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TOP 10 VIDEOS OF THE YEAR

This year was filled with so many helpful How-To Tuesdays, we can’t possibly leave them all in 2015!! Here are the ten skills you wanted to master most! Click the pics to watch and learn…    homemade pasta dough    homemade pizza dough    brine a turkey   make gnocchi (with mario’s mom, marilyn batali!)  …

TOP TEN RECIPES OF 2015!

HOMEMADE PASTA DOUGH  BUCATINI ALL’ AMATRICIANA BASIC TOMATO SAUCE SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA  GRAM’S LASAGNE OLIVE OIL AND ORANGE CAKE CURED SALMON PIZZA DOUGH CINNAMON ROLLS PIZZA DOUGH    BAVETTE CACIO E PEPE 

Christmas Menu 2015

The first thing we do when we get to Michigan for the holidays is buy the tree (see? I posted it here!).   We use the same ornaments every year, so it won’t take too long to dress the tree. Then I get to work on the menu.   Below is the Batali meal plan from December…

The Feast of Seven Fishes

To celebrate the holidays Italian-Style, you might want to prepare La Vigilia or the Feast of Seven Fishes – an Italian celebration traditionally served on Christmas Eve including meals of fish and other seafood. There are many opinions and thoughts about its supposed origins or why we make seven dishes (some families celebrate with 10 or…

Chocolate Chip Cookies For a Good Cause

Cookies for a good cause!

THANKSGIVING DISHES

Need some last-minute Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to blow your guests’ socks off? No problem, we’ve got your back with these top five staff picks. Click the links below for recipes and How-To videos!!    FOCACCIA AND TURKEY STUFFING   FRESH CRANBERRY SAUCE    HOMEMADE MASHED POTATOES    BRUSSELS SROUTS TWO WAYS!!   BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH PECORINO AND THYME…

TOP 5 THANKSGIVING SKILLS TO MASTER

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and we urge you to take on Thanksgiving with these basic skills in your back pocket!! Watch our How-To’s below!    1. roast a turkey 2. carve a turkey 3. prep leeks 4. prep butternut squash 5. roast garlic

MARIO’S THANKSGIVING 2015

MARIO’S THANKSGIVING MENU   Cocktail Hour + Hors D’oeuvres   Cava and Pomegranate Aperitif   Oysters 2 ways, Clams in Gumbo, Salumi Salami   The Main Event   New Orleans Red Beans & Rice Stuff Turkey with Sazerac Gravy   Cornbread Stuffing with Jalapeño and Andouille   Country Ham and Truffle Gravy Clinton’s Hashbrown Frittata with…

Pennette with 3 Pestos

What’s better than pennette with pesto? Three varieties of pennette with pesto!!   PENNETTE WITH 3 PESTOS Serves 6   Kosher salt 1 pound pennette or garganelli 2⁄3 cup Basil, Walnut, or Broccoli Rabe Pesto (recipes follow) Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano for serving Chopped walnuts for garnish if using Walnut Pesto   Bring 6 quarts…

My Sweet Lil Onions Are Back!

When the leaves start turning and the nights become longer, I know my little onions are back and ready for some good cooking, and I could not be happier. A smaller, flat, pale onion, the cipolline flesh is slightly mild and the skins are papery thin. Ranging from pale yellow to light brown, they…

LET’S HAVE A COCKTAIL PARTY!

“This is a handbook for living well and appreciating life with joyous abandon.”   Mario Batali   We admit we’re a bit biased when it comes to our friend, celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani. She’s sweet, she’s smart and she’s cute as a button.   But all that aside, what really made us fall in love with…

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