Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino Z Goes Back to Naples Capri The Amalfi Coast Italy

 

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Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke
BACK on CAPRI
NAPLES and The AMALFI COAST


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My ESPRESSO

BAR DUE GULFI

CAPRI



Stopped in here for an Espresso, so I could use the bathroom and change into my swim trunks to go swimming at Marina Picolo. If you want to go swimming at Marina Picolo, the best way to get there is to take a little town bus to Due Gulfi (Two Gulfs). Get off the bus, and ask one of the locals where the pathway is to Marina Picolo. It’s a great little walk (10 minutes), with nice sights to see as you stroll down to the beach. You have options of paying  for a chaise-lounge at a private beach club, or better yet, there is a free beach that’s awesome. I never pay when swimming at Marina Picolo and always opt for the free beach, which is wonderful.

I reserve saving my money for when I go swimming at Da Luigi Beach Club at the Faraglioni Rocks. It’s gorgeous!







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Catch of The Day


I was lucky to catch these two Fishermen bringing in their fresh Catch of The Day, as locals were at the dock to buy the freshest fish humanly possible, directly from these two fine gentlemen, who had a scale on board to weight the fish. This was quite awesome to witness, and was one of the highlights of my trip.
These fishermen had quite a good variety of several different kinds of local fish, and their were about 6 local men there to buy fish from them. It was quite an animated scene as thee fishermen quoted prices of the various fish, and the buyers argued with them over the price, and the two sides bickered back and forth before a final sale was mad.. It was all in good fun, and I totally enjoyed the show.



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A PERFECT PLATE of SPAGHETTI POMODORO
A TRATTORIA in ISCHIA
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My Hotel in Ischia
Hotel Villa Melodie


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The POOL at The HOTEL VILLA MELODIE … ISCHIA
If You’re Looking for a Nice affordable Hotel that has a Great POOL
The HOTEL VILLA MELODIE in FORIO , ISCHIA is a Great Choice
“I Just Loved It”


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Orange  Juice Guy
Sant Angelo , Ischia
This Guy makes the Best Dam Fresh Squeezed OJ Ever !!!
Awesome LEMONADE Too !!


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Procida
View From The Top
Looking to Monte Procida and Sorrento
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Lunch at La Piazzetta Trattoria / Pizzeria
PROCIDA
ALICI FRITTI & a Glass of BIANCOLELLA
This was one of my Favorite Dishes of The Trip, “Absolutely Delicious” 
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COOKING ITALIAN
GREATEST HITS COOKBOOK
RECIPES of NAPLES & The AMALFI COAST ITALY
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RECIPE SPAGHETTI TOMATO SAUCE



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Looking Down to Marian rand Capri
From Top of The Phoenician Stairs in Anacapri
Photo Copyright Daniel B. Zwicke
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My Old Stomping Grounds in Capri
A Wonderful Hotel with Reasonable Prices
And a Great Location in Capri
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Capri Montage
Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke in CAPRI
Espresso, Da Luigi Beacch Club at The Faraglioni Rocks (Daniel’s Favorite Beach)
Shuttle Boat at Da Luigi to Marina Picolo, Marina Picolo, Chapel at Marina Picolo
At Marina Picolo looking to the famed FARAGLIONO ROCKS of CAPRI
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Virgin Mary
ISCHIA

 

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Gaetano making me a Perfect ESPRESSO

HOTEL PLAZA

SALERNO


The Hotel Plaza in Salerno s a wonderful hotel. The location is great, being across the from the Train Station and just 3 blocks from the marine terminal where you can catch Ferry Boats to Capri, Sorrento, Ischia, Positano, Amalfi, Cetara, and all points on the Amalfi Coast. You can catch trains to Naples and be there in just 30 minutes.

Gaetano whose family owns and runs the hotel is an absolute Gem. Love that guy. He is so very kind and hospitable and wil make you feel like family, and if you get to know him, you will might be lucky to have him make you a perfect Espresso personally on his prized Espresso machine that he loves dearly. I was so lucky for this, but most of all, I was so fortunate to have a few lovely conversation with Gaetano, he is as I have said a gem, and I will cherish and always remember spending a little time with him and having those nice conversations. “Thank you Gaetano, you made my stay at your family’s hotel in Salerno so very special.






GAETANO Makes Me ESPRESSO

WATCH The VIDEO !

