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The University of Coffee

Last week, our friends at La Colombe Torrefaction invited team Batali into their training facility for a lesson on all things coffee.  The place is part-office, part-warehouse and part-mad-scientist’s-coffee-lab, and we could tell as soon as we crossed the threshold that these guys really knew their stuff.  As we walked past industrial-sized racks of brewing tools and…

SAVE THE DATE!

  It’s that time of year again… time for the Mario Batali Foundation Honors Dinner on Sunday, October 19th at Del Posto!   Dubbed by Food & Wine Restaurant Editor Kate Krader “the world’s best soft-sell fundraising event,” the Honors dinner is a delightful and delicious gathering of artists, musicians and friends.   This year, we will honor Stanley Tucci…

LA’s Summertime Starter Kit

  Starting today, Mozza2Go will offer a Butterscotch Budino bundle every day for lunch and dinner.   Here’s the deal…   1 pizza + 1 Butterscotch Budino + 1 select bottle of wine = $34   One of LA Weekly’s hundred favorite dishes, the Butterscotch Budino is “really just a pudding.” But this budino, Nancy writes,…

Bucatini with Crayfish, Jalapeños and Basil

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 High Road with Mario Batali…and Jimmy Fallon

  A brand-new “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs today on Hulu!   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) on Hulu.   Today Mario and host of…

Sungold Tomato and Cool Cucumber Gazpacho

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…

Grilled Whole Lake Trout

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…