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Asparagus Frittata Recipe 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

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Getting to Positano and The Amalfi Coast from Naples or Rome, we will tell you how. First off, if you are coming from Napoli there are several ways with varying cost. For example, it can cost from $200 to $300 to have a private car drive you from Napoli to Sorrento or anywhere on the Amalfi Coast, while it will cost you about 7.2 Euros to get from the Train Station in Naples to the popular destination of POSITANO. And if you are just going from Napoli to Sorrento it will cost you only 3.6 Euro on the Circumvesuvviano Train. Then if you are going on to POSITANO or AMALFI, it is another 3.6 Euro for the Blue Sita Bus, or 12 Euro if you take one of the more frequent RED BUSES.

If, rather than going to Naples by Train, you have flown in, one of the best ways to get to Sorrento, Positano , or anywhere on the Amalfi Cost, you can take an Affordable Airport Shuttle from the Naples Airport directly to Sorrento and All Points on The Amalfi Coast.

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Ever since my first visit to Positano and Napoli way back in 1985, I love taking the Circumvesuviano Train from Napoli Centrale Stazione to Sorrento, then catching a bus from Sorrento to Positano. The first time I went, someone told me to get off the Train in Meta and catch the Blue Sita Bus from there to Positano, which I did. I believe I waited about 30 minutes for the bus to come. I waited at a little caffe at the train station in Meta. I had a Fresh OJ and Gelato while I waited.

Then it was on the Blue Cita Bus for the most magnificent Bus Ride of my life. Oh My God! The bus ride from Sorrento (or Meta) is absolutely Breathtaking, ad one you’ll never forget. Try to get a seat on the right side of the bus if you can for the best most spectacular views  of your life. It’s a trip you’ll never forget, I never did, even still to this very day 33 years later. And when you get to Positano? You’ll see.

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FERRY SERVICE : Ferries from the Marine Terminal in Napoli cost about 27 euros. Checck Time Tables as they change at various times in the yeat. You can take a Ferry Direct from Napoli to Sorrento for about 27 Euro. If you wanto to go on from there, you can Catch a Ferry Boat in Sorrento to POSITANO, AMALFI, MINOR, and SORRENTO. Ferry Boats from Sorrento to Positano run between 21 – 25 Euros, Sorrento to Amalfi about 27 Euros.

Tickets from Naples to Sorrento cost EUR 3.60.

Trains to Sorrento always depart from track 3. To reach this track, there are no elevators or escalators. Pay attention to the display and make sure you board a train to Sorrento and not Sarno!

It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes by train from Naples to Sorrento. DD trains do not stop at all the stations, so reach Sorrento in about 50 minutes.

Sorrento is the final stop on the line.

There is an elevator at the Sorrento station, which is located in the center of Sorrento.

There is no luggage storage area on the train, and no air conditioning.

Sita buses for the Amalfi Coast depart from right outside the Sorrento train station, and you can purchase tickets at the ticket stand near the bus or at the newspaper stand in the station.

Tickets from Naples to Sorrento cost EUR 3.60.

CIRCUMVESUVIANO TRAIN SCHEDULE NAPOLI to SORRENTO

and Stopping at Many Towns In-Between Naples and Sorrento

There are also Trains leaving as Early as 6 AM , and The Last Train From Napoli to Sorrento is a 9 : 30 PM (21:39) …

Tickets from Naples to Sorrento cost EUR 3.60.

When your arrive at SORRENTO, you can Catch Either a BLUE SITA BUS for 3.6 Euros or get a RED TOURIST BUS for 12 Euro ($14.24 US Dollars). 

The BLUE SITA GOV’T BUS goes from Sorrento to Amalfi, making Stops in POSITANO and Praiano.

The RED TOURIST BUS cost more (12 Euro), but has more buses and is worth the extra cost.

SORRENTO SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE

Shuttle Buses From Airport & Train Station in NAPOLI

To SORRENTO POSITANO PRAIANO AMALFI & RAVELLO

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Marina Picolo Sorrento

This is where the Ferry comes in From Napoli

Or You Can Catch a Boat to Positano, Capri, Ischia, Amalfi, or back to Naples

FERRY SERVICE : Ferries from the Marine Terminal in Napoli cost about 27 euros. Checck Time Tables as they change at various times in the yeat. You can take a Ferry Direct from Napoli to Sorrento for about 27 Euro. If you wanto to go on from there, you can Catch a Ferry Boat in Sorrento to POSITANO, AMALFI, MINOR, and SORRENTO. Ferry Boats from Sorrento to Positano run between 21 – 25 Euros, Sorrento to Amalfi about 27 Euros.

