Back to Italy Naples Sicily Amalfi Coast

First Stop NAPOLI
 
 
and
 
PIZZA !!!
 
 
 
 
la PIZZA
 
e PIZZAIOLO
 
 
 
la BELLA NAPOLI
 
Old Postcard of Naples
 
 
 
AMALFI COAST
 
RAVELLO
 
View From The Top
 
 
 
 
POSITANO
 
 
 
 
MINORI
 
The Amalfi Coast
 
aka
 
Costa di Amalfitana
 
 
 
 
 
VILLA MARIA
Lemon Grove Farm Agroturismo
in
Minori
 
 
This is Where I’ll Be Staying for Three Glorious Days
(Maybe More)
On The AMALFI COAST
 
One of The Most Beautiful Spots on Earth “Bar None”
 
This is The View From AGROTURISMO VILLA MARIA
in
MINORI, ITALY
 
This is One of The Many Gorgeous Views From The Property
 
Looking Down Onto the Lovely Town of Minori and Out On To The Sea
 
The Tyrrhenian Sea
 
 
 
This is My Back Porch Terrace of My Room
 
at
 
VILLA MARIA
 
 
 
Lemon Trees at Villa Maria
 
 
 
On to SICILY
 
 
 
 
Taormina
 
 
 
 
The GREEK THEATER
 
at TAORMINA
 
with
 
Mt ETNA
 
 
 
Piazza del Duomo
 
TAORMINA SICILY
 
 
on to PALERMO
 
 
A View of PALERMO
 
 
 
Mondello
 
 
Mondello is a Lovely Beach on The Outskirts of Palermo
 
 
 
Then on To My Friends at Villa TASCA
 
Villa Tasca
 
 
 
VINEYARDS at VILLA TASCA
 
 
 
 
Me & Conti Ciuseppe Tasca
 
with a Bottle of Giuseppe’s Famed Rosso del Conti
 
 
 
On to My Grandparents Home Town
 
 
 
My Maternal Grandparents
 
PHILIPO & JOSEPHINA BELLINO
 
with My Mother LUCIA
&
UNCLE TONY
 
Lodi, New Jersey
 
about 1940
 
 
I Will Go to The City Hall in Lercara Friddi and get any pertinent records
of my Grandparenst Philipo & Josephine. I will also go to the church they were
baptized in as well as being married there ..
 
Note : Our family Name was Bellina, spelled with an “a” not an “o” but like
many immigrants passing through Ellis Island back at the turn of the Century (1900), the
correct spelling of my Grandparents was changed slightly from Bellina to Bellino. Since that was the spelling of their name on the very important document of them passing through Ellis Island, New York in 1904, it was the spelling they stuck with and used.
 
 
 
The Chairman of The Board
 
Francis Alber Sinatra
 
aka FRANK
aka
 
FRANK SINATRA
 
Ancestry of Lercara Friddi, (Sicilia) Italy
 
 

My Grandparents who came from Lercara Friddi, the same town as Frank Sinatra and

Lucky Luciano, immigrated to America and settled on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in Yorkville, and lived there for a few years before moving to the town of Lodi in New Jersey, which was at the time inhabited sole of Italian-American Immigrants, of which 90% of them were from Sicily …
 
My Grandfather Philipo was a Shoemaker in Lercara Friddi as was Frank Sinatra’s 
grandfather. It’s most likely they knew each other being from a small town in the 1880’s, 90s, and early 1900 Hundreds .. We may even be related which I will try to find out at the city hall in Lercara Friddi. “Wouldn’t that be Cool?”
 
