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Author Archives: Mario Batali

La Festa di Tartufi

  White truffle season is upon us. And it’s one of the most epic seasons we’ve seen.   Join Mario at Del Posto on November 21st for the annual Festa di Tartufi, a celebration of the famed white truffles of Alba. The evening will feature a Piemontese-inspired menu from Executive Chef Mark Ladner paired with wines curated by…

#FOODDAY2014

Today (October 24th) is Food Day, a national event to promote healthier eating and better food systems. There will be events all over the country to raise awareness of diet-related issues, food justice, the environment, and food production.   So we at Molto asked Anthony Sasso (Casa Mono), David Almany (Osteria Mozza Singapore) and Liz Hong  (Pizzeria Mozza LA) to create…

AIN’T LIFE SWEET (POTATOES)

You may not recognize a sweet potato in its original form. The species is better known topped with marshmallows or boiled and drizzled with molasses. Sweet potatoes are a guest at the Thanksgiving table almost as reliable as the venerable turkey.   Sweet potatoes are long, starchy root vegetables that appear in two main varieties:…

A Kernel, and the Truth

Standing at the farmers market a couple of weeks ago, looking at a pile of corn, I was kind of sad.   Jim Crawford, the farmer at New Morning Farm in Hustontown, Pa., and the proprietor of this stand in Washington, D.C., had just told me that next week would be the last week for…

Watch This Cook This!

    WATCH THIS: HOW TO blanch COOK THIS: Broccoli with pecorino romano

From Texas to Tampa…

“The next culinary rock star isn’t going to be a chef, it’s going to be a farmer.” “Who’s going to be the next rock-star chef?”   The question, directed at Mario, came out at a late-night gab session after an event in Fort Worth, Texas. It was chilly outside, there were hot fires, cold beverages…

Football Fare

Looking to elevate your Sunday football fare? There’s simply nothing better than eating hot food over a fire, beer in hand, in anticipation of a sporting event.   Mozzarella in Carozza is grilled cheese as an Italian would make it. It is as simple as the Proustian grilled cheese of your childhood, with ingredients that bring it…

WATCH THIS COOK THIS!

    WATCH THIS: How To Make Homemade Stock   COOK THIS: Beef Short Ribs Braised in Chestnut Beer

The Batali Inquisition: Nigella Lawson

  When is your favorite time of day? Early evening on a night I’m not going out – to be celebrated with a cup of tea or a vodka martini (straight up with a twist). Depending on my fancy, a good book and with some kitchen pottering and a delicious dinner on the horizon.   Where…

Gimme A Beet!

I don’t think I’ve ever been to a farmers’ market when I didn’t see beets. This could go a long way to explaining why I like farmers’ markets so much.   Corn and tomatoes are around for a few glorious months. Cherries and strawberries are at their peak for just a couple of weeks. Other…

WATCH THIS COOK THIS!

    WATCH THIS: TRIM A RIB RACK   COOK THIS: ROASTED RACK OF VEAL WITH ORANGE AND HERBS  

Iconic Hotel Bars

  In addition to the magic of a well-made drink, there is something truly special about hotel bars, especially the ones that stand the test of time and offer something unique or transporting, like the Four Seasons in New York. Here are five other iconic bars around the world that come to mind.    …