Sopranos Food

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2007/06/09 22:05:06 (permalink)

Sopranos Food

As we are at the end of the series, and with the importance food has played, I figured it would be a good time for a best of Sopranos food thread.

My favorite would be the steak pizzaiola. My least favorite happened lately with the atrocious sounding Lincoln Logs. Lincoln Logs seemed to be uncooked hot dogs split down the middle and filled with cream cheese on white bread.

Well, goombahs, have at it. Let us know which dishes you remember best. Even thought T says, "Remember when is the lowest form of conversation."
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    FrankBooth
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/09 22:22:53 (permalink)
    BAKED ZITI!!! check out the sopranos cookbook if you are into the food elements of sopranos. it's hosted by artie bucco and features recipes from all the major characters- artie bucco, tony (grill stuff), carmela, etc. there are like 3 different baked ziti recipes in the cookbook- my wife has been making the sunday gravy with the meatballs, pork sausage, beef ribs, etc. then you take the meatballs and bake them into the baked ziti with the gravy- to die for. and take the rest of the meat out and eat it too... so serious- it's truly a raging gravy. it's a fine cookbook, has tons of great sopranos back story, and actually yields some amazing recipes- and there's a glossary of terms that explains things like "gabagool" or capicolla... also, don't forget tony's bialy... enjoy fb
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/09 23:48:57 (permalink)
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/11 02:50:18 (permalink)
    Sadly, no HBO here... Will have the party when A&E airs the final episode..
    But I do have to admit, watching that show defiantly makes you crave for some Italian food...
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/11 04:18:25 (permalink)
    Rigatoni with sausage, manicotti stuffed with ricotta alla marinara, linguine with clams red sauce, veal saltimbocca (they would never eat veal parm), bracciole, ravioletti stuffed with spinach and cheese.

    OK enough food for the Sopranos.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/11 16:06:54 (permalink)
    More important, Lisa, what did you think of the conclusion? We never had HBO so I've never seen an episode (and I wouldn't watch it now on various cable channels as, first of all, the thrill is gone, and second, they'd chop it up), but I've read some really ugly articles on how badly they thought it was ended.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/11 16:22:28 (permalink)
    When making Sunday Gravy and it calls for "pork meat" what would you use? My first thought was italian sauage but see that it's listed also.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/12 06:29:01 (permalink)
    In retrospect I think the ending was perfect. That said, they said this Holstens place they ate at had the best onion rings. They looked like right out of the freezer Mrs. Paul's. I feel sorry for the poor folks living in Jersey if those are the best in the state.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/12 07:09:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Rusty246

    When making Sunday Gravy and it calls for "pork meat" what would you use? My first thought was italian sauage but see that it's listed also.
    I always use pork of some fashion. It could be country style ribs or end cuts of chops, neck bones when available or panchetta on occasion. I brown off the seasoned pork in the oil then set aside untill the last hour or so of cooking then return to the sauce or gravey. I like this method it still imparts the flavor needed while keeping the meat on the bones. But that's my prefrence. Chow Jim
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/12 08:22:26 (permalink)
    My favorite was Silvio eating the stuffed squash flowers. I forget what kind of cheese they were stuffed with.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/12 15:57:59 (permalink)
    I liked it when the guy took the other guy's sausage right off his plate.

    It spoke volumes.

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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/13 15:32:44 (permalink)
    i'll be waiting for the dvd series release myself. the recipes in the cookbook looked pretty good.

    Milwfoodlovers - i can't vouch for the onion rings at Holsten's as i've never had them. however, what i can vouch for is their ice cream - they are primarily an ice cream parlor/candy shop, and their hot fudge is fantastic over maple-walnut ice cream!
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/13 15:37:03 (permalink)
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    i'll be waiting for the dvd series release myself. the recipes in the cookbook looked pretty good.

    Milwfoodlovers - i can't vouch for the onion rings at Holsten's as i've never had them. however, what i can vouch for is their ice cream - they are primarily an ice cream parlor/candy shop, and their hot fudge is fantastic over maple-walnut ice cream!



    Do they still handpack the ice cream? I haven't been there in 30 years. They used to have great burgers, but don't recall the onion rings.

    I was just up that way and took the family to Applegate's instead for ice cream.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/14 19:37:13 (permalink)
    reslezj - they still handpack the ice cream! it's messy, but you can get the hot fudge to go as well...(had a good grilled cheese sandwich there once too...)
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/14 21:34:13 (permalink)
    At Bobby's funeral dinner, Carlo's son excitedly says, "Look, dad. They got roast pork." Classic.

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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/14 21:38:58 (permalink)
    My favorite stuff, having been a Sopranos fan from day one-is when Tony orders Gabba Gool-we love cappicola in our neighborhood..especially the hot.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/15 00:30:01 (permalink)
    Here is an article on Holstens from Zagat

    http://www.zagat.com/buzz/Detail.aspx?SCID=37&BLGID=3552&zagatbuzzid=june07week2


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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/15 02:34:33 (permalink)
    As an ex-New Yorker, I used to go crazy with hunger for Italian food when they would eat (almost anything) on the show. On Mondays, I would shop and make a sauce or gravy and do veal parm or baked ziti or meatballs or...........anything Italian! We are are lucky to have (in Dallas) a very good Italian grocery where they make their own (hot AND sweet) sausage. They do their own meatballs too. They also serve hero's with all kinds of Italian salami's and cheeses. The place is called, "Jimmy's Italian Grocery"
    Ask "Al the Mayor". He and his wife have been there with me.
    As far as the ending is concerned, I was upset and angry the way they ended the show. However, after giving it a great deal of thought and listening to others, I'm now, OK with it. But, I still don't understand it.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/15 10:14:45 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

    In retrospect I think the ending was perfect. That said, they said this Holstens place they ate at had the best onion rings. They looked like right out of the freezer Mrs. Paul's. I feel sorry for the poor folks living in Jersey if those are the best in the state.


    I see a trivia question coming up in a few years....What was the last thing eaten on the Soprano's?

    I wasn't sure if it was Onion Rings or Calamari. Thanks for clarifying!


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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/15 10:19:24 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by desertdog

    quote:
    Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

    In retrospect I think the ending was perfect. That said, they said this Holstens place they ate at had the best onion rings. They looked like right out of the freezer Mrs. Paul's. I feel sorry for the poor folks living in Jersey if those are the best in the state.


    I see a trivia question coming up in a few years....What was the last thing eaten on the Soprano's?

    I wasn't sure if it was Onion Rings or Calamari. Thanks for clarifying!





    Unless I missed something, the onion rings?
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/15 10:22:26 (permalink)
    I just ordered the "Soprano's Family Cookbook" from Amazon.
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/15 11:31:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by desertdog

    quote:
    Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

    In retrospect I think the ending was perfect. That said, they said this Holstens place they ate at had the best onion rings. They looked like right out of the freezer Mrs. Paul's. I feel sorry for the poor folks living in Jersey if those are the best in the state.


    I see a trivia question coming up in a few years....What was the last thing eaten on the Soprano's?

    I wasn't sure if it was Onion Rings or Calamari. Thanks for clarifying!




    Ok, these don't look like Mrs Paul's. I guess they just didn't do well on the small screen.

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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/15 11:41:45 (permalink)
    This isn't so much about the food, but very funny if you're puzzling the finale:

    http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2007/06/if-sopranos-were-on-major-network.html
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    RE: Sopranos Food 2007/06/15 11:46:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Nancypalooza

    This isn't so much about the food, but very funny if you're puzzling the finale:

    http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/2007/06/if-sopranos-were-on-major-network.html





    So true.


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