Vesuvio Italian Bread Bakers NYC

 

VESUVIO ITALIAN BREAD BAKERS 

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VESUVIO’S

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“Vesuvio Italian Bread Bakers” is a painting by the artist Bellino. The artist has created this beautiful fine art print on canvas using his oirigianl painting of the famed Greenwich Village Italian Bakery known as Vesuvio’s on Prince Street in New York, which people now call Soho, but all Oldtime Italian residents of the neighborhood still call the area Greenwich Village (Southern Greenwich Village), New York. This is a limited edition art piece by the artist Bellino, who is a native of Greenwich Village. The piece is sure to please any and all who love things like: Italian America, New York Italian, Italian Food, and New York Italian-American Culture, and all wonderful things (like this) in general. Framed – 6″ X 6″ Canvas Fine Art Print.

GIFT IDEAS : Christmas, Birthdays, and all occasions.

Vesuvio Bakery was opened on Prince Street, Greenwich Village NY in 1920 by Nunzio Dapolito, the year his son Anthony was born. Anthony worked at the bakery as a little boy, delivering bread around the neighborhood. When his father retired, Anthony Dapolito took over running the family’s Bread Bakery and ran it until his death in 2003. His memory lives on, and the storefront is a historical landmark, that can not be altered.
Anthony Dapolito at Vesuvio’s

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VESUVIO ITALIAN BREAD BAKERS

Anthony Dapolito – Vesuvio Bread Bakers


VESUVIO ITALIAN BREAD BAKERY is a One-Of-a-Kind tee shirt design from an original painting by the artist Bellino of the historical Old Italian New York Bakery Vesuvio’s on Prince Street in what is now known as Soho, but to the Italian American Baker Anthony Dapolito who owned and operated this famed Italian New York institution VESUVIO BAKERY 160 Prince Street NYC. His Bakery on Prince Street was in what old-timers still consider Greenwich Village New York and NOT Soho. This a Limited Edition T-Shirt  created by Bellino.


Pizza God Dominic DeMarco

“PIZZA GOD”
 
Dominic DeMarco
 
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PIZZA GOD DOM DeMARCO
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SUNDAY SAUCE

Sophia Loren with Pizza

 


SOPHIA LOREN

with PIZZA

by Bellino
POSITANO The AMALFI COAST 

COOKBOOK / TRAVEL GUIDE

SOPHIA LOREN w/ PIZZA
LIMITED EDITION

TEE SHIRT


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John Travolta Eats Pizza

 

 
 
JOHN TRAVOLTA – PIZZA
 
“Saturday Night Fever”
 
by Bellino 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TRAVOLTA EATS PIZZA
 
by BELLINO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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WHEN ITALIAN-AMERICANS COOK
 
TRAVOLTA PASTA
 
And More …
 
 
 
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Johns Pizza New york Pizzeria

 


JOHN’S PIZZA

With AMERICAN FLAG

GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK

JOHN’S PIZZERIA

And AMERICAN FLAG
CONEY ILSAND WONDER WHEEL

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

CARBONE

FINE ART AMERICA

Pizza God Tee Shirt Dom DeMarco DiFara Pizzeria Brooklyn NY

 
The “PIZZA GOD” ???
 
Dom DeMarco
 
DiFARA PIZZERIA
 
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
 
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“The PIZZA GOD” ? Dom DeMarco of DiFara Pizzeria New York is considered one of the Greatest Pizzaioli in The World, if Not Thee Greatest of All. We think he is, and his Pizza is The Best you can Get anywhere in The World, including Naples Italy, “we think Dom’s Pizza is Better,” and many would agree.
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Get this one-of-a-kind Limited Edition Tee Shirt of the Greatest Pizza Maker alive, the one we call “Pizza God” Dom DeMarco, Brooklyn, New York.
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The Worlds Best Pizza is in New York

 
JOHN’S PIZZERIA
 
aka JOHN’S of BLEECKER STREET
 
My FAVORITE PIZZERIA OVERALL
 
 
TOTONNO’S PIZZERIA NAPOLITANO
 
NEPTUNE AVENUE
 
CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN
 
NEW YORK
 
“LOVE IT”
 
Pizzaiolo Michael
 
TOTONNO’S
 
Coney Island
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The MASTER
 
Dom DeMarco
 
DiFARA PIZZA
 
Avenue “J”
 
BROOKLYN, NY
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The Great Mark Iacono
 
