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April 9, 2014
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By David Gruber, Digital Media B&BHG

Earlier this month, I traveled to Hong Kong with a group of college friends. We stayed with one of my friends’s parents, American ex-pats living in Hong Kong. We built the trip around the Hong Kong Sevens, the event when “Hong Kong lets its hair down” (for more on the Sevens, check this piece in the…

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April 7, 2014
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Recipe courtesy of Del Posto

In the first installment of Del Posto’s Passport to Italian Cuisine cooking class series, Chef di Cucina Matt Abdoo expounded on the virtues of the fundamental building block of Italian cooking: fresh pasta. This recipe was one of several that students learned to execute from start to finish. Join Matt next Saturday for the second…

April 2, 2014
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My risotto flavor of choice is entirely dependent on what vegetable is in season and at the height of its flavor. At the beginning of spring, that often means asparagus, known as a sign of spring since the time of Imperial Rome.   Risotto is not the high-maintenance dish it’s made out to be. The…

March 31, 2014
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    Mario recently spoke with JWT Worldwide CEO and Chairman, Bob Jeffrey, on the Worldmakers set in New York. Worldmakers is a digital series created by J.Walter Thompson Co., featuring people who make things inspired by the world, through technological innovation and international imagination. Mario & Bob discussed how food has become hip and important…

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March 20, 2014
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Casa Mono and Bar Jamón celebrated their 10th Anniversary this winter.  On January 24th and 25th, Casa Mono hosted a ten-plate dinner featuring some favorite dishes from our ten year history. We documented the day minute-by-minute, plate-by-plate to bring you an exclusive look behind the kitchen doors.  Watch Chef de Cuisine Anthony Sasso and his…

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March 17, 2014
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By Tess Koenig

    Welcome back to Staff Spotlight: a monthly series where we’re digging deeper into the minds behind the magic. She started as a coat check in Mario’s restaurant years ago and recently celebrated ten years as managing partner at Casa Mono/Bar Jamon. Not to mention the success of Tarry Lodge‘s various locations. Say hello to…

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March 13, 2014

La Pergola is the ONLY restaurant in Rome with three Michelin stars. Go behind the scenes and watch Chef Heinz Beck make an incredible seafood dish he calls, simply, “The Sea.”

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March 13, 2014
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  Fifteen minutes from Rome’s city center atop Rome’s highest hill (appropriately dubbed Monte Mario!) sits the Rome Cavalieri Hotel. The place is a time warp: marble and gold cover the lobby, which leads out to a massive pool deck reminiscent of Vegas’s early developments. If Don Draper went to Rome, this is where he’d…

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March 12, 2014
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  In response to the overwhelming amount of inquiries we receive from aspiring chefs seeking advice from Mario, we’re giving you that… and then some!! Here’s a little insight into the masterminds that make up Mario’s team of chefs. We’re inspired… and hope you are too!   What are some learning experiences as a chef…

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"Food is much better off the hand than the fork."

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Table to Table

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Join Mario, the guest of honor, for a special fundraising dinner with a foundation that expects to deliver enough food for over 13 million meals this year!

James Beard Awards

Monday, May 5th, 2014
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Mario is serving as Gala Chef Chair at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards! This year's theme, "Sounds of the City", focuses on the link between the worlds of music and food. Congrats to all of the talented nominees!

Larry King Now

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
2:00PM - 2:30PM

Mario sits down with legendary broadcaster Larry King to discuss the Mario Batali Foundation's Swing Session Las Vegas!

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