Wow! CLEMENZA Has a Cookbook ! It's about time. It took some 41 years since the making of The GODFATHER, the iconic Film from Francis Ford Coppola and writer Mario Puzo ... And 41 years since Corleone Caporegime Pete Clemenza made his Famed Sunday Sauce (Italian Gravy), teaching Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) along the way ..
The book by New York author Daniel Bellino is great, and sure to please any fan of The Godfather, Italian-American Citizens or anyone who wants to cook and eat like one, and I guess that's just about everyone. Isn't it? The book is filled with Italian American favorite recipes and peppered with wonderful stories of Italian-Americans, their foods and rituals.
The book centers around the Supreme Dish of Italian America, SUNDAY SAUCE, aka "GRAVY" There are 3 different Sunday Sauce Recipes in the book; Clemenza's Mob War Sunday Sauce, Goodfellas Sunday Sauce made by Charlie Scorsese (Marty's Father) and Paul Sorvino in Martin Scorsese 's Goodfellas .. The actual "SAUCE" used in the movie was made by Martin Scorsese's Mother Catherine Scorsese, as is any Italian Food in any Scorsese Films, such as Raging Bull and Goodfellas. The author also includes hsi own famed "GRAVY" Recipe, The Bellino Family Sunday Sauce ... And the recipes are not just of Sunday Sauce, but include; Pasta Fazool, Mussels Marinara, Meatballs, Slasa Segreta (Secret Sauce) and a hosy of other wonderful Italian American recipes.