 
On to See My Friend FRANCISCO PLANETA
 
of
 
PLANETA WINES
 
 
PLANETA VINEYARDS
 
Sambuca, Sicily
 
 

 

CORLEONE
 
 
 
 
AL PACINO
 
 
 
aka
 
Michael Corleone
 
 
 
 
OFF to MARSALA 
 
to Visit My Friends Jose & Antonio Rallo 
at
Their Family Wine Estate DONNAFUGATA
 
 
 
View of MARSALA
 
SICILIA 
 
ITALY
 
 
DONNAFUGATA
 
MARSALA, ITALY
 
 
 
Brother & Sister
 
JOSE & ANTONIO RALLO
 
 
DONNA FUGATA VINEYARDS
 
MARSALA
 
 
 
 
Me & My FRIENDS WINES
 
CAMPACIO, VENICA SAUVIGNON
 
DONNAFUGATA “MILLE UNA NOTTE”
 
BARBI BRUNELLO
 
PLANETA CERASUALO Di VITTORIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
by Daniel Bellino Z
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
 
RECIPES From MY SICILIAN NONNA
 
by DANIEL BELLINO-ZWICKE
 
COMING JULY 2015
 
Recipes From Josephina Bellino Her Children & Grandchildren
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Danny Bolognese Recipes

Author Daniel Bellino “Z”
 
aka DANNY BOLOGNESE
 
Making a Pot of His Famouse Bolognese
 
 
Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke, a.k.a.  Danny Bolognese has some wonderful best selling cookbooks no under his belt. Daniel has authored such Best Seeling Titles as; La TAVOLA, Sunday Sauce, The Feast of The 7 Fish – Italian Christmas, SEGRETO ITALIANO aka Secret Italian Recipes and GOT ANY KAHLUA? aka The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK ..
 
Daniel said he was torn giving up his famous Secret Bolognese Recipe, but finally relented. He said it was time to let the cat out of the bag, and get it out there for the whole world to see, what some like The Journal of Italian Food Wine & Travel called the Best Bolognese in America .. It was at Daniel’s restauratn Bar Cichetti (1st Venetian Wine Bar in the U.S.) that Daniel first garned attention for his famed Bolognese and other of his tasty Italian Meat Ragus like; his
Duck Ragu, and Grandma’s Sunday Gravy … 
Daniel says everyone shoudl know how to make a great Ragu, or at least Sugo di Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce to you and me).
Yes Daniel was hesitant to give up his famed Bolognese recipe, but if you want it, it’s in two of his very popular Italian Cookbooks; SEGRETO ITALIANO – Secret Italian Recipes, or his first book La TAVOLA which is a collection of Stories of Italian-American Food Kitchen & Table, with 30 Bellino Family Recipes at the back of the book. If you’ve never read any of Daniel’s cookbooks, and you love Italian Food & Culture, we suggest you get your hands on one or two of his books. Daniel’s recipes are incrediable, and his story telling abilities are delightful.
 
 
 
 
Article by James Wilke
 
 
 
BOOKS by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
SEGRETO ITALIANO
 
Secret Italian Recipes
 
Including Danny’s Bolognese
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK
 
 
 
 
 
La TAVOLA
 
Italian-American New Yorkers Adventures 
of The Table
 
“And KITCHEN Too!”
 
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
COOKING SICILIAN
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Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook
Recipes From My SICILIAN NONNA
by Daniel Bellino “Z”
 
 
 
 
 

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NOT THE FINAL COVER
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GRANDMA BELLINO’S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
 
Recipes From My Sicilian Nonna
 
 
by Daniel Bellino
 
 
THIS Is NOT THE COVER
 
Just a Mock-Up
 
The Actual Cover Will Be Quite Different
 
After working on a book for some time, just seeing pages in a computer can be a bit much.
Just wanted to see a cover of the book, and made this one myself. My designer will produce something much more attractive, as he has proven in the past. Well, just wanted to have a bit of fun and something to look at untile the true cover comes together.
 
This my latest book Grandma Bellino’s Italian Cookbook – Recipes of My Sicilian Nonna is a collection of Sicilian & Sicilian-American Recipes. Most of the recipes are of my Nonna Josephina Salemi Bellino. Some of the recipes are from her offspring like my mother Lucia and her Brother Tony, along with recipes from my Aunts Fran and Helen and my sister Barbara.

 SAMPLES of BOOK COVERS From MY GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Meatball Parm Mondays

Meatball Parm Mondays

SUNDAY SAUCE

When Italian Americans Cook

Segreto Italiano

Segreto Italiano

SEGRETO ITALIANO  –  SECRET ITALIAN RECIPES