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Author Archives: Mario Batali

Watch This Cook This!

  WATCH THIS: ZESTING   COOK THIS: BLUEBERRY DUTCH BABY WITH BLOOD ORANGE SYRUP    

2015 Oscars Viewing Party

  In honor of our favorite awards show of the season, MARIO by Mary concocted a red carpet worthy menu for your Oscars viewing party. With an Italian spin and some inspiration from our favorite nominees, we suggest you prepare your thank you speech to give those gushing party guests of yours! Check out last year’s Oscars menu featured in People Magazine….

VALENTINE’S DAY

Celebrate valentine’s day this saturday with Mario’s venetian-style menu…         BLOOD ORANGE BELLINI   SFORMATO DI PARMIGIANO WITH RADICCHIO SALAD AND POMEGRANATES WINE pairing: SOAVE ANSELMI SAN VICENZO 2013   RISOTTO WITH KING CRAB AND NETTLES WINE pairing: SCARBOLO PINTO GRIGIO RAMATO 2012   BRAISED DUCK WITH APPLE AND FENNEL WINE pairing:…

Watch This Cook This!

    WATCH THIS: HOW TO use a mandoline   COOK THIS: zach’s escarole salad      

The Jerusalem Artichoke

When we conjure inspiration for a meatless antipasti spread, we think of hardy starches that give hungry carnivores like us something to work with. The Jerusalem artichoke, also known as the sunchoke, is substantial but with a delicate flavor unlike potatoes. Despite its name, this versatile ingredient has nothing to do with the artichoke. In fact,…

SUPER BOWL 2015

  The Big Game may not be hosted in New York (or more accurately, Jersey) this year, but the Batalis’ tried and true Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs means it’s still close to home. (Click here for a video of me and fellow Seattle-native Chris Cornell on the uniqueness of the Seattle experience.)   As always, I designed a…

milq: Feedback Kitchen

Click play to watch the episodes, cook the dishes, and explore the inspiration behind the music.     Mario talks with iconic musicians about creativity, creation and the similarities between music and food.

Feedback Kitchen

Mario hosts legendary musicians in a five-episode series exploring the overlapping creative processes and influences of chefs and musicians. The pair discusses artistic approaches then the musical guest performs for Batali, inspiring him to create an authentic dish to tie it all together. Directed by award winning artist, photographer and filmmaker Steven Sebring. All episodes…

Swing Session Las Vegas 2015

  Save the date for our second annual Swing Session Celebrity Golf Classic in Las Vegas. Check back for details or contact Susan Marzano to schedule your tee time!

Restaurant Review: Baffo

    We’re very proud to share the Chicago Tribune’s review of Baffo inside Eataly Chicago!   By Phil Vettel   “Baffo is a love-it-or-hate-it restaurant. It’s easy to dismiss a formal Italian dining room offering mid-$20s pastas, mid-$30s entrees (topped by a $48 veal dish), $15 cocktails and wines by the glass in the $20s….

Food Poisoning Sucks

    As the Director of Environmental Health for B&BHG, one of my jobs is to educate all of our staff on food safety and safe food handling. What is commonly known as food poisoning is something we call “food borne illness” and something we go to great lengths to train our staff to prevent. During training,…

Via Alta Kitchen Studio

A beautiful and modern space, the Via Alta Kitchen Studio is located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. It provides a space to film and photograph a number of Via Alta Productions’ projects, including its weekly “How to Tuesday” series. It is a concept built of smart custom design and quality materials and appliances, featuring advanced functionality, simple sophistication and…