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May 21, 2015

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!

Basil basil leaves grilled pizza mozzarella pizza pizza margherita Tomato Sauce
May 4, 2015

One weekend. three events. all for a fantastic cause!


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April 27, 2015

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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April 20, 2015

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…

Asparagus Citrus pesto rome spring
April 8, 2015

  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

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…

March 31, 2015

photo credit: Ken Goodman   Wednesday, April 01, 2015   Paparazzi busted Mario Batali and Action Bronson last week as they were leaving a secret late night recording session in New York City. The dynamic duo has been spotted together consistently since filming MUNCHIES’ “Fuck, That’s Delicious” at Eataly NYC in mid-March. Rumor has it the Emmy nominated daytime…

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March 30, 2015

Even as spring approaches, sixteen percent of all dinners made in America tonight will be from the frozen food aisle of the supermarket. It’s not completely surprising considering the convenience factor, but why not spring for something with fresh seasonal ingredients instead? Pun (and deliciousness) intended.   Peas are in their absolute prime this time of year….

Asparagus chilled penne fresh produce snow peas spring
March 27, 2015

Last week, Mario hosted an event at Del Posto as a kick-off to the Spring season: Mario’s Italian American Table.   Guests were treated to Mario’s favorite Italian American classics, updated with a modern twist in the style of Del Posto. Think Fritto Misto, Lobster Ravioli with Garlic and Lemon Butter, and Porchetta with Arugula…

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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

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...

Eating Stories hosted by Mario & Mary Giuliani

Saturday, October 17th, 2015
3:00PM - 6:00PM

Mario and caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani are inviting a handful of of their closest friends to share their “eating stories” with you. Modern visionaries Jennifer Rubell, contemporary food artist, and Danny Bowien, one of NYC’s most innovative chefs, will share stories, poems or songs from their careers that center around food or beverage. Mary Giuliani Catering & Events will create the ultimate Cocktail Party menu to be served in conjunction with the panelists’ stories to bring each story to life.


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