Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra – Excellent Rare Medley Nov. 1, 1960

Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra  Excellent & Rare Medley November 1, 1960 * What can you say about these two except that they just don’t make them like this anymore. This is one of our favorite clips from back in the day, November 1, 1960.   Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, […]

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Dean Martin – At his best – 1964 – LIVE on Stage

Dean Martin – Medley At His Best Live on Stage – 1964 *   At 15, Dean Martin was a boxer who billed himself as “Kid Crochet”. Dean’s prizefighting earned him a broken nose (later straightened), a scarred lip, many broken knuckles (a result of not being able to afford tape used to wrap boxers’ […]

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Calzone Recipe Food Wishes – Chef John – YUM

Calzone Recipe Food Wishes – Chef John * A calzone – “stocking” is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza that originated in Naples in the 18th century. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and is stuffed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, as well as an egg. Different regional variations on a calzone can often include other ingredients that are normally associated […]

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Extraordinary Italian Ceramics – Creating an Exquisite Ceramic Rose

Extraordinary Italian Ceramics Creating an Exquisite Ceramic Rose Bassano Ceramics *   Making this high quality Ceramic is something that italians have refined to the greatest degree over the Centuries. The amount of varied Ceramics and Pottery that the Italians have perfected is unequaled around the world.    Nove Ware for example is a type of maiolica, […]

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Perry Como – “Arrivederci Roma”

Perry Como  “Arrivederci Roma” * Pierino Ronald “Perry” Como  was an American singer, actor and television personality. During a career spanning more than half a century he recorded exclusively for RCA Victor for 44 years, after signing with the label in 1943.    “Mr. C.”, as he was nicknamed, sold millions of records and pioneered a weekly musical variety television […]

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My Funny Valentine – Frank Sinatra

My Funny Valentine Frank Sinatra * Love this version of My Funny Valentine. Sinatra always did something special with the songs that he sang. This one is no exception. Hope you enjoy…      “My Funny Valentine” is a show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms in which it was introduced by former child star Mitzi Green. […]

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Cassata – Traditional Recipe – Giallo Zefferano

Cassata Traditional Recipe Giallo Zefferano – Yellow Saffron *   Cassata or Cassata siciliana is a traditional “Dolce” or Sweet from Sicily, Italy.  Cassata consists of round sponge cake moistened with fruit juices or liqueur and layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit. A filling this is sometimes used with cannoli. Cassata has a shell of marzipan, pink and green coloured icing, and decorative designs. Cassata may also refer to a Neapolitan ice cream containing […]

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116 Year Old Woman Reveals Her Secret for a Long Life

116 Year Old Woman Reveals Her Secret for a Long Life * The next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel so guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, a number of health benefits may be associated with this delicious treat. Chocolate is made from […]

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Calabria – Traditional “Nduja” (Anduya) Recipe – Spicey Salami Spread

Calabria Recipe – Traditional “Nduja” (Anduya)  Spicey Salami Spread Chef John Food Wishes *   ‘Nduja (pronounced “Anduya” is a particularly spicy, spreadable pork salumi from Italy. It is typically made with parts of the pig such as the shoulder and belly, as well as tripe, roasted peppers and a mixture of spices. It is a Calabrian variation of salumi, loosely based on […]

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Pizza Sauce Recipe – Chef John Food Wishes

Pizza Sauce (Wonderful) Recipe Chef John Food Wishes * Chef John always has an interesting take on the recipes he puts out. This one on Pizza Sauce is no exception. Enjoy *   The misconception that the tomato has been central to Italian cuisine since its introduction from the Americas is often repeated. Though the tomato was introduced from […]

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