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WELCOME to BEAUTIFUL POSITANO

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EAT – DRINK – SLEEP – EXPLORE – SWIM – PLAY – GET AROUND

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The MAIN Beach at Positano

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GETTING to POSITANO

The BEST WAY

There are several ways to get to Positano, either by Bus, Car, or Boat, and some ways are much better than other ones. 

If you are Flying into the Airport in Naples, you can get Affordable Ground Transportation , directly from the Airport to Sorrento, where you can take a spectacular Bus Ride, or Ferry Boat directly from Sorrento right to the center of Positano. 

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WHERE to STAY

This is Where Billy Zane, Marisa Tomei , and Robert Downey Jr. Stayed

Le SIRENUSE HOTEL

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MAPS of POSITANO

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The Path of The Gods

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Cheapest Budget  Hotels

In POSITANO

The AMLFI COAST

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VIEW From Le SIRENUSE

Thee PLACE to STAY in POSITANO

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CASA ALBERTINA  … Positano

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Look at This View ??? !!!!

How’d You like to Have Your Breakfast Here ?

One of Our ALL-TIME FAVORITES CASA ALBERTINA

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Casa Albertina

LUXYURY For LESS

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Beautifully Appointed Rooms 

Casa Albertina is a wonderful 1st Class little family run Hotel that is perfectly situated so you get a nice view of the town from just a little way up, yet a short easy teen minute walk to the Beach and Center of Positano. 

I first discovered Casa Albertina way back in 1986 and had 3 glorious days staying there. The son Lorenzo gave me a special rate, seeing I was a young man (22) and probably didn’t have much cash. This hotel is beautifully appointed and the entire staff provides the most friendly service. Casa Albertina is an Absolute Gem.

Note : The first time I stayed at CASA ALBERTINA was the Summer of 1986. The owners sone Lorenzo gave me a special rate of $79 a night, and I had an absolutely wonderful time. The next year when I came back, the price had gone up to $119 a night. When I checked the prices in May of 2018, the rate was $279 a night, and actually a reasonable rate for the quality of this hotel, which is not super deluxe, but does make it in to the luxury category of hotels.

CASA ALBERTINA … Via Tavolozza 3  … POSITANO , ITALY  … Reserve a Room

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Me at Casa Albertina

Breakfast with Nicoletta

Summer 1986

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BUCA di BACCO …. Positano

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View From a Room

HOTEL BUCA di BACCO

HOTEL BUCA di BACC  … Via Rama Teglia 4 … Positano, Italy …  tel. 39 081 1892 2289

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The POOL

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A Room at Le Sirenuse

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View From Terrace Bar at Le Sirenuse

Le SIRENUSE HOTEL … Via C. Colombo 30 , Positano, Italy .. tel. 39 0862 060556

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View from the SAN PIETRO

One of The Worlds Most Renowned Hotels

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For The DREAM VACATION of a LIFETIME

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One of The SAN PIETRO’S FABULOUS Rooms

Your Own Private Balcony

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HOTEL ART PASTEA

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View from the Terrazzo at Hotel Art Pastea

POSITANO

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Lounge at HOTEL ART PASITEA

Free Wifi, Free Breakfast, Beautiful Views, afforadble Prices …

HOTEL ART PASITEA  …. Via Pasitea   207, Positano, Italy 

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HOTEL DIMORA FORNILLO

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View from the Terrazzo at Hotel Dimora Fornillo

POSITANO

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A Room with a VIEW

Hotel Dimora Fornillo

HOTEL DIMORA FORNILLO … Via Fornillo 27 , POSITANO

About 200 Steps up to the Hotel from the Beach and Center of town.

