Thursday, March 05, 2009

Al Capone Spaghetti Sauce

Italian-American gangster Al Capone’s favourite spaghetti sauce recipe has been found 62 years after his death.

The Sun has reported that Capone’s great-nephew Dominic Capone, 33, who played the “Scarface” gangster in a TV documentary, plans to market the mix.

He said: “It’ll make Chicago famous for something more than tommy guns.”

Alphonse Gabriel ‘Al’ Capone, commonly nicknamed Scarface, was a gangster who led a crime syndicate dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging of liquor and other illegal activities during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s and 1930s.

Born in 1899 Brooklyn to Southwestern Italian immigrants Gabriele and Teresina Capone, Capone began his career in Brooklyn before moving to Chicago and becoming the boss of the criminal organization known as the Chicago Outfit.

By the end of the 1920s, Capone had gained the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation following his being placed on the Chicago Crime Commission’s ‘public enemies’ list.

Although never successfully convicted of racketeering charges, Capone’s criminal career ended in 1931, when he was indicted and convicted by the federal government for income-tax evasion.

Thanks to ANI

1 comment:

  1. I was recently in Las Vegas on my honeymoon and actually got to taste this sauce at Capos Italian restaurant there. It was incredible, light and sweet with a nice hint of garlic... seems like Capos now owns the sauce as it was displayed in the retail section with a Capos label... we bought a case and had it shipped to NY. enjoyed it ever since...

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