Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dapper Dan is Big Dog of Italian Wine in NY

   
ITALIAN WINE CULTURE NEW YORK

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Marchese Lamberto Frescobaldi 
with Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke 
and Marchese Leonardo Frescobaldi
in
NEW YORK



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SASSICAIA Winemaker SEBASTIANO ROSA
with Friends Daniel Bellino-Zwicke 
and GIOVANNI FOLNARI of NOZZOLE
in
NEW YORK



Marchese Piero Antinori with Writer Daniel Bellino-Zwicke in NEW YORK


Marchese Piero Antinor 
with New York Writer Daniel Bellino-Zwicke




Ferdinando Frescobaldi and Daniel Bellino Zwicke in NEW YORK

MARCHESE FERDINANDO FRESCOBALDI meets 
with Friend DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE 
at BRUNELLO EVENT 
in 
NEW YORK




Daniel Bellino-Zwicke & Calvalieri Luigi Cappellini at DeGrezia Restorante NEW YORK


LUIGI CAPPELLINI  (L)

the Propritor of CASTELO VERRAZZANO 
in GREVE in CHIANTI
Meets with Friend DANIEL BELLINO ZWIKCE 

in NEW YORK






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Count Francesco Muroni Cinzano (R) 
Propietor of Col D'ORCIA
Meets with DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE

in NEW YORK





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Gianpaoulo Motta 
& Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
at Bottega del Vino, Verona Italy



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Antonio Rallo of Donnafugata
with Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
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Winemaker of Sassicaia & Punica Wines SEBASTIANO ROSA
with Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke and Roberta Morrel of Morrel WInes
Get Toegther for a lillte Wine and Chat at Kobrand Italian Portfolio Tasting
at The Bowery Hotel, New York, New York








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Alberto Chiarlo with Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
Alberto Chiarlo the proprietor of Michele Chiarlo  Wines 
of Piedmonte got together for a tasting of Alberto's latest vingtages
of wine, including Barbera Le Orme, Barolo Tortoniano 2010,
Michele Chairlo Barbaresco 2011, Barolo Cerequio 2010,
and Barolo Canubi Michele Chairlo 2007 & 2001 Vintgaes ..
Daniel said the whole line-up of wines was absolutely Amazing! 
everything was in perfect balance, full of flavor and a joy to drink.


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Emelia Nardi with Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
Tasting some Great Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino


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The 1999 Il PARETO From Nozzole Was ROCKING !!!
I normally don't go crazy for non-native Italian Varietals when drinking Italian Wine. That said, I absolutely loved the 1999 Vintage of Tenuta Nozzole's "Il PARETO" a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon based wine that was amazing. It was full of flavor,perfecting and a absolute Joy to Drink. I loved It!



The WINES From MASI Where Also AMAZING !!!



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Masi Agricola
I loved all of the Amarone 's that Masi was showing at the Italian Portfolio Tasting ..
The were showing Amarone Mazano 2007 which was really nic and heavy on the prune flavors.
The 2007 Amarone Campolong was awesome as was the Amarone Costera 2009 ..
My favorite Amarone of the day was Seregho Aligheri 2008 which is one of the few wines in the world aged in large Cherry Wood Cask .. The wine was AMAZING !!!




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The RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK





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GRANDMA BELLINO'S ITALIAN COOKBOOK
Recipes From My Sicilian Grandmother
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke





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SUNDAY SAUCE
When Italian-Americans Cook
by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