AC Free Wifi … Free BREAKFAST    Reserve a Room

VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA

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View From VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA

                             If You’re on a Budget, Villa Maria Antonietta is one                                            of The Best Options in Town …

Posiitano has to be one of the hardest place in the World to find a hotel room, and in the Budget Category, almost but not Impossible. Villa Maria Antonietta is one of your best options if you want to pay less than $150 US Dollars a night. It’s almost impossible finding a room here in the high season (April to Mid October).  You have a much better chance getting a room here in the off-season when you can get a room for about $96 a night (US Dollars).

I first stayed here in the Summer of 1985, and was recommended this place by the late Poet RENE RICARD. At the time I paid $40 a night, so considering the way things have skyrocketed here in Positano, that you can get a room for about double the price in 2018, that’s pretty reasonable.

The accommodations are basic, but most important, they are clean, the location is Fantastic, you are in Positano and it’s relatively Cheap.

If you want to stay in in Summer, Book Far in Advance !!!

Just 1,900 Feet from the Main Beach and Marina to catch Boats (Ferries) coming and going to Positano. 

VILLA MARIA ANTONIETTA … Via C. Colombo 41 , POSITANO , ITALY

 

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HOTEL CONCA D’ ORO

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Hotel Conca D’ Oro

Positano

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HOTEL CONCA D’ ORO

POSITANO

Afforadable with Average Room Rate of $145 a Night US Dollars

150 Steps Up, about a 15 Minute Walk to The Main Beach

HOTEL CONCA D’ ORO  …. Via Boscariello 16 ,   POSITANO , ITALY   Info

 

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TIPS on GETTING a ROOM in POSITANO and The AMALFI COAST

Positano has to be without question one of the hardest places in the World for the Budget minded to get a hotel room. There are not many options, as most hotels, the prices are astronomical priced. Seriously! This being said, it’s not impossible and there are some options available.

You should Know that Positano is one of the Worlds most saught after Vacation Destinations and that Hotel Rooms are in HIGH DEMAND and many HOTEL ROOMS are BOOKED  “MONTHS in ADVANCE” so “As SOON” as you are sure that you are going to Positano, BOOK  Your HOTEL ROOM as Far in Advance as you possibly can if you don’t want to get Shut Out of your desired location. This is a True & Hard Facct about Positano, hotel rooms fill up Fast, months in advance.

Now all this being said, we have Compiled a List of Several Affordable (Cheapest Hotel Rooms in POSITANO) Options for the Budget Minded. It wasn’t easy, but we did it.

It goes without saying that’s it’s markedly more difficult to find a reasonably priced room here during the high season which runs from mid April to mid September, with mid May to the first week of September being super busy.

This all being said, if it’s possible for you to go in October or April, these two months might be your best possible option. If you have plenty of cash and can afford to pay $300 or more a night for a hotel room, then you won’t have as much as a problem.

The other alternative to see Positano if you want to go during the High Season, is to stay in another town like, Praiano right next door to Positano, or Minori, Sorrento or other town near by, and take a bus or Boat to visit Positano, have a nice lunch and do some sightseeing.

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At BUCA di BACCO

Positano , Italy

Yes a Wonderful Ristornate Amazing View Great Food Excellet Service … This Hotel and Restaurant is a mainstay of the hugely popular town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Everythin about the place is First Class, the hotel of course , the restaurant and a friendly professional staff of waiter, BBs, host, Chef, cooks, and all who work at this establishment. I’ve eaten here numerous times since 1985, and it’s always been a great experience including my latest trip this past May with my cousin Tony. We went for lunch, this was my cousin Tony’s first time, and he loved as I always have. I think I created a Monster when my cousin Tony said let’s get a bottle of Champagne and a suggested we might get a good quality Italian Sparkling Wine. A few days before we were at Lo Smeraldino Ristorante right on the water in Amalfi. I ordered the Ferrari “Perle” Brut 2007. It was wonderful and Tony was hooked, he loved it, and wanted to get it at almostevry restaurant we went to for the rest of the trip. Now back to Buco di Bacco. Tony scanned the Wine List at Buco, he found the Ferrari “Perle” and ordered another bottle (Vintage 2010). We started drinking it and as with the 5 or so bottles of this wine we had on te trip, it was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed. Now when it came to ordering, for Antipasto we got an order of Melanzane Parmigiano (Eggplant Parm) and some grilled vegetables. Now, though we both love eating Seafood when down on the Amalfi Coast, when we saw Meatballs (Polpette) on the menu, we both ordered some. I ordered a plate of Spaghetti Meatballs while Tony ordered just Meatballs minus any pasta.

