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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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July 2, 2015
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Dare we say, this is the perfect July cocktail?  Celebrate Independence Day in style with the Rosegold cocktail from Estelle Bossy, head bartender at Del Posto.  A play on the gold rush, this refreshing drink combines bourbon, fresh summer strawberries and an easy-to make honey syrup.  Run, don’t walk, to the liquor store…

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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

“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…

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Refettorio Ambrosiano

Monday, October 12th, 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.

CNBC Halftime Report LIVE

Friday, October 16th, 2015
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Mario and Joe Namath join the halftime report live in promotion of NYCWFF Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate, hosted by the dynamic duo!

Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
12:00PM - 3:00PM

NFL Legend, Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Joe Namath and superstar chef and die-hard Jets fan Mario Batali return to the roof of Pier 92 to host the biggest tailgate blowout of the year!  NYCWFF brings the Meadowlands to Manhattan for our only family-friendly event that caters to Jets fans of all ages. Read more...


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