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Batali Thanksgiving Timeline

The key to enjoying Thanksgiving dinner is to plan ahead. No matter how organized you are in the kitchen, you have to cook the turkey on Thursday. Start there and work backwards, making sure to prep as many ingredients and dishes in advance as possible. That will allow you to maximize leisure time on Thursday. (Remember, if…

Batalis do Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, the Batali family likes to go a little bit outside the box and choose themes and flavors that excite their palates (while still remaining rooted in the traditional Thanksgiving). This year they’re going Santa Fe style…   Below is Mario’s menu for Thanksgiving 2014. THE menu   cocktail    Sage and Pomegranate Bellini   apps   Nopales Ceviche…

Thanksgiving tips:

    Like us, the Chew Crew has been preparing for Thanksgiving for weeks. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve compiled a couple of Mario’s Thanksgiving tips: saving for stock and coffee brine. Watch now, study up, and write out your last-minute questions because…   Tomorrow at 8AM Eastern, Mario is hosting a Twitter Q+A for all of your…

I pledge allegiance

    The smart people over at the Times Food section have assembled 50 recipes (well, 52 with DC and Puerto Rico) that represent each state in the nation:   THE UNITED STATES OF THANKSGIVING   The Batalis do a regional Italian Christmas feast. This year, we’re doing a regional American Thanksgiving. No matter what…

A Chicken Flies Home

  Before “America: Farm to Table” was released, I was working on a mantra.   You don’t need to buy Alexander Weiser’s potatoes to make the potato recipes in the book work. You don’t specifically have to have Jim Bardenhagen’s apples or cherries, or Nathan Heath’s carrots.    The point is that you should find…

‘Tis the Season for Salsify

Salsify frittelle: an ambidextrous side, if you will. A vegetable recipe that tastes of the season but also embraces the themes of the holidays.   Salsify— also known as the “oyster plant,” for its somewhat oyster-like taste— is a root vegetable of the dandelion family. The plant looks like parsnip or horseradish but is longer…

’tis the season… for cooking!!

Yes, it’s still November. And, yes, we have not yet had our Thanksgiving feast. But we at Molto already have the holidays on the mind…   The holidays are a time for giving and for family. But they’re also a time for cooking. And eating. A lot.   Mario and the Chew crew are making their…

Watch This Cook This!

    WATCH THIS: HOW TO MAKE VINAIGRETTE   COOK THIS: BEETS WITH PISTACHIOS        

White Truffles Have Returned

This afternoon, Babbo is relaunching a white truffle tasting menu during lunchtime. It is, quite simply, the ultimate way to experience white truffles from Alba, the jewels of Piemonte…   Click here to reserve a table!   Duck Egg Sunny-Side Up with Guanciale, Fett’unta and White Truffles      Rabbit and Veal Agnolotti with Butter and…

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…