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The BAR at BUCO Di BACCO

The service as usual was excellent, it was a absolutley gorgeous day in Positano and we were both a couple of Happy Campers outside on the lower Terrazzo of Buca Di Bacco. We both commented on how relaxing and peaceful it felt sitting there on the deck and we both sat back and thorughly enjoyed the whole experience and good fortune to having lunch there at such a nice restaurant in the beautiful town of Positano n the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Yes, we knew we were lucky and we were most certainly greatful to be sharing such a memorable meal together, two Italian-American cosuins in Italy in Positano, The Amalfi Coast. Basta !

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The WINE LIST

BUCA Di BACCO

Since 1916

POSITANO

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BUCO di BACCO

POSITANO  … I won’t give you the adress, as you can’t miss it. The Hotel and Ristorante BUCA di BACCO is front and center, right at the main beach in the center of town in Positano. If by some insane reason you have a problem finding it, just ask, it’s right down near the water.  telephone :  39 081 837 0723

PS … If you can Affor It? The Hotel is Wonderful.

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A Great View of POSITANO from a outdoor table at Da VINCENZO

That’s the terrazzo of Caffe Positano where all the people are stiing outside, which if you started going to Positano long ago, you may know that spot as the old BAR DeMARTINO, one of my favorite places ever in Positano, but sadly no longer there. Anyway, this is a spectacular spot to get an Apertivo, have lunch or dinner, and just injoy the moment and the beauty before you, and just how “Lucky” you are to be in this Gorgeous Place, known as Positano. Enjoy!

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Italian Cookbook Author (Me)

Daniel Bellino Zwicke, Enjoying Lunch

at Da VINCENZO

Been Going there Since 1985

Positano

Yes, I started going to Da Vincenzo way back in 1985. Ever Since my first trip to the lovely little Seaside Town on The Amalfi Coast, that was yet to be discover by the masses all around the World. Yes, there were people who had heard about this gorgeous place, but not nearly as many as do now. Yes, Positano for the most part was still relatively un-known back then. That’s before Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. made the movie ONLY YOU that brought the town to the attention of so many more Millions of people then had ever even heard of the palce before. Anyway Cei la Vie.

Now back to Rene Ricard and myself and how I discovered and went to Da Vincenzo way back in the Summer of 1985 (Bar DeMartino also). It was just a few days befor my long awaited first trip to Italy, Spain, and the South of France when as I waas walking down 2nd Avenue one night I ran into my friend Alma who was with the Poet RENE RICARD. We were all chatting on the street when I emntioned my trip. When I said I was going to Rome, Venice, and positano, Rene got quite excited and told me the best places to go to in Rome, Venice and Positano. So besides all the info Rene gave me on Rome and Venice, he told me all about Positano and where to stay and where to eat which included going to Da Vincenzo where Rene told me I’d get the Best Plate of SPAGHETTI VONGOLE that Id’ ever have in my entire life.

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View From a Table at La CAMBUSA

La CAMBUSA … Piazza A. Vespucci / Spiaggi Grande  POSITANO … tel # 39 089 812051

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Linguine Frutta di Mare , La CAMBUSA

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La CAMBUSA

PIAZZA A. VESPUCCI

POSITANO

La CAMBUSA

Out of most of the places we went in Positano this was easily best. They are so friendly and the food was perfect while overlooking the beach. Our first night they were about to close and stayed open for us to get a light bite and a great bottle of wine and we told them we would be back and they didn’t not disappoint. The seafood pasta was amazing and once again the staff was accommodating. I couldn’t recommend this place more. Enjoy Positano and really get to know the people because it’s a great place.