At LUCALI’S
 
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
 
 
 
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The OVEN at LOMBARDI’S
“This is where it all Started”
AMERICA’S 1st PIZZERIA
Opened in 1905 by Genaro Lombardi
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Genaro Lombardi with pizzaiolo Totonno Pero
1905
SPRING STREET
NEW YORK NY
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Inside LOMBARDI’S

 

 
 
 
 
JOE’S PIZZA
 
Carmine Street
 
New York NY
 
NEW YORK’S BEST LOVED SLICE

 

 
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The Soho Square
From PRINCE STREET PIZZA
Now my FAVORITE PIECE of PIZZA in New York
But when it comes to a so-called Plain Slice ?
Nobody Beats Dom DeMarco and his awesomely tasty PIZZA
at DiFARA PIZZA Brooklyn, New York, and the World’s Single Best PIZZA
“SERIOUSLY” !!!
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The GREAT DOM DeMARCO
ANd The WORLD’S BEST PIZZA ?
“DOM’S”
DiFARA PIZZERIA
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
PATSY’S PIZZERIA
East Harlem , New York
“FRANK SINATRA’S FAVORITE”
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SAL & CARMINE’S PIZZA
Since 1957
Upper West Side of Manhattan
2671 BROADWAY, NY NY
As The Signs says, “CRISPY PIZZA” !!!
One of NEW YORK’S BEST
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FAMOUS BEN’S PIZZA
SPRING STREET

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SFINCIONE
“REAL SICILIAN PIZZA” !!!
BEN’S is one of The Few Places in NEW YORK 
to Get REAL AUTHENTIC SICILIAN PIZZA, “SFINCIONE”
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How to Make Focaccia – Recipe

 


A Fresh Baked FOCACCIA 





FOCACCIA RECIPE

3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon  active dry yeast
1 ¾ cups  warm water


MAKING The DOUGH

Step 1: In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the flour, salt, and yeast. Pour in the warm water (about 110 degrees) and use your hands to mix and fold the dough until all the flour is incorporated. The dough will be sticky.

Step 2: Transfer the dough to a plastic container and store covered in the fridge for at least 8 hours and up to two days.


COOKING the FOCACCIA

Step 1: When you are ready to make your pizza, remove the dough from the refrigerator. Temper it for about an hour at room temperature.

Step 2: Use the olive oil to generously coat an 18-by-13-inch baking sheet. Transfer the focaccia dough to the pan and fold it over on itself. Let the dough rise in a warm place for 1½ to 2 hours, or until doubled in size. (Your rising time will vary depending on climate and humidity.)

Step 3: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and turn on the convection fan if you have one. If you have a baking stone or baking peel, place it in the center of the oven rack.

Step 4: Coat your palms using the olive oil that pools in the sides of the pan, and gently press, stretching and flattening the dough to the edges. Use your fingertips to gently dimple the dough. Sprinkle the flaky sea salt and ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper across it, then top with the green garlic and zucchini slices, and finish by sprinkling the remaining ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper.

Step 5: Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until the crust is golden-brown.

Step 6: Using a large metal spatula, transfer the focaccia pizza from the baking sheet to a cooling rack. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and ricotta salata.



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PIZZA The New York SLICE a History

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NEW YORK PIZZA
 
SLICE JOINTS
 
 
Pizza can be a great divider in New York. In fact, one of the easiest ways to get into argument (without end) is to name a “Best Pizza in the City.” But at the same time, pizza — specifically the reheated, foldable, portable slice — is one of the city’s great uniters. There is no culinary experience that New Yorkers share more widely and more unanimously than the slice joint. Like catching a sunset over the skyline or stepping in an icy curbside puddle, the slice joint has, since its beginnings more than 50 years ago, become common currency.  
 
 New York pizza starts with large waves of Italian immigrants settling in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By 1920, roughly a quarter of the 1.6 million Italian immigrants in the United States were living in New York, establishing enclaves in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Such neighborhoods were home to the first pizzerias, like Lombardi’s in Little Italy, which opened on Spring Street in 1905. The namesake of the Neapolitan immigrant Gennaro Lombardi, the restaurant used a coal-fired oven to create pizzas with puffy, charred crusts and a bubbling layer of tomato sauce and cheese that made it one of the most popular restaurants in Little Italy. As if in biblical succession, as apprentices left to start their own pizza operations, Lombardi’s begat Totonno’s in Coney Island, John’s in Greenwich Village and Patsy’s in what is now Spanish HarlemThese are the four acknowledged prewar pizza pillars in the city. (Though none of them was a slice joint in the current sense.)
 
