Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Thursday, September 2, 2021
PENELOPE CRUZ !
Frequented by many of the 1950’s "beats,” Minetta became increasingly popular among the literary crowd. In addition to Joe Gould, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, E.E. Cummings, and Dylan Thomas, the pub also became a hotspot for a group who called themselves “The Ravens.” Taking their name from Poe's poem, this group met and published poetry in what became known as The Raven Anthology Journal, which was published from 1933-1940. Gould was perhaps the most controversial member, and purportedly roamed The Village with a sign that read "Joseph Ferdinand Gould, Hot Shot Poet from Poetville, a Refugee from The Ravens. Poets of the World, Unite. You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Brains." Gould boasted that he wrote An Oral History of Our Time, a work that was supposedly completed in the Minetta. It included bits of over 20,000 conversations he overheard. It was a hoax, however. The manuscript does not exist.
Today, the Minetta Tavern is run by Keith McNally. A portion of his biography as found on the tavern's official webpage reads, "... born in London and moved to New York City in 1975 where he distinguished himself by being fired from every job he ever held." After taking over the Minetta, McNally closed the tavern for a period of 6 months to refurbish the pub back to its historical look. Today, the tavern retains the original wooden bar that was first installed in 1931, and it still serves a Northern Italian cuisine characteristic of its first days.
WHEN ITALIANS COOK
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK
WHEN ITALIAN AMERICANS COOK
by Daniel Bellino Zwicke
Sunday Sauce is a Best Seller on Amazon.com .. SUNDAY SAUCE which is Published in Paperback and Kindle Editions has been Amazon's # 1 BEST SELLING ITLIAN COOKBOOK on Amazon Kindle for more than 3 Years. In that 3 Years, Sunday Sauce by Daniel Bellino Zwicke has spent more time than any other Italian Cookbooks in Top # 1 Slot on Amazon .. More than any Italian Cookbooks by LIDIA BASTIANICH , MARIO BATALI , Giada DeLaurentiis , or any other ITALIAN COOKBOOK AUTHOR in the World ...SUNDAY SAUCE - When Italian Americans Cook is by far the # 1 Most Defining Cookbook on this great Italian-American subject. The subject of Italian-America's most Celebrated Dish : SUNDAY SAUCESUNDAY SAUCE (aka GRAVY ). The book has several recipes for this supreme dish, including : CLEMENZA 'S GODFATHER MOB WAR SAUCE , The SINATRA FAMILY 'S favorite recipe , and SUNDAY SAUCE alla BELLINO In addition to all the great recipes, including : Nonno Bellino's Shoemaker Chicken Scarpara , Mommy's STUFFED PEPPERS , how to Make a MEATBALL PARM and more, the book is filled with delightful stories of Italian-American Food , peoples, and culture. The stories are wonderful, and will make you fill as though you're in the kitchen with the author, his aunts and Grandma. Yes the book is quite a delight, and will give any who own a copy, years of inspiration and great joy. Basta la pasat, e che vediamo presto.
Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
with Cousin Joe Macari (L)
and Friend James Starace (R)
at Macari Vineyards
Monday, May 11, 2020
Lebron James "Overpaid Pro Basket Ball Player"
He Makes 89 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR
36 MILLION DOLLAR Salary and 53 Million in Endorsements
"THIS IS OBSCENE, It's INSANE, and a SIN"
"HE is NOT Worth IT" Nobody is ! 6 Million isn't Enough LEBRON ?He should make $6 Million Dollars a Year, and the other 83 MILLION Should go to the POOR and for HEALTH CARE . This would be the right thing to happen. No, you've got a bunch of idiots that pay over $100 for a Players Jersey that shouldn't cost more than $40, they'll pay $100, $200, $300 for tickets that shouldn't be more than $40 for the most expensive seat in the house. And why are all the seats so expensive, because people are morons and pay the price and because you have Professional Baseball, Basketball, and Football Players making 20 Million, 30 Million Dollar or more a year. "EVERYTHING is OUT of WHACK. It's TIME for a CORRECTION, Like there are CORRECTIONS on WALL STREET when a particular Stock is Over Valued, or the entire Stock Market is too High, natural Corrections take Place. It's time that we have to pay insane amounts of money for Concert Tickets that Cost 2, 3, 4, 5 Hundred Dollars and even much more, and the worst Crappy Nose Bleed Seats Cost in excess of $100 .. They just want to keep RIPPING PEOPLE OFF, and the people are DUMB Enough to Pay. It's Time all this Shit Changes. There needs to be a serious Correction of Grossly Overpaid CEOs, Pro Athletes and ROCK STARS make these obscen amounts of Money, when millions of Children are Starving and livng in Poverty