Burgers Bone Marrow and Steaks at MINETTA TAVERN

My Latest Photo of Minetta Tavern

Macdougal Street

Greenwich Village , New York

Photo DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE

READ about MINETTA TAVERN’S Famous BURGERS

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The BADASS COOKOOK

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To COOK PERFECT STEAKS

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John Sloan Greenwich Village New York NY McSORLEYS ALE HOUSE

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McSORLEY’S

John Sloan

McSorleys Old Ale House

NEW YORK

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CORNELIA STREET

6th Avenue 

GREENWICH VILLAGE , NEW YORK

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McSORLEY’S

East 7th Street

NY NY

 

 

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The BADASS COOKBOOK

BADASS RECIPES

I’m Back

 

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Me in ROME

2018

 

Hey Guys, “I’m Back!” Somehow I lost my password for my Dashboard that I run sever websites from, including Daniel-Bellino-Zwicke.com (this Site),  Big-Lebowski-Cookbook.com , Greenwich-Village-Italian.com , Vinyl-n-Vines.com ,  and NY-Foodie.com.

None of the Sites were down. They were all up and running, it’s just that I couldn’t get to the dashboard of each to make Post, so consequently there have’t been any posts on any of these sites for 3 months. I started a couple of New Sites in order to make posts, as I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to get back on the sites, so I have another Author Website for myself at Daniel-Bellino-Zwicke . 

I also started a new site for Positano , and The Amalfi Coast . Please stay tuned, I will start posting again on all these sites.

Thanks,

Daniel

New York Italian Sfogliatella

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ANDREA PANSA
and a classic VESPA
AMALFI, ITALY 
on The AMALFI COAST
This is one of the most Beautiful Italian Bakery / Caffes
you’ll ever see in your life. They make all sorts of wonderful 
Italian Pastries, Cookies, Cakes, and of course SFOGIATELLE …
If you’re ever on the AMALFI COAST, check them out. They right by the
CATHEDRAL in the main square of AMLAFI … Mangia Bene !
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Classic Sfogiatelle
Italian-American New York’s favorite pastry? It has to be our beloved Cannoli from Sicily. Yes we Italian-American New Yorkers do love our Cannoli, but when it comes to our second favorite it another crispy treat, this time from the Amalfi Coast in the Southern Italian City of Napoli (Naples). Yes we do love our  Sfogliatelle all crucnchy crispy and filled with sweet lemon flavored ricotta cream to complete its lovely taste. Yes the Cannoli may be number one, but it’s not everyone’s absolute favorite, though they may love it, if forced to pick one over the other, some would go with the much loved Sfogliatelle a pastry invented by Nuns in The Convent of Santa Rosain the smal town of Conca dei Marini on The Amalfi Coast of Italy.
Most people associate this tasty Italian Pastry the Sfogliatelle with the city of Naples, and tey would be right in doing so. But if they thought it was invented in this city they would be wrong, for as we have just stated it was invented on the Amalfi Coast at the Convent of Santa Rosa. This being said, as this pastry is wonderfully delicious and loved by millions, and with Napoli being the capital city of the region, Naples has adoted the pastry as its own, and more Sfogliatelle are consumed on a daily basis in Naples than in any otherr place. The on Earth including New York , and they make such good ones there, New York Italians and all citizens of The Big Apple associate the pastry with Naples. All this beng said,  just go out and get one and enjoy for lucky for those of us who live in New York, we have many fine Italian Pastry Shops that make Sfogliatelle every bit as good s you get in Naples or on the Amalfi  Coast of Italy.
That’s Sfogliatelle alla New Yorkese. Basta !

 
LEARN HOW to MAKE SFOGIATELLE at HOME
This is a GREAT VIDEO  …. WATCH IT !
 
 
It is a typical cake of the Neapolitan pastry tradition, a sin of gluttony that everyone should enjoy once arrived in Campania. It has a classic shell shape, fragrant in the mouth with a soft and delicious filling, garnished with pastry cream and raspberries…have you understood what we are talking about? The Sfogliatelle Santa Rosa, of course. An inviting-looking sweet rich in tradition, that contains within it the secrets of a distant history.
The history began in 1600, in the Monastery of St. Rose from Lima in Conca dei Marini, on the  Amalfi Coast . The cook-nun (probably inspired by God or by the need to not waste anything) decided to prepare a mixture using a bit of semolina cooked in the milk, lemon liqueur, dried fruit and sugar; then she enriched the bread mixture with white wine and lard and created a pocket like a nun’s hood in which she put the first mixture. Once out of the oven, the nun garnished the new cake with pastry cream and raspberries. This delicious sweet was renamed “Santa Rosa”, to glorify the Saint to which the monastery was dedicated.
The recipe of the sfogliatella Santa Rosa was jealously guarded within the walls of the Monastery of St. Rose for about 150 years. In the early XIX century Pasquale Pintauro, a Neapolitan pastry chef, obtained the original recipe (probably from a nun aunt): he promptly changed it by removing the pastry cream and the raspberries. So he created the “riccia” (curly) variant of the sfogliatella: triangular-shaped, crunchy, composed by composed of layers of thin puff pastry overlapping each other, filled with flour, eggs, ricotta, candied fruit, milk and sugar. Finally, there is also a third variant of the sfogliatella, the “frolla” one, of round form, prepared with soft short pastry and filled with the same puff of the Sogliatella Riccia.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SFOGLIATELLE SANTA ROSA
 
 
 
In the 18th century a group of cloistered nuns at the Santa Rosa convent in the town of Conca dei Marini combined ricotta, candied fruit, Lemon Zest, and semolina in a shell shaped puff pastry and thus a culinary star was born. These nuns, as many in the area, invented the dish to avoid throwing away excess ingredients, never expecting to create such a culinary sensation.  The traditional version of Sfogliatella is served ‘riccia,’ named for its curly appearance and crunchy texture.  As legend has it, this version was difficult to eat for people who had no teeth (dental hygiene was less than spectacular in the days of Bourbon rule), so local bakers invented a ‘frolla’ or smooth version.  Both are delicious, but the orginal ‘riccia’ version will always reign supreme. 
 