The price has changed over the decades, but the scene and staging remain much the same. Look at the crowd of New Yorkers and tourists alike bundled in winter coats on a recent Wednesday night at Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street. The pies at Joes, which opened in 1975, are considered among the city’s best. See how the customers rotate in a perfect line through the door and up to the glass case, their orders ready and their money in hand. “Three dollars,” the pizza man says briskly, after he has placed the requested slice into a decked oven. Out come the hot, bubbling triangles of cheese and sauce on thin, pliable crust. Once their slices are ready, the diners — if so formal a word even applies — grab a place at the counter in the window or push out the door, slice in hand, on to wherever the evening may take them. This is the “New York style.” 
 
The origin story of New York pizza starts with large waves of Italian immigrants settling in the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By 1920, roughly a quarter of the 1.6 million Italian immigrants in the United States were living in New York, establishing enclaves in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. Such neighborhoods were home to the first pizzerias, like Lombardi’s in Little Italy, which opened on Spring Street in 1905. The namesake of the Neapolitan immigrant Gennaro Lombardi, the restaurant used a coal-fired oven to create pizzas with puffy, charred crusts and a bubbling layer of tomato sauce and cheese that made it one of the most popular restaurants in Little Italy. As if in biblical succession, as apprentices left to start their own pizza operations, Lombardi’s begat Totonno’s in Coney Island, John’s in Greenwich Village and Patsy’s in what is now Spanish HarlemThese are the four acknowledged prewar pizza pillars in the city
 
Hot, filling and eaten with the hands, pizza elicited breathless coverage from The Times fairly early on, as food writers marveled at the appealing combination of ingredients and convenience. By 1947, the paper was fully sold. “A round of dough is baked with tomatoes and anchovies and cheese atop, cut into wedges, then eaten with the fingers between gulps of wine,” the food editor Jane Nickerson enthused. “The pizza could be as popular a snack as the hamburger if Americans only knew more about it.” 
 
Nine years later, The Times’s Herbert Mitgang contemplated the reasons for pizza’s popularity, writing, “The guess is that a number of Americans of Italian origin, aided by advertising and refrigeration, have made pizza as delectable as such other postwar imports as Lollobrigida” — referring to Gina, the saucy Roman film star. The Neapolitan-style pie became a chic dinner-party staple that could also be supplemented with a salad for a filling, family meal. But one innovation would change how New Yorkers enjoyed pizza forever. 
 
 
 
RAY’S PIZZA
 
6th Avenue, GREENWICH VILLAGE, NEW YORK
 
1984
 
 
Frank Mastro, an Italian immigrant and businessman, saw the potential for pizza to be as popular in America as the hot dog. He just had to figure out a way to make it quicker and cheaper for both restaurant owners and diners. So in the mid-1930s, he devised a gas pizza oven that maintained optimal temperatures even as the door was opened over and over. 
 
Although it is hard to pinpoint when pizza was first sold by the slice, the introduction of the gas oven with multiple decks gave New Yorkers the option of enjoying a crisp-bottomed slice either as a full meal or a substantial snack between meals as they moved around the city. Pizza shop owners no longer needed to learn how to operate a coal-fired oven, meaning pizza could be made quicker and with less training. By the 1960s, the slice joint boom was on. And it is the slice joint that really turned pizza from an Italian Food in New York City into a New York City food — a meal shared across neighborhoods, ethnicities and age groups, equally at home in the Bay Ridge of “Saturday Night Fever” as in the Bedford-Stuyvesant of “Do the Right Thing.” 
 

This proliferation was also helped along by the same thing that brought pizza to this country in the first place: immigration. In the ’60s and ’70s, waves of immigrants from Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America began joining the work force and landing in food service roles, where the barrier to entry was much lower than in other fields.

As one of the standard-bearers of the current slice-joint renaissance, Scarr Pimentel remembers his spot on 138th Street and Broadway. “Kids like me pretty much grew up in pizza shops,” said Mr. Pimentel, whose family moved to New York from the Dominican Republic. “If you had five bucks you could have a slice, a soda and some ice cream. It was a full meal and sometimes the owner would slip us an extra slice or something.” Mr. Pimentel opened his own pizza shop in 2016, the sleek and retro Scarr’s Pizza on the Lower East Side. His slices and pies are made with organic flour, high-quality tomatoes and cheese and carefully sourced (often organic) toppings, but the slice-joint spirit holds true. “Who would’ve thought a kid like me from the Dominican Republic would own a pizza shop in New York City one day?” he added. 