all around the World, and many millions of people barely able to pay their Rent, put Food on the Table, purchase basic necessities, afford Health Insurance, and on and on. and we have people making Sinful, Insane amounts of money that they just don't deserve. When is this SHIT going to End. It has to, and baby just maybe, now is finally the time. I was quite happy when I heard that the owners of Professional Baseball Teams are thinking about paying the Grossly Overpaid Pro Baseball please a fraction of their salaries considering the Pandemic we are in, and that the Pro Teams like almost every, but not all businesses in the country are making a hell of a lot less are thier bottom lines. Please oh Please drastically cut any professional athlete who makes more than 4 Million Dollars a year, Please cut their salaries all of them. They are al Grossly Overpaid Prima Donnas who don't deserve anywhere near what they make. And who pays for? No the owners don't pay the salaries of these Grossly Overpaid Athletes, the fans do. People never bring this up, people are morons. Either that or they have their head in the sand.
Jamie Diamond iike most CEOs is Grossly Overpaid
"CUT HIS SALARY. HE'S NOT WORth IT"
BOB IGOR is GROSSLY OVERPAID
"FUCKING CUT HIS SALARY"
He Makes FUCKING 47 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR
CUT His Salary to 6 MILLION a YEAR and Give 41 MILLION to The POOR
And into a FUND For USA HEALth CARE "Anything but give him or Any CEO who makes more tha 6 Million a YEAR" It's a SIN. A Sin to Pay People these obscen amounts of Moeny when People are DYING because the don't have Health Insure. There's something wrong with this World When thsese people Make such obscene amounts of money, yet there are so many 100s of Millions living in Poverty all around the world, go hungry and live ilike Paupers. "It's a SIN."Hey, I've got nothing against people making Money, but what's wrong with making 3, 4, 5, o 6 Million Dollars a year, year after year, Six Million Dollars isn't enough for you Lebron, or grossly overpaid Mike Trout who makes 50 Million Dollars a year, that's a SIN. WHat is this World coming to?
David Zaslave is FUCKING GFROSSLY OVERPAID
He FUCKING MAKES $129 MILLION DOLLARS a YAER
"THIS is a SIN"
WHAT is WRONG with THIS WORLD. 6 MILLION a Year WOULDN'T BE ENOUGH ?
GREED !!!He Should be Paid 6 Million Dollars a Year and Put 123 MILLION a YEAR to HEALTH CARE & POOR "FEED The STARVING CHILDREN" !!! SAVE PEOPLE S LIVES, but NO you Have to GIVE GREEDY SOBs Like DAVID ZASLAV 129 MILLION a YEAR. HE is NOT THat SMART. None of these CEOs are that Smart to Warrant the Disgustingly Obscene amounts of Money they make. TrUST ME, I've met many CEOs over the years and NOT EVEN one of them Impressed me. They are not really that smart. It's all the pople under then that actually run and make the companies run
. All they have to do is make a few decisions hear and there that 1 out of 10 people living inAmerica could make. Almost all Doctors are far superior in Smarts than CEOs are. Probably half of the teachers in America are smarter than just about any CEO and half the teachers in America are capable of being a CEO, it's not that hard, it's all the People Under these GROSSLY OVERPAID CEOs that are doing all the work. The people under the CEO are running the Companies, not the CEOs, they should all be FIRED, and all CEO in AMerica eliminated. We don't need the.The Only CEOs who deserve the Money they make, are the CEOs who actually Created or Own the Business they run. People like Jeff Bezos who created Amazon, Bill Gates who created Microsoft, Ellon Musk who created Tesla, and CEOs like these guys who actually created the companies, they deserve the Money they make, but not any Grossly Overpaid CEO who was hired to run a company but did not create the company, these guys shouldn't make more than 6 Million a Year and even less. They don't deserve these obscene amounts of Money because they don't make the company run, all the epole below them make the company tick, not the CEOs. When are poeple going to Wise Up?Fire all the CEOs and let every company be run by everyone in the company MINUS teh Overpaid unimpressive CEOs. The 3, or 6 people directly under the CEOs should make all the decisons and GET RID of EVERY CEO in America. This would be the RIght Thing to Do. It would be the SMART THING to DO . WE DON'T NEED ONE DAM CEO in AMERICA, FIre theM ALL and let the TOP PEOPLE UNDER THEM Run the Company, and the Insane Amount of MONEY that Would have Gone to the CEO should go into HEALTH CARE, Education, and Feeding and Helping the Poor, not to people who are already rich and don't need another Single Dime, and could live Very Comfortable for the rest of their lives if they didn't make one more RED CENT in there entire lives, they already have so many MILLIONS.