Many of Italy’s iconic pastries originated in medieval convents. Nuns would rise early and bake my candlelight, ready for the early morning customers who would purchase them hot from the oven and passed through a grilled window. Some time around the year 1700, a sister at the Santa Rosa convent in Conca dei Marini mixed together some flour and ricotta cheese and shaped it to resemble a monks hood as it would fall against his back.
The recipe for the Santa Rosa convent’s signature sfogliatelle pastry may have been passed beyond the walls of the cloister by a nun to her nephew. Sfogliatelle later appeared in the the fashionable pastry shops of the Via Toledo in Naples. The shape was simply inverted to resemble a seashell, a popular design motif for Rococo Naples which was then the densest and most sophisticated capital in Europe. 
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My Two SFOGIATELLE SANTA ROSA I had in NAPOLI
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In the two days I was in Napoli in June of 2015, I had Sfogiatelle both days for breakfast and tried Sfogiatelle in about 5 different places in Naples as well as eating them everyday in my fabulous 3 breakfast meals at Villa Maria in Minori. As Cannoli are to Sicily, Sfogiatelle are of Napoli and the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Get an Espresso and a Sfogiatelle in Napoli or at Pansa in Amalfi or at Gambardella in Minori and you’ll be in Heaven.
Basta !
 
 
The WORLDS BEST BREAKFAST !!!
VILLA MARIA AGROTURISMO
MINORI , ITALY
 
 
This is the amazing Breakfast I had everyday for the 3 wonderful days I spent with Maria and Vincenzo Manzo at there delightful Agroturismo VILLA MARIA in MINORI on The AMALFI COAST of Italy. Coffee, fresh Cherries, an Apricot, Maria’s awesome Lemon Cake, Coffee, toast and Vincenzo’s homemade Jams. “It was absolute Heaven.”
 
 
 
Inside the Fabulous ANDREA PANSA CAFFE / PASTICCERIA
 
 
Amalfi Italy
 
 
Some Recipes from The AMALFI COAST
COOKING ITALIAN
GREATEST HITS COOKBOOK
 
PASTICCERIA CAFFE GAMBARDELLA
Minori, Italy
One the great Bakery / Caffes in all of ITALY !
 
 
 
 
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SUNDAY SAUCE
by Daniel Bellino “Z”
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A LOBSTER TAIL
 
A SPIN-OFF of The SFOGLIATELL
 
Larger and Filled with Whipped Cream Folded
 
into PASTRY CREAM
 
Yummmm !!!
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My ESPRESSO and SFOGLIATELLE
ANDREA PANSA PASTICCERIA
AMALFI
May 2018
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New York Italian

 

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FAICCO’S

Bleecker Street

GREENWICH VILLAGE

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FLORENCE ITALIAN MEAT MARKET

ITALIAN BUTCHER

JONES STREET

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JOHN’S PIZZERIA

Since 1929

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Hangin at MONTE’S

100 YEAR OLD ITALIAN RESTAURANT

In GREENWICH VILLAGE

NEW YORK

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Tony The BARTENDER

And a PRIME RIB of BEEF

At MONTE’S TRATTORIA

GREENWICH VILLAGE

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CAFFE REGGIO

PACINO , DYLAN , PRESIDENT KENNEDY

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PORTO RICO COFFE

“It’s ITALIAN”

Since 1906

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Al Pacino

at CAFFE REGGIO

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Caffe Vivaldi

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Some of The Regulars at ARTURO’S

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JOHN’S PIZZERIA

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JOE’S DAIRY

Fresh MOZZARELLA

(Sadly has Closed)

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Cornelia Street CHARLIE

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RAFETTOS’S

RAVIOLI / HOMEMADE PASTA

Since 1906

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ARTURO’S

Coal Oven PIZZA

GREENWICH VILLAGE

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VESUVIO’S

ITALIAN BREAD BAKERS

Photo Copyright 2011 Daniel Bellino Zwicke

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LOMBARDI’S

America’s 1st EVer PIZZERIA

Circa 1925

 

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John’s East 12th Street

New York, NY

 

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MANGIA ITALIANO

MEMORIES of ITALIAN FOOD

JERSEY BROOKLYN ITALY

GREENWICH VILLAGE

and More ..

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Carbone virsus Rocco s Old School Italian

 

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The Old ROCCO’S Neon Sign
Before Major Food Group took over the Space
and Plastered CARBONE over this old Sign
photo Copyright 2009 Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

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The New Sign
CARBONE Plastered on The Old ROCCO Restaurant NEON SIGN
photo Copyright 2015 Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
 

 

EATING at ROCCO’S
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BEST SELLING Author Daniel Bellino “Z”
EATS at ROOCO’S RESTAURANT
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK
with SISTER BARBARA
and BrotherInLaw NOEL
2005
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MANGIA ITALIANO !
Memories of Italian Food
by Daniel Bellino “Z”
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The $56 VEAL PARMIGIANO at CARBONE
“Definitely NOT OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN” ???
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WANNA MAKE OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN VEAL PARM at HOME ???
For a Lot LESS THAN $56 ???
RECIPE is in SUNDAY SAUCE
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SUNDAY SAUCE
by Daniel Bellino “Z”
VEAL PARM Recipe
SUNDAY SAUCE GRAVY
and More … 
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