Dapper Dan on Ronzoni Pasta Maccheroni



Ronzoni Pastina 




"Ronzoni Sono Buoni," if you are Italian and grew up in the New York area in the great decades of the 1960's and or 70s you know the slogan. We Italians do love our past, we're weened on it, it's the main staple of our diet. Many are fanatical about and love it so, the must have it several times a week. I'm one. Pasta, covered in a wide variety of sauces and part of some soups, Pasta Fagole (Pasta Fazool), in some Minestrone's, Pasta & Peas, and Pasta con Ceci. Yes, we are weened on it. Mommy gave me, my bothers and sister Pastina coated in a bit of butter and Parmigiano when we were just toddlers  and every so often I have to pick up a box of Ronzoni Pastina, as I love and crave it still, and of late as with many my age, you start crazy things you loved as a child, thus my stints with Pastina. "Ronzoni Sono Buoni," it means, Ronzoni is So Good, and that it is. This brand of Pasta, born in New York City at the turn of the 20th Century has been a mainstay of not only Italian-Americans of the East Coast but, for all. For years before the surge of many a imported pasta product in the U.S. Ronzoni, was not the only game in town for Macaroni, there was the Prince and Creamette, as well, but ronzoni dominated the market and though I don't have stats, I would wage to say that 85 to 90 % of all commercial pasta sold in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas was Ronzoni, the pasta in the bright blue boxes, Ronzoni Sono Buoni. God I wonder how many plates and bowls of Spaghetti, Ziti and other Ronzoni pastas I ate over the years, starting with Pastina as a toddler  and moving to Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce or Meatballs, Baked Ziti, Stuffed Shells and more. Oh stuffed shells, they bring back memories of my mother who loved them. We had them often, along with Lasagna made with Ronzoni Lasagana. You don't see Stuffed Shells around that much any more, they used to be on many a restaurant and even more home menus. There popularity has waned, but every once and a while I'll pick up a box of Ronzoni jumbo shells, just for the purpose of bringing back those memories of mom making them and me loving them as  a child. I'll make a batch of tomato sauce, cook the Ronzoni Shells, and stuffe them with ricotta and Parmigiano, bake them in tomato sauce, and "Voila" Stuffed Shells of days gone by. I do the same with a Pastina as I still love the dish so, dressed with butter and fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Yum, delicious little pleasure you can whip up in minutes and bring back versions of your youth. All with some butter, Parmigiano and a box of ronzoni Pastia. That's Ronzoni, every bit a part of my life and youth as  a Slinky, Etch-A-Sketch, The Three Stooges, Saturday Morning Cartoons, and all the favorites of my youth, "Ronzon Sono Buoni" it's so good. 



  Article: Daniel Bellino Zwicke


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"RONZONI PASTA"

in SUNDAY SAUCE by Daniel Bellino Z





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RONZONI DITALINI

The Preferred Pasta
for Making

PASTA FAZOOL !!!





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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Coffee Review





DENNIS FARINA as AVI

Drinking COFFEE  on 47th Street

DIAMOND DISTRICT in NEW YORK

"SNATCH"

The Following Video COFFEE Review is dedicated to

The Late Great DENNIS FARINA

RIP






"Dapper Dan" at McDONALDS

He was looking to get a McRIB

But had to settle for a "crappy McDonald's Coffee," as he says, "he's not a Fan."

He was there, got disappointed, "No McRib."
So he just got a COFFEE and review that instead.

As he said, "it's weak, and not vert good."

Dapper Dan gave McDonalds Coffee a lowly 3,9 Score of a possible 10. "Not!"





GOT ANY KAHLUA ?

aka The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK

The Collected Recipes of The Dude



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#Reviewbrah

#McRIB


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Wendys 2 for $5 Deal Cheeseburger






WENDY'S 2 for $5 DEAL


A DAVE'S SINGLE CHEESEBURGER

and WENDY'S CHICKEN NUGGETS





"DAPPER DAN"

Review of WENDY'S 2 for $5 DEAL

DAVE'S SINGLE CHEESEBURGER

aand WENDYS CHICKEN NUGGETS

with BBQ Sauce





The DUDE ABIDES




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McRIB Review in SUIT & NECKTIE





BABE RUTH EATS a HOTDOG






DAPPER DAN Eats a McRIB




The BADASS COOKBOOK

SECRET McRIB RECIPE




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Popeyes Chicken Sandwich NY'S Best Cheap Eats List

The CHICKEN SANDWICH From POPEYES Yes the Chicken Sandwich From Popeyes, is with out question, in the year 2019, one of...