 

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EATING WATERMELON in NAPLES , ITALY

NAPOLI


These Guys Invited Me into Their Little Party at their FRUIT STAND in NAPOLI

We ate WATERMELON and Drank LYCRIMA CHRIST WINE


“I Had a Great Time

One of the HIGHLIGHTS of my TRIP






My PIZZA

Di MATTEO

NAPOLI







PIZZERIA Di MATTEO

NAPLES


  
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BACK in POSITANO

August 2019

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Positano

Walking up the Via Pasitea

 

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Mario & Esperanza

 

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Me & Mario
Hanging at The Pool of The Hotel Poseidon
POSITANO , ITALY
August 9, 2019
Swimming and Drinking Aperol Spritz ‘s
All Afternoon
Me Mario and his Wife Esperanza had a great Day
Probably the # 1 Highlight of my entire Trip

 

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Asparagus Frittata Amalfitana

 

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FRITATTA

Fritatta are flat Italian Omelettes, that Italians love to eat for lunch, as a light dinner, maybe preceded with some kind of green salad which might include an Insalta Caprese. Fritatta are much loved on the Amalfi Coast as they can be made with just about anything you. like, especially any vegetables that they grow in the area. Potatoes, Spinach, Sweet Peppers, and Zucchini are among the favorites, and are usually always seasoned with grated cheese. Spaghetti Fritatta is a favorite in Naples as well as on the coast. It’s tasty, seasoned with some tomato and Pecorino or Parmigiano Cheese, and it’s a great way to get rid of leftover Spaghetti.

FRITTATA di ASPARAGI e PATATE

   Potato & Asparagus Frittata

Both potatoes and asparagus are much loved on the Amalfi Coast, and both vegetables find there way in many dishes, including; soups, pasta, and as here in frittata. You can make the frittata with just three 3 eggs if you like to have a nice lunch or light dinner for one. Or make it with 5 or 6 eggs as it calls for in the recipe below, and you can serve a wedge of frittata as part of mixed antipasti, eat a couple pieces for a snack in-between meals, and it is a great item to bring along with Aracini, Salami, and Cheese for a nice beacch-lunch or picnic anywhere at all. Enjoy it.

Ingredients :

1 large Idaho Potato, peeled and sliced ¼” thick

10 medium Asparagus, washed, sliced 1” pieces

5 X-Large Eggs, beaten

¼ cup grated Parmigiano

1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter

Olive Oil, Salt, & Black Pepper

Fill a medium pot ¾ full with water. Add 1 teaspoon of Salt. Bring water to the boil and add potatoes. Once the water comes back to the boil, let potatoes cook for one minute then add the asparagus.

Continue cooking the potatoes with the asparagus until the potatoes and the asparagus are both getting slightly tender, yet firm at the same time, 4-5 minutes.

Drain the vegetables in a colander and set aside.

Place the eggs in a medium bowl, add a half teaspoon each of both Salt & Black Pepper and beat eggs to combined. Add grated Parmigiano and mix into the eggs.

Place a large 10-12” non-stick frying pan on top of stove and add 5 tablespoons of olive oil to pan. Add the potatoes and asparagus and bring to medium heat. Season with a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring a couple times to get all sides cooked.

Add 1 tablespoon of Butter to the pan and let it completely melt.

Turn the heat on to high, and add the eggs. Mix vigorously with a wooden spoon, until most of the eggs are cooked. Turn heat off.

Place a very large plate the can completely cover the frying pan. Flip the pan so it is upside down and the frittata falls into the plate.

Add the remaining butter and a bit more olive oil to frying pan. Turn heat to medium and add the frittata with the un-cooked side going into the pan to cook. Turn heat to low and cook about 1 minute until the eggs are completely cooked. Turn heat off.

Slide the Fritatta onto a clean plate. Cut into wedges and serve immediately or let cool and serve at room temperature.

Excerpted from POSITANO – The AMALFI COAST  by Daniel Bellino Zwicke

Coming Soon … June 2019

 

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Asparagus Frittata

Potato Frittata , Eggplant, and Peppers

At a Salumeria on The Amalfi Coast Italy

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COMING SOON

POSITANO – The AMALFI COAST

Travel Guide / Cookbook

by Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

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My Trip Positano 2018

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Vintage FIAT 500 on the Streets of Positano

Summer 2018

 

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Looking down on Positano

Author Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

May 2018

 

 

Approach to Positano

Just got off the Ferry from Amalfi

 

 

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Santa Maria Asunta

Positano

 

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Altar, Santa Maria Asunta Positano

 

 

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POSITANO

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Salumeri – Delicatessen

Positano

 

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Santa Maria Delle Grazie

Montepertuso – Positano

 

 

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SUNDAY SAUCE

alla PACINO

The GODFATHER

 

 

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