Thursday, February 4, 2021

Chicken alla Sinatra Sicilian Recipe

 

 





CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO

CHICKEN with SAUSAGE and PEPPERS

SHOEMAKERS STYLE






POLLO SCARPARIELLO






HOW to MAKE CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO

SHOEMAKERS CHICKEN








CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO

MY SHOEMAKER GRANDFATHER'S RECIPE

And GREAT SICILIAN RECIPES




Yes, my Grandfather Nonno Filipo Bellino was a Shoemaker in the town of Lercara Friddi, Sicily,
40 minutes south of Palermo. Frank Sinatra's father Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra was born in Lercara Friddi and his father was a shoemaker in the town. You might recognize another famous name of someone born in Lercara Friddi, and that would be Salvatore Lucania, better known to millions as Charles "Lucky" Luciano.

Anyway, my grandfather was born and raised in Lercara Friddi where he was a shoemaker, and you can bet money that Frank Sinatra's Shomaker Grandfather knew my shoemaker Grandfather 
Filipo Bellino. They were both around the same age, give or take a few years.

My grandfather immigrated to America through Ellis Island, New York in 1902. Filipo then
settled in Lodi, New Jersey where he set up a Shoemake Shop on Main Street, marrying 
Giuseppina Salemi. Filipo and Giuseppina lived upstairs from the Shoemaker Shop and had 4 children, my Aunt Lilly was born first, then Uncle Jimmy (James) veteran of WW II and recipient of the Purple Heart in The Battle of The Bulge, Uncle Frank was the 3rd child. Frank Bellino was in 
The United States Marine Corps during World War LL, in the Pacific Theater. Then came Uncle Tony who was also in the US Army in WW II where he was head of The Officers Club at 
The George V Hotel in Paris after the Allied Forces Liberated the city.

My mother Lucia (Lucy) was the youngest, born in Lodi 1923 ...







Fillipo Bellino of LERCARA FRIDDI SICILY

And LODI, NEW JERSEY USA







The BELLINO'S

FILIPO, LUCIA (Mommy) ANTONINO, GIUSEPPINA

LODI,  NEW JERSEY

Sometime around 1940 ???







FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA







CHARLES "LUCKY LUCIANO"

From LERCARA FRIDDI , SICILIA

And The LOWER EAST SIDE of NEW YORK

East 10th Street







Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday Sauce and SInatra




SUNDAY SAUCE

alla SINATRA





FRANK SINATRA

"COME FLY With ME"


It's an old tradition in my family, that most Sunday the Bellino Family gathers together and we eat Sunday Sauce Italian Gravy. The whole family gets together and Grandma House, or Aunt Helen's, but mostly at Aunt Fran's House in Lodi, New Jersey. It's a wonderful all day affair, starting with a little antipasto, followed by the star of the show, Sunday Sauce. Aunt Fran or Aunt Helen usually make the Sauce (Gravy), which is the most supreme dish of all. It's a long simmered tomato sauce laden with special meat treats, that include: Sausages, Meatballs, and Braciole. We eat it with short maccheroni, usually rigatoni. "It's the Best Thing ever," we all just love it, and who wouldn't, it's so damn tasty, it is.

After the Sunday Sauce, it's on to dessert and coffee, which is a 3 or 4 hour affair, as the grownups sit around the table drinking Espresso (with Anisette) and eating all the tasty desserts that's made of a whole array of sweet treats, like: Aunt Fran's Ricotta Cookies, Cannoli, Sfogliatelle, and whatever sweets that other visitors might bring. And there's a whole lot of talking about this that and every other thing: sports, politics, gossip and what not, all as Frank Sinatra records play softly in the background. Always. Aunt Wanda loves Jerry Vale, and Dino has his turn too. Those were warm and wonderful days spent with loved ones, and sadly all of the older generation is gone, and we miss them dearly. But me, I think of them often, and especially when it comes to Sundays, eating all day long, cahtting and having fun, eating maccheroni, sausage, Meatballs, and Braciole, listening to Sinatra, and loving it all. My cousins Joe, Tony, and I keep it going. We try to organize as many get-together s as we can, always centered around food, whatever it may be: fresh fish, pasta, Steak, and our all-time favorite Sunday Sauce. And don't forget Sinatra, Francis Albert that is. Or just simply Frank. 

Basta !






Frank Sinatra

The SUMMER WIND





A Pot of SUNDAY SAUCE

"GRAVY"







FRANK and FRIENDS

At GILLY'S

NEW YORK



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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Dolly and Marty Sinatra Wedding Picture recipes







Dolly and Marty Sinatra

Wedding Picture

1914


Wow, I never knew Dolly was so good looking. I'd never seen younger pictures of her until I came across her wedding picture with her husband Martino. She wasn't a bad looking gal. Who knew"






LEARN HOW to MAKE

MEATBALLS alla DOLLY 

And SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA

And More ..

RECIPES in SUNDAY SAUCE








Thursday, March 5, 2020

Dean Martin - DINO






DINO




Everybody Loves Somebody









DINO


"An EVENING in ROMA"






Dean Martin

SWAY






DINO !!!


RETURN to ME


Dean Martin







"VOLARE"


DINO CROCETTI





SUNDAY SAUCE
RECIPES SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA

alla DINO







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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Satisfy Me One more Time

 



SOME NICE THINGS I'VE MISSED

Frank Sinatra

"SATSIFY ME ONE MORE TIME"





SATISFY ME ONE MORE TIME

FRANK SINATRA


"YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS ONE"







SATISFY ME ONE MORE TIME

FRANK SINATRA

Reprise Records

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LEARN HOW to MAKE

SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA






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