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Chicken with Sweet and Hot Peppers

Shoemaker’s Chicken

Scarpariello is “shoemaker” in Italian. Here, “shoemaker’s” chicken may refer to Neapolitan shoemakers making delicious food in the little time they had at the end of the day, but I am pretty sure it is not a traditional dish in Italia. It is probably more a “Little Italy” dish, born of southern Italian roots somewhere…

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(RED) SUPPER CLUB

Throughout June, B&B Hospitality Group is hosting 19 ticketed (RED) Suppers at our restaurants across the country in support of (RED) and their fight to #86AIDS and deliver an AIDS FREE GENERATION.   Below is a schedule of events. For more information and to reserve, contact the restaurant directly. If you have any questions, please email red@bandbhg.com….

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Earth Day 2016

Each year, some 6 billion pounds of US fruits and vegetables go unharvested or unsold.    To celebrate Earth Day, we created a recipe collection with five recipes from four chefs and one mixologist at our restaurants. The theme is ugly fruits and vegetables: the bruised or blemished produce that is often either left in fields or…

My Carrot and Ginger Cake for Mario Batali's Cookbook, "Crop Stars" 2013

Welcoming Spring

I am not a big fan of sticky or cloying cakes, but I always love both beet-driven red velvet cake and this carrot cake from my latest cookbook, America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers. My carrot, hazelnut and ginger cake is the perfect dessert for Easter brunch and/or welcoming spring.  …

Carrot Fritelle for Mario Batali's Cookbook, "Crop Stars" 2013

a brilliantly italian snack

Fact: I enjoy everything Venetian. A region filled, on one hand, with rolling hills and elegant mountains and, on the other, with historic canals, lagoons and the sea. Sandwiched between the sea and hills lie the provinces of Verona and Vincenza. Here, all of Veneto’s elements come together to create a beautifully wondrous area for…

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SUPER BOWL 2016

If my favorite team isn’t playing in Super Bowl 50, you best believe I’m going to at least have all of my favorite people over for all of my favorite snacks representing the two opposing teams. This year we lucked out…   Here’s what my family will be eating on Sunday night!!     NFL SUPER…

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Mario Batali Foundation Swing Session 2016

For more information, contact Susan Marzano, Event Director at SMARZANO@MARIOBATALIFOUNDATION.ORG

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!)  …

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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 

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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…

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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…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies For a Good Cause

Cookies for a good cause!

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