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We’re Hot Then We’re Cold

Created in Parma, Italy in 1935, the tomato revolution known as Pomì became a staple in authentic Italian homes across the region. Almost half a century later, the passata, or strained tomatoes, were successfully introduced to the United States. Since ripe, juicy tomatoes and zucchini are an even better pairing than extra virgin olive…

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Once Weeds … Now, Wow!

The last time I went to Eckerton Hill Farm, I didn’t know I was going to watch Tim Stark make dirt.   That was almost two years ago, and we talked about it in America: Farm to Table. There were weeds, and piles of dirt and dancing tractors. It was a scene!   Consider this…

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A HOMEMADE NOD TO AN ITALIAN CLASSIC

Having lived in and around Bologna for three years of my life, there is probably no region in all of Italy as close to my heart as Emilia-Romagna. From the magnificent Byzantine frescoes in Ravenna to the two towers in the city of Bologna, and the riches of a magnificent small town like Modena, there…

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BTS: Mario’s Italian American Dinner at Del Posto

Last week, Mario hosted an event at Del Posto as a kick-off to the Spring season: Mario’s Italian American Table.   Guests were treated to Mario’s favorite Italian American classics, updated with a modern twist in the style of Del Posto. Think Fritto Misto, Lobster Ravioli with Garlic and Lemon Butter, and Porchetta with Arugula…

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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.    …

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Molto Guide: Upper East Side, NYC

As someone who’s rarely above 23rd street, Mario’s recent venture up to The Frick Collection on East 70th Street conjured collective visions of old-school, white-table-clothed dining institutions, critic-proof corner bistros for ladies who lunch, and bars blasting Journey. We were surprised to learn that in the past few years, much has changed….

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Chi Spacca’s Chad Colby On Salumi

Much like Brie is to French cheeses, prosciutto has become the household name of the Italian cured meats, ubiquitous in restaurants and for purchase even in big box supermarkets. But what about the rest of the salumi? Before we breakdown the terms, we chat salumi with chef Chad Colby of chi SPACCA,…

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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,…

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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…

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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,…

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The High Road with Mario Batali

“The High Road with Mario Batali” premieres 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. Airing every Thursday at 12am midnight (EST), the first up on “The High Road” is journalist and…

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Mesamérica 2014

When chefs, students, writers, and more gather in Mexico City to discuss expresiones urbanas (urban expressions), chances are it will be a tasty trip. For team MB, it was about exploring and eating our way through one of the most delicious and fascinating cities in North America. Below are snippets of our discoveries. Check Mexico City…

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