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Le PERGOLA

La CAMBUSA

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La CAMBUSA and The Piazza Amerigo Vespucci

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LATTERIA

“Alimentari”  … Via Pastea   , POSITANO

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LATTERRIA

“Some of The BEST FOOD in All of POSITANO”

This is an Insider Tip

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FRITTATA FORMAGIA ARANCINI PANINI MELANZANE SALUMI e FRUTTA

The Selection at “LATTERIA” is AMAZING

And You Can Take it out and Eat on Their Lovely Little Terrazzo

“I Did”

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The Terrazzo at “LATTERIA ALIMENTARI”

We just lucked out and stumbled into this place for sandwiches while we waited for check in time at our hotel. We took them down to the beach and ate them on benches. Several people came up and asked where we got them! They were delicious and SO reasonably priced. Fantastic!

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The GIRLS at Latteria Positano

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Eat out on The Terrace or Take Out to Your Hotel Room or Apartment

or for Your BEACH LUNCH

They’ve got everything you need : Water, Wine, Sandwiches, Fruit, Rice Balls, Cheese, Salami, Eggplant Parmigiano, Frittata, Olives, Sweets, evrything.

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Daily Specials at LATERIA POSITANO

 

DELIKATESSAN

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Delikatessan

Yes another deli  (Salumeria). Beleive it or not, Salumerias / Rosticcerias have some of the best food in almost every city in Italy, and so is the case in Positano with Latteria Deli and here at Delikatessen. We decided to grab some food to take back some food to enjoy on our balcony. The food was of great quality and very reasonably priced. We bought some Pasta, Panini, and Eggplant, Arancini (Rice Balls) . Everyhtng was super tasty. They make greay Sandwiches (Panini) taht a great to take along with some Fruit and Arancini for an awesome Beach Lunch. If you are staying in Positano for a while and don’t want to eat out all the time then this is a great option. They have a great wine selection if you like to do as we do and keep a bottle or two back at our room , as well asfruit and  bottled water which you always need.

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In The KITCHEN at DELIKATESSEN

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Look at This Awesome Panino

Eggplant, Salami, Mozzarella, Peppers

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One of the Girls at DELICATESSEN

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DEICATESSEN …. Via Mulini 5 , POSITANO

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MANGIA ITALIANO

MEMORIES of ITALIAN FOOD

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View from Beach Club at Music on The Rocks

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“My own personal Favorite Beach in Positano”

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Arienzo Beach

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Spiaggi Grande

The Main Beach of Positano

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Fornillo Beach is a Great Spot with Several Nice Bars and Restaurants

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3D BEACH MAP

of POSITANO

The AMALFI COAST 

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The Boat to Da ALDOLFO

POSITANO

at LAURITO BEACH

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Map of Positano and its Beaches

 

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Read “THINKING of POSITANO” an excerpt from Best Selling Italian Cookbook Author Daniel Bellino Zwicke’s forthcoming new book; POSITANO The AMALFI COAST, set for early Spring 2019 Publication Release.

 

Positano – The AMalfi Coast is a book about Positano, The Amalfi Coast, Capri, Naples, and Sorrento like no other book ever written on this, one of the most beautiful places in the World. The book is part guide book, part regional cookbook (Recipes of Positano, Napoli, Capri, Amalfi Coast), memoir, and book of essays on these delightful subjects.

Fans of Daniel’s previous books, filled with recipes and Daniel’s wonderfful storytelling of: Italian Food, cooking and eating it with friendds and family, and enjoying life to its fullest, at the table, at home, in a restaurant, on a beach on the Amalfi Coast, on Capri, in Naples, or whereever, Daniel will bring you there and show you the way, in as Mary Poppins might sight, “In a Most Delightful Way.”

This book is sure to please both the novice or seasoned traveler, as well as armchair travelers, Italianophiles, and just about anyone. Enjoy.

 

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How to Get to POSITANO The AMALFI COAST

 

POSITANO
 
 
On The AMALFI COAST
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HOW to GET FROM NAPOLI
 
 
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BUS RIDE on The AMALFI DRIVE
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COOK LIKE YOU ARE
 
On The AMALFI COAST
 
NAPOLI and CAPRI
 
 
ITALY
 
 
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The AMALFI COAST”
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Campari and Negroni’s in POSITANO The Amalfi Coast

 

The most widely reported version of this drink’s origin is that it was invented at Caffe Casoni in Florence, Italy in 1919. Legend tells that Count Camillo Negroni asked his friend, bartender Forsco Scarselli, to strengthen his favourite cocktail – the Americano – by replacing the soda water with gin. Scarselli added an orange garnish, rather than the lemon you’d usually get with an Americano, and the drink took off. Before long, everyone was coming into the bar for a ‘Negroni.’

