Italy – The South – Bella Italia – Most Beautiful Place on Earth

Bella Italia Southern Italy The Most Beautiful Place on Earth  Part One * Italy’s north may have the euros, but the south has the soul. Sun-bleached and weathered, this is Italy at its most ancient, complex and contradictory.       At the crossroads of civilizations for millennia, southern Italy is littered with the detritus […]

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Sebastian Maniscalco – The Evil Eye – Il Malocchio

Sebastian Maniscalco Il Malocchio The Evil Eye   Do you remember the Mal’ Occhio…. The Evil Eye ? I do…. When I was a kid in Willow Grove Pennsylvania I recall a story where a guy from Norristown actually believed a man down the street gave him the Mal’ Occhio curse. In retaliation he actually […]

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Fried Dough – Simple and Delicious

Fried Dough Simple & Delicious * Executive Chef John Coletta explains his method of making Italian Fried Dough.     If you are like me you have some wonderful memories of the simple things we had growing up. Fried Dough was one of them. This is not a zeppole recipe. Fried Dough and Zeppole are […]

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Bread Making – Old World Sicilian – Field to Table – Fascinating

 Bread Making Old World Sicilian Fascinating From the Field to the Table * Delicious Old World Bread This is truly a fascinating video. Bread Making – It’s not a recipe as much as it is a film that takes you from harvesting in the field, to making the dough, to preparing the ancient brick oven, […]

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Rock & Roll History: Mairze Doatz – Dodie Stevens (Geraldine Pasquale)

Rock & Roll History Dodie Stevens Mairze Doatz (Born: Geraldine Ann Pasquale) * Dodie Stevens (born Geraldine Ann Pasquale, February 17, 1946) is an American rock and pop singer. She is best known for her 1959 song “Pink Shoe Laces”, which she performed at 13 years old.   A piece of Rock & Roll history. […]

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Luciano Pavarotti & Barry White ….. My Everything

Luciano Pavarotti and Barry White  My Everything * For those that haven’t seen this it’s priceless and an example of the personal outreach of both Luciano Pavarotti and Barry White touching all ends of the musical spectrum. They appeared together to sing Barry’s hit song My First, My Last, My Everything. Wonderful Together   * […]

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Andrea Bocelli & Matteo Bocelli – Father & Son Singing Together

Andrea Bocelli & Matteo Bocelli Father & Son Singing Together *   Watching Andrea playing piano with his son will give you goosebumps.  Technically they are very different, but there is one thing that makes them most similar: the attitude. That characteristic way of expressing yourself through your voice.         “This makes […]

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Eggplant Parmigiana – Italian Gandma’ Gina – OMG

Egg plant Parmigiana Italian Grandma’ Gina My favorite * Watch and Listen to Italian Grandma’ Gina as she explains in her priceless Broken English how to make Eggplant Parmigiana.  Eggplant Parmigiana has a special place in my heart. When I was growing up my best friend Tony (actually his real name is Felice but that’s […]

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Columbus Day – Joe Piscopo defends….

Joe Piscopo  Defends Columbus Day Celebration  Love Joe Piscopo * Listen to what Joe has to say in the interview below….      In the meantime we agree with the following:    The second Monday of October should continue to be celebrated as Columbus Day. We strongly object to and oppose any efforts to abolish or […]

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Dean Martin Roast – Lt. Columbo Roasts Frank Sinatra

Dean Martin Roast Lt. Columbo Roasts Frank Sinatra * The Dean Martin Roast was absolutely hysterical back in the day and this piece featuring Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo is one of the funniest pieces of all time. What a brilliant performance. This is priceless and it kind of makes me sad to realize that […]

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