Sylvester Stallone – The Italian Stallion

 

 
SYLVESTER STALLONE
 
“THE ITALIAN STALLION”
 
ROCKY
 
 
Stallone was born in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, the elder son of Frank Stallone, Sr. (1919–2011), a hairdresser and beautician, and Jacqueline “Jackie” Stallone (née Labofish), an astrologer, former dancer, and promoter of women’s wrestling. Stallone’s father was born in Gioia del Colle, Apulia, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in the 1930s. Stallone’s mother is of half French (from Brittany) and half Russian Jewish (from Soviet Union, Odessa) descent.  His younger brother is actor and musician Frank Stallone.
Complications his mother suffered during labor forced her obstetricians to use two pairs of forceps during his birth; misuse of these accidentally severed a nerve and caused paralysis in parts of Stallone’s face. As a result, the lower left side of his face is paralyzed – including parts of his lip, tongue, and chin – an accident which has given Stallone his snarling look and slightly slurred speech. Stallone was baptized Catholic. Around the age of 4, Stallone was flat-footed and put in a tap dancing school by his mother. His father moved the family to Washington, D.C. in the early 1950s, where he opened a beauty school. His mother opened a women’s gymnasium called Barbella’s in 1954. Stallone’s parents divorced when Sylvester was nine, and he eventually lived with his mother. When Stallone was 16, he scored poorly in school and his mother got him a summer job at her beauty salon.  He attended Notre Dame Academy and Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, and Charlotte Hall Military Academy, prior to attending Miami Dade College and the University of Miami .
 
 
ROCKY BALBOA

Sylvester “SLY” Stallone


Stallone gained worldwide fame with his starring role in the smash hit Rocky (1976). On March 24, 1975, Stallone saw the Muhammad Ali–Chuck Wepner fight. That night Stallone went home, and after three days and 20 straight hours,  he had written the script, but Stallone subsequently denied that Wepner provided any inspiration for it. Other possible inspirations for the film may have included Rocky Graziano’s autobiography Somebody Up There Likes Me, and the movie of the same name. Wepner filed a lawsuit which was eventually settled with Stallone for an undisclosed amount. Stallone attempted to sell the script to multiple studios, with the intention of playing the lead role himself. Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff became interested and offered Stallone US$350,000 for the rights, but had their own casting ideas for the lead role, including Robert Redford and Burt Reynolds. Stallone refused to sell unless he played the lead character and eventually, after a substantial budget cut to compromise, it was agreed he could be the star. 
Rocky was nominated for ten Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay nominations for Stallone. The film went on to win the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Film Editing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROCKY Needs da SUNDAY SAUCE





SYLVESTER STALLONE
Front Side

BACK of ROCKY TEE SHIRT
“Yo ADRIAN. It’s Me ROCKY”


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I Love Sicilian Pasta con Cucuzza

They Got The GAGOOTZ !!!
BROOKLYN, NY
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“GAGOOTZ” !!!!
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PAST w/ CUCUZZA SOUP
 
TOMATOES PEPPERS & GAGOOTZ
 
 
 
 
READ ABOUT CUCUZZA
 
In SEGRETO ITALIANO
 
 
 
EGGPLANT TOMATOES & CUCUZZA
 
 
SOUPS PASTA GAGOOTZ and More
 
Maria Makes SICILIAN PASTA con CUCUZZA
 
SICILIAN CUCUZZA CHOCOLATE CAKE Recipe

 

Italian Lemon Ricotta Almond Tart Recipe

 


Lemon Ricotta Almond Torta





RECIPE

Ingredients :

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened (113 grams)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup full-fat ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Zest from 1 organic lemon
  • 3 eggs, room temperature, separated
  • 3 tablespoons limoncello
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Preparation


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a 9-inch springform pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until incorporated. Mix in the ricotta, vanilla and lemon zest.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add the egg yolks, one at a time, continuing to beat until very light and creamy. Add in the limoncello, almond flour and baking powder and beat to combine.
  4. In a separate clean chilled bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the cake mixture. (Don’t worry if white streaks remain – they will disappear once in the oven.)
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan. Smooth the top with a spatula or spoon. Sprinkle with the sliced almonds. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until firm yet slightly springy to the touch.
  6. Allow to cool completely. (It will fall slightly.) Dust with the powdered sugar and serve!




RECIPES From My SICILIAN NONNA


Calabrian Baked Timpano Pasta Recipe

 


Timpano Calabrese
Timpano al Calabrese

Baked Pasta from Calabria

Video Recipe TIMPANO CALABRESE


Layering the TIMPANO

Pasta, Meatballs, Eggs, Cheese, and Ragu


RECIPES From MY SICILIAN NONNA

PASTA – MEATBALLS – TIMBALLO

SOUPS – DOLCE

And More …

Joe’s Pizzeria Greenwich Village – Some say Best Slice Pizza in New York



JOE’S PIZZERIA
 
Bleecker and Carmine Streets
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE
 
Back in The DAY
 
1980s
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JOE’S PIZZA

CARMINE STREET

GREENWICH VILLAGE , NEW YORK

“CONSIDERED by many, the BEST SLICE of PIZZA in NEW YORK”
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As far as Pizza and what is known as a Slice Joint, to many in New York Joe’s is # 1 , and many celebrities like Toby Mcguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradly Cooper, and Lenny Kravitz to name a few, love to go to Joe’s for a late night slice.
Established in 1975 by Joe Pozzuoli, who is originally from Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza, Joe’s Pizza is a “Greenwich Village institution” offering the classic New York slice for over 37 years.  First,  we served our customers from our corner location at Bleecker and Carmine Street and now three doors down at 7 Carmine Street.  At 75 years of age, Joe Pozzuoli still owns and operates the restaurant.
Established in 1975 by Joe Pozzuoli, who is originally from Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza, Joe’s Pizza is a “Greenwich Village institution” offering the classic New York slice for over 37 years.  First,  we served our customers from our corner location at Bleecker and Carmine Street and now three doors down at 7 Carmine Street.  At 75 years of age, Joe Pozzuoli still owns and operates the restaurant.



