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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…

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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….

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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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March 26, 2015

WATCH THIS: brine a bird   COOK THIS: fresh ham, italian style

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March 23, 2015
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The only thing better than one acorn squash recipe this time of year is two acorn squash recipes. Right now I’m making risotto colla zucca along with a stuffed acorn squash for my family. These are my all-time favorite ways to incorporate this winter vegetable into a quick dinner before the vernal equinox hits and…

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March 20, 2015
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If you’re listening close enough, you’re always in position to learn something.   For instance, while Mario and I were on the book tour for “America: Farm to Table,” I wasn’t planning on picking up a new recipe. But I was listening at our events with fans, and one just happened.   It may not…

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March 19, 2015
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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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