 
JOE’S PIZZA
 
BLEECKER & CARMINE STREETS
 
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY

John Kambouris immigrated to Washington Heights in 1965 from a small Greek island about 200 miles east of Athens. “I had $10 in my pocket,” he said from behind the counter of Pizza Palace on Dyckman Street, which he has owned since 1979, when he bought the business from an Italian couple he knew from the neighborhood. “They say the Italians bring the pizza here, but we put our culture on it.” In the 1960s this area was Irish and Jewish, he explained. Today, the neighborhood is home to a large Caribbean population, including a large concentration of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. “I love what I’m doing … we’re making pizza that people want and I don’t have to be Italian to make good pizza,” Mr. Kambouris said, before noting, “I’ve put three kids through college off of this shop.” 

 

It’s in hundreds of shops like his around the city, many no bigger than subway cars, where you’ll find New Yorkers shoulder to shoulder, eating slices in near silence. “Teens, Wall Street guys, guys camped out with a shopping cart, a pizza place is the most diverse space in the city,” said Colin Atrophy Hagendorf, author of “Slice Harvester: A Memoir in Pizza” and host of the Radio Harvester podcast. “Inside a pizzeria that dream of diverse New York City is a reality. I think that’s such a beautiful thing. 

 

 

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Mark Iacono Lucali Pizza to open a Slice Shop in Brooklyn Baby Lucs

 
Mark Iacono
 
LUCALI PIZZA
 
CARROLL GARDENS, BROOKLYN  NY
 
 
Word on the street has it that Mark Iacono of Lucali Pizza in Carroll Gardens,
Brooklyn, New York is set to open his first Slice Shop near to famed Pizzeria Lucali.
Iacono is the darly of America and the World’s hottest celebrities, New Yorker’s and Foodie mavens of New York and America.
 
Recent reports state that Iacono is opening a slice shop which will be called Baby Luc’s
at 387 Court Street, a couple blocks from Lucali. Iacono has yet to confirm this. Pizza mavens are sure to be happy that they’ll be able to roll up and merely get a couple of slices without going the the stiff rigors of securing a table at Lucali, a feat though not as hard as getting an almost impossible reservation at Rao’s Italian Restaurant in East Harlem New York. “No,” as the late great Frankie No (Frank Pellegrino Senior) used to say, “No, I don’t have a table,” thus the nickname Frankie No. No it’s not as hard to get a table at Lucali’s as the impossible task of getting a table at Rao’s, which you can’t, it is no easy feat getting a table at Lucali’s, so being able to go and get a couple slices at iacono’s forthcoming slice shop is happy news to many. Though we are sure there will be lines out of Bay Luc’s doors, it should be a lot easy to get yourself some Pizza. “Thank you Mar.”
 
Anyway this is one guy (of many) that is happy at the prospect and looking forward to going to Mark Iacono’s new place. And while I’m at it, being so close I will certainly get one of my most beloved food items in all of New York, a Vastedda Sandwich at Ferdinando’s on nearby Union Street when I get my slice of Pizza at Baby Luc’s, it will be an awesome Brooklyn Italian Double Header of Ferdinado’s awesome Vasteddi (Beef Spleen Sandwiches), and a couple slices of pizza from Mark place. And while I’m at it, I think I’ll have to make it a Carroll Gardens Triple Header and get a Cannoli and some Italian Cookies at Mazzola Bakery on Henry Street. “Now that’s what I call eating.” Can’t wait.
 
 
 
Daniel Bellino Zwicke
 
 
 
 
 
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MY BROOKLYN ITALIAN TRIPLE HEADER
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GAME 1 :  A Couple SLICES of PIZZA at Baby Luc’s
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GAME 2 :  A VASTEDDA at FERDINANDO’S FOCACCERIA
VASTEDDA
 
A SICILIAN BEEF SPLEEN SANDWICH with RICOTTA
 
and CACIOCAVALLO CHEESE
 
FERDINANDO’S FOCACCERIA
 
UNION STREET, BROOKLYN NY
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GAME 3 : A CANNOLI from Mazzola Bakery
 
 
MAZZOLA ITALIAN BAKERY
 
UNION STREET, BROOKLYN
 
NEW YORK
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