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5 Ways To Use Gremolata

    Just made a batch of gremolata for Osso Bucco and not sure what to do with the rest? Don’t chuck it. Though gremolata, made from parsley, lemon zest, and toasted pine nuts is traditionally served atop Italian braised veal shanks to add zest and a final dash of flavor, the condiment can also be…

Mario’s Harvest

On Friday, October 10, join Mario to celebrate the return of autumn with “Mario’s Harvest” dinner at Del Posto. Coinciding with the release of America Farm to Table, this five-course dinner will highlight the fall bounty of the Northeast, and feature wine pairings from Del Posto’s Beverage Director Jeffrey Porter.   The festive evening will…

Urban Farming

  America Farm to Table (out on October 7th) explores bucolic landscapes from Maine to Los Angeles and features a variety of farms and farmers growing some of the America’s best food. Images of rolling hills and sweet country breezes generally come to mind when imagining our nation’s foodsheds. But the ever-growing concept of urban and rooftop farming…

Pane Frattau

The Reluctant Chef

I am not a chef. I never trained to be. I never claimed to be. I have too much respect for the term and the people that do it to feel comfortable with the term.   A chef is someone who leads a battalion of cooks. Often, the cooks are executing the vision, in the…

Watch This, Cook This…

  WATCH THIS: HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE FARFALLE     COOK THIS: FARFALLE WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO & ARUGULA  

The Batali Inquisition: Sam Sifton

    BONUS QUESTION:   What is the single best dish of wild game you have eaten in the last two years and where did you eat it?   ANSWER:   My father died in 2009, but there were duck breasts and pheasants we shot together in the freezer for a very long time after…

Erbazzone…Delicious…What Is It?!

  In a recent installment of The Batali Inquisition, Jody Williams, chef and owner of NYC’s (via Paris) Buvette is asked to describe her perfect meal. Answer? Erbazzone. What is this delicious food that’s considered the perfect meal by one of the most celebrated chefs of the moment? Find out here.   So, simply put, erbazzone…

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….

Watch This Cook This!

      WATCH THIS:  HOW TO MAKE BREADCRUMBS   COOK THIS: Spaghetti with toasted breadcrumbs and oregano

Pig-wrapped, pig-stuffed pig

  This recipe has seven ingredients, and three of them are pork! Where can it go wrong?

How I met Mario…

I never really felt like I was entering a contest. I felt like I was auditioning. I just didn’t know for what at the time.   In 2008, when I saw that Mario Batali was conducting a grilling contest, I knew I had to enter. I had basically learned to cook from watching Mario, Emeril,…