Camillo Negroni himself was an interesting figure. He travelled around America while in his twenties and lived the life of a cowboy for a period. He also lived in London, which, we like to think with its prevalent gin scene, led to him (perhaps inadvertently) creating one of the most iconic cocktails of all time.

The Negroni family was quick to take advantage of the cocktail’s success too, founding the Negroni Distillery in 1919, in Treviso, Italy, where they produced a ready-made version of the drink, sold as Antico Negroni. The distillery is still open today, the under the ownership of a new family.

 

 

 



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HOW to MAKE a NEGRONI COCKTAIL

Fill a ROCK GLASS wit ICE
Add Equal Parts each of CAMPARI, SWEET VERMOUTH and GIN

STIR and add an ORANGE TWIST
or Slice of ORANGE

ENJOY !!!!

 

 


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POSITANO ROME

The AMALFI COAST

And ITALIAN-AMERICAN NEW YORKERS

MANGIA ITALIANO



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Christmas in POSITANO The FEAST of 7 FISH

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The FEAST of The SEVEN FISHES is one of the most beloved Christmas Eve traditions in most Italian-American households– as long as family members eating the ocean’s bounty are seafood lovers. While some people heard tales about Nonna killing eels on the side of the bathtub, two things are true for most: The Feast and the Seven Fishes is all about family and food.

The feast, also known as “la Festa dei Sette Pesci”  in the old country, is a tradition that is popular in southern Italy. It reportedly started in Naples or Sicily and ever traveled north.

The number of fish eaten represents different things for each family. Those who eat seven fishes are representing the seven deadly sins, the creation story, the seven sacraments or the seven virtues of Christian theology: hope, fortitude, charity, faith, temperance, prudence, and justice.

While a definite meaning for the number seven is not known, some families eat as many as 13 types of fish. As few as three can be consumed, too.

Participants of the seafood bonanza indulge in “frutta di mare,” as it’s called in Italian, because Catholic Italians abstain from meat and dairy until Midnight Mass. Similarly, butter cannot be used for preparing the dish. Instead, oil olive is typically used.

Possible menu ideas include baccala (salted cod), scungilli (conch), pupa (octopus), calamari (squid), scallops, shrimp, blue crab, eel, clams, smelt, mussels and Anchovy flavored Pasta .

Some families make Cioppino, a seafood stew that can have has many as seven fishes in one bowl. There’s no rule about how the fish can be eaten. While some people might consume the fishes in one fish, others eat them separately, whether it be baked, steamed or fried.

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Positano Bites Deep

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POSITANO BITES DEEP

 

   I first heard of Positano from Alberto Moravia. It was a very hot day in Rome. He said, “Why don’t you go down to Positano on the Amalfi Coast? It is one of the fine places of Italy”. Later John McKnight of United States Information Service told me the same thing. He had spent a year there working on a book. Half a dozen people echoed this as well. Positano kind of moved in on us and we found ourselves driving down to Naples on our way,” so wrote John Steinbeck for Harper’s Bazaar, May 1953.

    Italy has long been a dream destination for so many, the art, history, endless sights, and incredible food and drink make Italy the most favored destination of millions of travelers each and every year.

    If you are headed on a vacation to Positano, one of Italy’s most favored seaside towns, it’s likely you’ll be driving in some form or the other, whether you are driving yourself down from Rome, or you’ve hired a driver to take you there, or you may be one of many arriving on one of the blue Cita Local Buses driven by the world’s best bus drivers. If so, you will be starting in Sorrento. Whether in a car or one of those blue buses, once you cross over the peninsula of Sorrento from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno, the jaw-dropping beauty of the Amalfi Drive begins to unfold. The 15- kilometer stretch from Sorrento to Positano includes a dramatic succession of curves, sheer cliffs, rocky twists and the most beautiful panoramic vistas you are likely to see in your entire lifetime. This section of the road, known as via Nastro Azzurro, the “Blue Ribbon” climaxes with Positano.

