CHICKEN with SAUSAGE and PEPPERS
HOW to MAKE 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
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