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By Joe Puglia | March 26, 2009
Puglia’s Delicatessen made the best Italian heroes in the Bronx. I grew up there, working for my dad even before I could remember. We were a hole in the wall, hidden in the neighborhoods of the Bronx. An old rusty sign hung over the door: “Puglia’s Deli a tradition in fine foods since 1908 Free Delivery!” I was the free delivery. There’s a methodology for making a good Italian hero. Il pane tutto e’ , (the bread is everything). The La Scala brothers made our Italian bread delizioso !
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April 28, 2005
American Ballet Theatre, America's National Ballet Company, lead by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, returns to the Dance at the Music Center series at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a second consecutive season April 28 to May 1. The programs include four performances of the company's acclaimed production of "Giselle" and a single evening of repertory works to music of Tchaikovsky, including "Theme and Variations," "Ballet Imperial" and...
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By Joe Puglia | February 2, 2011
I learned to cook out of necessity. I grew up as an indentured servant in Puglia’s Delicatessen, a mom-and-pop deli on Pitman Avenue in the Bronx. A typical day’s fare would be lasagna, manicotti, and sausage-and-peppers. We made everything fresh, including the pasta, and sold the best bread known to the civilized world. The La Scala Brothers, our suppliers, credited their bread to old brick ovens, the New York water and an ancient Sicilian recipe. I learned many recipes from my great uncle Sal. Uncle Sal could sing an Italian aria and at the same time take three guys apart in a bar fight.
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By Joe Puglia | March 26, 2009
Puglia’s Delicatessen made the best Italian heroes in the Bronx. I grew up there, working for my dad even before I could remember. We were a hole in the wall, hidden in the neighborhoods of the Bronx. An old rusty sign hung over the door: “Puglia’s Deli a tradition in fine foods since 1908 Free Delivery!” I was the free delivery. There’s a methodology for making a good Italian hero. Il pane tutto e’ , (the bread is everything). The La Scala brothers made our Italian bread delizioso !
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