    The coastal drive between Positano and Amalfi delivers 10 miles of picture-perfect vistas that combine brilliant sea views with the dramatic jaggedness of the coastline, you’ll see colors of Azure Blue, bright yellows, pinks, greens, and colors of every spectrum of the Rainbow. It’s all quite stunningl.

    When you finally arrive in Positano you will be greeted by colorfully white and pastel painted buildings that are filled with vibrant Purple Bougainvillea plants pouring generously over their walls. The town is a former fishing village that has been turned into a sort of La Dolce Vita playground. Though the entire coastline is absolutely gorgeous, Positano is arguably the most alluring gem of them all.

   The romance of this pretty little town makes for a jewel of vacation and one you shall always cherish. It’s most assured you will never forget time spent in Positano. When traveling to Positano you immediately notice its abundance of natural beauty and the drama of rugged cliffs that shoot straight up out the blue sea below. These sights are sure to grab you with each and every turn on this, the world’s most beautiful road. You arrive and immediately notice the intoxicating smell of Jasmine that fills the air with its heady aroma.

    “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone,” author John Steinbeck stated in an article he wrote about Positano for the May 1953 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

    Steinbeck describes the terror of winding through the Amalfi Coast on a road that “corkscrewed on the edge of nothing”, clutched in his wife’s arms who was “weeping hysterically”. The road to Positano is barely wider than a car and the journey has become no less perilous. With the ocean pinching at you on one side and the mountains cradling you on the other, you spiral down past hordes of scooters that buzz like angry mosquitoes.

     Although Positano has lost its status as a secret known to a select few (myself since 1985), it still remains a gem of a place, with large crowds or not, Positano is still impresses.

 

 

Excerpted from Daniel Bellino Zwicke ‘s New Forthcoming Book : POSITANO

 

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Insalata Caprese Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad

 

 

INSALATA CAPRESE
Salad of Mozzarella
Tomatoes & Basil



As the name might imply, this salad
(antipasto) comes from the beautiful Island of Capri in the Bay of Naples. Well
yes, this salad made of fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, and Basil (Baz-ZEE-na-gOl)
is eaten all over this lovely island by both natives and the many tourist who
go to Capri to delight in its natural beauty, make a pilgrimage to the famed
Grotta Azzura, swim its pristine deep blue waters, and of course eat some tasty
local food of which the Insalata Caprese is the most famous of all.
This salad is the easiest thing in the
world to make, with the hardest part being to find perfect rip tomatoes to
complement the fresh mozzarella and basil. Once you find good fresh rip
tomatoes, and you’ve got your mozzarella and basil, all you have to do is slice
the tomatoes and mozzarella and dress all with a little salt & pepper, the
basil, and good quality Italian Olive Oil and you’re all set. Put on some nice
Italian Music, get a nice bottle of white or red wine that comes from the
region and you’re all set. Pretend you’re on Capri and you’re in Heaven.








 INGREDIENTS :

 

1 pound Fresh Mozzarella
3-4 ripe Salad Tomatoes (washed)
8 fresh Basil Leaves (washed & dried)
3 tablespoons Italian Olive Oil
Sea Salt & Black Pepper
1.  Slice the Mozzarella into 8 equal slices.
2. Place the Basil leave one-on-top-of-the other. Roll them up. Slice the roll of basil leaves to get thin slices of Basil.
3. Put half the olive oil onto a plate. Slice the tomatoes into 12 equal slices. Place the tomato slices down on the plate of olive to coat each tomato slice with olive oil. Turn each slice over.

Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper over each slice of tomato. Evenly the Basil over all 12 slices of tomato.
4. Get 4 clean plates that you will be serving the Caprese Salad on.

5. Place one slice of tomato down on the plate. Then lay one slice of mozzarella halfway over the tomato slice. Add another slice of tomato to go halfway over the 1st slice of mozzarella, then place another slice of mozzarella halfway over the 2nd slice of tomato.
Place a 3rd and final slice of tomato over the 2nd slice of mozzarella. Repeat this process until you have four plates of Caprese Salad of equal portions. Serve to your guests and enjoy.







 
 
INSALATA CAPRESE
A UNIQUE WAY TO SERVE
CAPRESE SALAD
FRESH MOZZARELLA TOMATO & BASIL
 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Sauce
Humprhrey Bogart in Capri
During Filming of BEAT The DEVIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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