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September 22, 2015
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When it comes to cooking vegetables the Italian way, it’s important to seek out products that are local and in season. More than anything, it’s really about understanding just how easy it is to cook things if you buy the best product that you can find. With the crisp fall air looming, all you need are these…

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September 19, 2015

From the Batali Bros Cookbook by Benno & Leo Batali   Our mom makes this cake every year for Dad’s birthday. The tradition is that she always makes a mistake and that the cake is never perfect. Though she always messes up, it always tastes good and this is a great recipe. You’ll need a…

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September 17, 2015

Stars Share Their Personal Food Stories

Do you like eating, drinking and hearing awesome story-telling?? Join me and my pals at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival!!   Caterer to the stars, Mary Giuliani, and I are inviting a handful of of our closest friends to share their “eating stories” with you.  Eating Stories will begin…

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August 20, 2015

Join us for an evening of fantastic food, wine, cocktails and conversation as we honor Gretchen Witt, co-founder of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer   The evening will be hosted by Mario and John C. Reilly, featuring (funny) words by comedian Jim Gaffigan and delightful music by Billy Strings and Don Julin.   This is one…

July 23, 2015
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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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July 17, 2015
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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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July 13, 2015

Italians are pretty specific about how to cook and dress their noodles, and we urge you to adhere to our ten basic rules when cooking pasta!!   10. For each pound of pasta, use 6 quarts water and 3 tablespoons kosher salt. Don’t salt the water before it has come to a boil, or it…

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July 9, 2015

There are few things I relish more during summer than dining al fresco in my backyard as the sun settles in for the evening over Lake Michigan. A cold, inexpensive bottle of Friulano paired with my white bean bruschetta with grilled radicchio salad makes it a perfect evening. This bruschetta was one of the most…

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"Once you've put your groceries in the car, the quality of your dinner has already been decided."

What’s Happening

On Air with Ryan Seacrest

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
8:00AM - 1:00PM

Mario joins Ryan Seacrest on his daily radio program to talk all things World AIDS Day, (RED) and the opening of his NYC restaurant, La Sirena!

Bal Masque

Friday, January 8th, 2016

A celebration of New Orleans' Creole carnival roots, capturing the spirit of a classic Bal Masqué with music, dance and food. Mario is joining Chefs Link and Stryjewski for an exclusive dinner at Calcasieu. He'll craft a menu featuring signature dishes from his vast Italian repertoire. This evening offers a unique opportunity for 150 guests to support the Link Stryjewski Foundation at an intimate dinner, being offered as a Bal Masque ticket enhancement at $500 per person.


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