniel’s and Frank Sinatra

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FRANK SINATRA with Cigarette & JACK DANIELS

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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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