This GUY is a GROSSLY OVERPAID Athlete
His Name is MIKE TROUT and he makes a SINFUL 50 MILLION DOLLARS a YEAR
CUT HIS SALARY to 6 MILLION a Year. "THAT"S a LOT of FUCKING MONEY" !
Give the other 44 MILLION DOLLARS to The POOR, to EDUCATION and HEALTH CARE
And not this GROSSLY OVERPAID PERSON
"DO THE right THING"
The SAME GOES FOR ROCK STARS
I LOVE the ROLLING STONES, but I had to Pay $200 for NOSE BLEED SEATS at MET LIFE STADIUM to SEE THEM This Past SUMMER. Those seats should not have been more than $15 all the way on top.
And the Best seats shouldn't be more than $75 "THAT WOULD BE RIGHTWhen I was a teenager, my brother and I used to go to a lot of MET Games every year, and a Yankee game once in a while. We alsways bought box seats which were the Best and Most Expensive Seats in the house. Do you know how much the BEST SEATS in the house at SHEA STADIUM were? They were just $6. Yes I said $6 for the best most expensive seats in the house. When I became a young adult and was making teh median average income at the time, I was making $300 a week,. That was back in the mid to late 1970s. I used fo to ROCK Concerts to see the Rolling Stones, George Harrison, The Allman Brithers, and CrOSBY STILLS NASH & YOUNG. Do you know how much the seats were? The seats were $8, $10, $12, and I never paid more than $16 for the top bands at the time. Now consider that the average median income since the late 70s to now, 40 year later has not gone up 20 Times like Major League Baseball Tickets, nor 10 Times like tickets to an NFL Football game, nor 30 Times, like major ROCK CONCERTS. No, the average median income in the USA hadonly gone up 2 1/2 times from $300 to a mere $700 in 40 Years, while Concert tickets increased 40 times, Pro Sorts tickets have increased 20 times, a Hershey Bar has gone up 5 times since the 70s,and a one way fare on The New York City Subway System has gone from .35 Cents in 1976 to $2.75 a ride, or 8 Times what it was 40 years ago, yet my salary has only gone up 2- 1/2 times. And don't even get me started on the cost of buying a House or renting an apartment. The RICH Get RICHER and the POOR get POORER. It's True Folks. Do you Think I'm a Communist? No, I'm Not. What I am is Rational, Smart, and I have common sense, and I know, things should be different. Lower the amount of Money that Overpaid Athletes and CEOs make, along with what Rock Stars make, "they should make a lot less, but that I don't care about that much, because I've seen a lot of great musical entertainers when ticket prices were reasonable. I saw as I said, George Harrison, The rolling Stones, Al Green, Chuck Berry, The Allman Brothers Band, Tony Bennett, and the great Frank Sinatra 7 times, and I never paid more than $40 a ticket for good tickets to see Sinatra. I'd hate to think what Sinatra tickets would cost these days. And there's hardly any good musicians to see left any more, other than maybe Elton John and Joe Walsh. The music the past 20 years, basically 90% of it SUCKS. Almost every so-called musical artist suck, and the NOISE they make, "I Refuse to call it music. No Melody, structure, or Rhythm, just Garbage. "Thank God for Recordings, so I can listen to all the Great ROCK, R&B, TOP 40s Music, and great performers like SINATRA, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., and the great Dean Martin. I can listen to all that great music and not the Shit they've been making for the past 20 Years. "WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to MUSIC. It doesn't exist anymore. Only the good old stuff. More on this tomorrow. Daniel