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Joe Pozzuoli

The JOE behind JOE’S PIZZERIA
Greenwich Village, New York

JOE’S PIZZA


 
JOE POZZUOLI (R) 
 
with his Grandson SAL VITALE
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY SAUCE
 
alla CLEMENZA
 
alla PACINO

AMAZON.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
POSITANO
 
The AMALFI COAST COOKBOOK
 
TRAVEL GUIDE
 
PIZZA RECIPE
 
And Other GREAT RECIPES Inside

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Positano is Here !

“IT’S FINALLY HERE” !!!

POSITANO The AMALFI COAST COOKBOOK

TRAVEL GUIDE

Is LIVE and AVAILABLE at AMAZON.com

Hello folks, boys and girls, Ladies & Gentlemen, “it’s here!” What? POSITANO is Here !!! The AMALFI COAST COOKBOOK / TRAVEL GUide by me, Daniel Bellino Zwicke has been published and is live and for sale on Amazon on this day and on into the future for many years, Positano The AMalfi Coast Cookbook / Travel Guide is live and ready to go to all of you waiting and planning that special trip to Capri, Positano, Ravello or anywhere that your heart desires of the beautiful Amalfi Coast of Southern Italy. “How bout that?” It’s a very happy day for me, I’ve been working on this book for almost two years, and now here it is on February 8th of the year 2021, after the horrible year we had last year (2020), a better and happier year and day and many happy days ahead in 2021 and-on-and-on. You can now get yourself a copy POSITANO , this the first book on Positano & The Amalfi Coast that is a Cookbook, Guide Book, and book of essays and stories on Positano, Capri, and the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. “Yee-haa!”

So, if you’re planning that special Positano / Amalfi Coast vacation, honeymoon, wedding or whatever, and you need a little help planning, and seek some inspiration and ideas for your special vacation, why not start here and grab a copy? The book is filled with information, recipes, and delightful stories that are sure to get those travel juices flowing. Just read the stories and get all pumped up by the future prospects of your dream vacation on the Amalfi Coast, a wedding in Ravello, or Romantic Honeymoon on Capri, or Positano. You will start as you read through the pages of this book and maybe making a plate of Mussels Marinara or Spaghetti Vongole, just two of the many wonderful recipes in this book. This is part of Daniel’s plan and how he envisioned this book to inspire through the stories and cooking some of the wonderful dishes that are favorites in Naples, on Capri, Positano, and all over the Amalfi Coast. Make these dishes to get psyched for your trip, as well as reliving memories of the favorite things you ate in Positano once you are home. This book will help you achieve these things.

Thanks so Much,

Daniel

“POSITANO it’s HERE” !!!!

AMAZON.com

Greenwich Village Italian Food Tour

Caffe Reggio

Vintage Photo

GREENWICH VILLAGE IATALIAN
Short Video Tour


Mickey Rourke

The POPE of GREENWICH VILLAGE
CAFFE REGGIO

19??
FLORENCE PRIME MEATS

ITALIAN BUTCHER SHOP


“Home of The NEWPORT STEAK”







SUNDAY SAUCE


WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK 


RECIPES 


AMAZON.com 




WATCH THIS VIDEO !!!

GREENWICH VILLAGE ITALIAN TOUR
PORTO RICO COFFEE 

“BEST COFFEE in NEW YORK”

“Yes they’re ITALIAN” !!!


GREENWICH VILLAGE ITALIAN NEW YORK

VIDEO
VESUVIO ITALIAN BREAD BAKERS

PRINCE STREET

NEW YORK , NY
FAICCO’S ITALIAN PORK STORE

HOMEMADE SAUSAGES

“Every neighborhood needs a good Pork Store.”

ARTURO’S PIZZA

A VILLAGE INSTITUTION
VESUVIO

ITALIAN BREAD 

RAFEFETTO PASTA

Homemade Ravioli – Pasta
MONTE’S TRATTORIA

Since 1918
CHEF PIETRO MOSCONI
MONTE’S TRATTORIA 
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY
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Making Sunday Sauce with Cousin Tony – (Gravy)

CLEMENZA Teaches MICHAEL How To Make SAUCE




INGREDIENTS For SUNDAY SAUCE
SAUSAGE TOMATOES GARLIC BRACIOLE
PORK NECK
GROUND BEEF For MEATBALLS




TONY and DANILE MAKE SUNDAY SAUCE

in LODI

WATCH The VIDEO

SUNDAY SAUCE
by Daniel Bellino “Z”
Featuring SUNDAY SAUCE alla CLEMENZA Recipe
From The GODFATHER
Also : GOODFELLAS PRISON SAUCE Recipe
From CHARLIE SCORSESE and BIG PAULIE
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