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Author Archives: Mario Batali

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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Fall Family Night Special: Pasta

After eighteen years of raising hungry boys in my kitchen, I seldom have leftovers when pasta water and cold butter are paired as the base of a sauce. In an act of kitchen artistry, every plate is licked clean and I barely have to put any elbow grease into the dirty dish aftermath. My pennette…

WATCH THIS COOK THIS!

WATCH THIS: HOW TO shuck scallops COOK THIS: sea scallops alla caprese

Mario’s Top 5 Fall Produce

When it comes to cooking vegetables the Italian way, it’s important to seek out products that are local and in season. More than anything, it’s really about understanding just how easy it is to cook things if you buy the best product that you can find. With the crisp fall air looming, all you need are these…

Eating Stories

Do you like eating, drinking and hearing awesome story-telling?? Join me and my pals at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival!!   Caterer to the stars, Mary Giuliani, and I are inviting a handful of of our closest friends to share their “eating stories” with you.  Eating Stories will begin…

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