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World Cup at Bar Jamón

Bar Jamón is a bustling, cozy, communal tapas bar with great energy every day of the week. But what do you get when you add a flat screen television and competitive bracket? A fresh locale for your 2014 FIFA World Cup™ viewing pleasure! Here’s a recap of the deliciousness that took place from the first round through the last.   …

The Batali Inquisition: Julian Van Winkle

Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative,…

Kitchen Spotlight: The Soup Pot

Welcome back to the Kitchen Spotlight, where we break down kitchen tools for the home cook and provide a delicious recipe and/or video that uses that tool. Today we focus on the versatile Soup Pot (hint: It’s not just for soup).   AKA: Stew Pot Multi Pot Stock Pot   USES:  Reducing stews or soups Cooking polenta, risotto and…

Fish Meets Grill

Grilled fish is a favorite of mine during the summer because it’s light and easy—exactly how cooking should be at this time of year.   Like vegetables and herbs, fish is both regional and seasonal. A majority of my recipes while I’m in Michigan call for Lake Trout, available year-round from the Great Lakes, particularly Lakes Huron, Superior…

The Batali Inquisition: Lidia Bastianich

Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative,…

What the $#@*! Is a hackathon?

This weekend, I participated in a hackathon (a word that, until this weekend, I’d use with much trepidation because I knew that at any moment someone might ask me what the $#@! a hack is, and I’d be forced to admit that I really had no idea).   Now I know what a hackathon is; it…

Fourth of July

Independence Day is the perfect holiday to crank up your grill and celebrate the land of the free. Obviously you’re going to have your hotdogs, perfectly grilled burgers and pulled pork sandwiches at your holiday extravaganza. But with all of the amazing seafood and fresh produce that our second home state of Michigan has to offer, I decided to switch up my BBQ routine…

The High Road with Mario Batali…and Isabella Rossellini

  A brand-new “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs today on Hulu and Hulu Plus!   Join Mario as he takes us on a journey to some of New York City’s most fascinating gems with some of its most fascinating people. “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs every Thursday at 12am midnight (PDT).   Today Mario and fellow Italian Isabella Rossellini head to…

Hacking a Better Future for Dining…

  This weekend (June 27-29), Food + Tech Connect is bringing together restaurant/foodservice types with tech and design nerds to hack a better future for dining.   Our illustrious Director of Food Safety and Sustainability, Elizabeth Meltz, has posed a problem that the hackers will attempt to solve on the 27th. The challenge:   How might we use technology…

The High Road with Mario Batali

  A brand-new “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs today on Hulu and Hulu Plus!   Join Mario as he takes us on a journey to some of New York City’s most fascinating gems with some of its most fascinating people. “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs every Thursday at 12am midnight (EST).   Today Mario and chef / author…

The Batali Inquisition: Adam “Rapo” Rapoport

Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative,…

#MakeaMozza

submit five ingredients via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Google+ using the hashtag #MakeaMozza.   On June 30th, the Pizzeria Mozza kitchen team will select five finalists to go head-to-head in a poll on the restaurant’s Facebook page.   The winning pie will be on the Pizzeria Mozza Los Angeles menu— bearing your name— for a month after…