The WEE SMALL HOURS
The WEE SMALL HOURS
NONNA BELLINO'S COOKBOOK
aka The SINATRA COOKBOOK
LERCARA FRIDDI - SICILY
FRANK MARTY DOLLY & DANNY
Frank Sinatra's father was born and raised in the town of Lercara Friddi, Sicily, about 45 minutes south of the Sicilian capital of Palermo. Frank's father Saverio Martino Sinatra immigrated to New York City with his mother in 1903. His father FRancesco Sinatra was already living there and working in a pencil factory.
Frank Sinatra's mother Dortea (Dolly) Gravante was born in Lumarzo, Italy, a small town near Genoa. She was born the day after Christmas, December 1897. Her family immigrated to America when she was just and infant.
Dolly and Marty Senatra met and married in 1913. There only child Frank Sinatra was born December 12, 1915. The rest is history.
Of Frank Sinatra's two parents Dolly and Martino, they both cooked, but Marty was the better cook of the two, and often cooked dinner for his wife and child, and himself. Martino learned to cook from his mother and aunts who were all Sicilian, and Martino cooked most Sicilian dishes like, Caponata, Pasta con Sarde, and Baked Ziti with Meatballs.
Italian-American author Daniel Bellino Z's maternal grandparents, Giuseppina Salemi and Fillipo Bellino were both born in Lercara Friddi, Sicily, the same town that Frank Sinatra's father comes from. The women in Danie's family were wonderful cooks, including Daniel's Aunt Fran, Wanda, and Aunt Helen, an his mother's mother Giuseppina, the woman named in his cookbook
Granma Bellino's Italian Cookbook, "Recipes from My Sicilian Nonna" This cookbook is the closest we get to a Frank Sinatra Cookbook, and so some people have refered to it
as The Sinatra Cookbook
To Cook and Eat like Frank Sinatra, Grandma Bellino's Italian Cookbook is the closest cookbook that comes clost to the recipes of dishes that Frank Sinatra ate, growing up in Hoboken, New Jersey. It's available on Amazon.com ...