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May 28, 2015
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Having lived in and around Bologna for three years of my life, there is probably no region in all of Italy as close to my heart as Emilia-Romagna. From the magnificent Byzantine frescoes in Ravenna to the two towers in the city of Bologna, and the riches of a magnificent small town like Modena, there…

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May 22, 2015
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“It costs as little as 40¢ for two life-saving pills that, when taken daily, can prevent an HIV+ mom from passing the virus to her unborn baby, still, 650 babies are needlessly born with the virus every day. EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES rallies the culinary world to help get that number nearer to…

May 21, 2015
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The quintessential pizza, named for Italy’s Queen Margherita and sporting the colors of the Italian flag. Don’t worry if the pizzas aren’t perfectly round-in fact, they will look much more appealing if they are not. But be sure to let the dough set and firm up on the grill before flipping it over, or it may stick or tear. I once rushed this step on a live taping of Good Morning America, with disastrous results, so wait…just wait!

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May 4, 2015
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One weekend. three events. all for a fantastic cause!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE FUN + SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE!!

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April 27, 2015
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Though they freeze better than most vegetables, peas are at their best during spring, pulled straight from the pod.   At this time of year in my restaurants, shelling peas is almost a full-time job.   Favas have been around for longer than any other bean we know of today. And like many now-revered Italian…

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April 23, 2015
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WATCH THIS: HOW TO FRY AN EGG   COOK THIS: UOVO D’ANATRA WITH SABA

April 20, 2015
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It’s easy to forget about asparagus’ seasonality because it’s available year-round. But local asparagus has a freshness unlike that available in November. There is nothing better than seeing the first piles of these beautiful vegetables at the local market. Trees are in blossom. Spring is here.   Asparagus has been known as a sign of spring since the…

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April 8, 2015
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  Food Bank For New York City’s 2015 Can Do Awards Dinner Join Mario in an evening honoring our partners in the fight against hunger. Get your tickets here!   WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street   2015 HONOREES Tom Colicchio & Lori Silverbush Sandra Lee, Simply Living Publishing Stavros Niarchos Foundation   HONORARY…

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April 6, 2015
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My youngest son, Leo, and I made our way down to the glorious city of New Orleans about this time last year. I do recognize we live in New York City, where you can virtually get anything you’d ever crave in the world. But there’s something about that slow, southern drawl and unbeatable hospitality that’s…

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Family Dinners at the New York Botanical Garden

Sunday, September 13th, 2015
5:15PM - 6:35PM

Celebrate the Edible Academy and Mario's Kitchen Gardens with chefs from Mario's restaurants. Dinner includes three-course, family-style menu by a featured chef using fresh, seasonal ingredients. July 19: Chef Frank Langello (Babbo) and Chef Dan Drohan (OTTO); August 9: Chef Mario LaPosta (Babbo Boston) and Chef Jon Katz (Tarry Market); September 13: Chef Andy Nusser (Tarry Lodge) and Chef Anthony Sasso (Casa Mono)

EATALY’S 5TH BIRTHDAY BASH AND CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
5:30PM - 11:30PM

For the first time ever, Eataly will host an epic culinary experience to celebrate the 5th anniversary of it’s grand opening in New York. The celebration will bring together renowned chefs to honor cuisines from all around the world, as guests will be taken on an epicurean dine-around journey throughout the store’s restaurants. For one night only, on September 16th, every Eataly restaurant will be closed to the public and converted into a unique culinary experience. Guests will tour from restaurant to restaurant where five renowned chefs, representing all corners of the world, will each prepare a special dish representative of their corner of the world. As part of this 6-course dining experience, a sommelier will be present at each location to present the wine that will be paired with the dish.

Refettorio Ambrosiano

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

The renovated Refettorio Ambrosiano in Milan's Greco neighborhood will house a charity event organized by chef Massimo Bottura during Expo Milano 2015. The Pavilion Zero curator Davide Rampello assisted the refectory in forming a partnership with the Catholic relief agency Caritas, and Bottura extended an invitation to a roster of high-profile chefs including Rene Redzépi, Alain Ducasse and Mario Batali, who are now scheduled to helm the kitchen through Columbus Day.

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