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April 21, 2014

By Tess Koenig

    Welcome back to Staff Spotlight: a monthly series where we’re digging deeper into the minds behind the magic. Just like you need to have your fishmonger and a local butcher, we think you’ve also got to have a wine guy. Thank goodness for our vino extraordinaire & wine director, Jeff Porter!   Where are…

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April 19, 2014
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    As long-time Food Bank for New York City supporters, Mario and his wife, Susi, celebrated the city’s major hunger-relief organization at the annual Can Do Awards Dinner last week. Last year Mario and Susi were named Can Do Awards honorees, and on April 9th, they served as the 2014 Honorary Chairs. Here are some amazing highlights…

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April 9, 2014
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By David Gruber, Digital Media B&BHG

Earlier this month, I traveled to Hong Kong with a group of college friends. We stayed with one of my friends’s parents, American ex-pats living in Hong Kong. We built the trip around the Hong Kong Sevens, the event when “Hong Kong lets its hair down”. The secondary purpose of the trip was to eat….

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April 7, 2014
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Recipe courtesy of Del Posto

In the first installment of Del Posto’s Passport to Italian Cuisine cooking class series, Chef di Cucina Matt Abdoo expounded on the virtues of the fundamental building block of Italian cooking: fresh pasta. This recipe was one of several that students learned to execute from start to finish. Join Matt next Saturday for the second…

April 2, 2014
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My risotto flavor of choice is entirely dependent on what vegetable is in season and at the height of its flavor. At the beginning of spring, that often means asparagus, known as a sign of spring since the time of Imperial Rome.   Risotto is not the high-maintenance dish it’s made out to be. The…

March 31, 2014
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    Mario recently spoke with JWT Worldwide CEO and Chairman, Bob Jeffrey, on the Worldmakers set in New York. Worldmakers is a digital series created by J.Walter Thompson Co., featuring people who make things inspired by the world, through technological innovation and international imagination. Mario & Bob discussed how food has become hip and important…

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March 20, 2014
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Casa Mono and Bar Jamón celebrated their 10th Anniversary this winter.  On January 24th and 25th, Casa Mono hosted a ten-plate dinner featuring some favorite dishes from our ten year history. We documented the day minute-by-minute, plate-by-plate to bring you an exclusive look behind the kitchen doors.  Watch Chef de Cuisine Anthony Sasso and his…

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March 17, 2014
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By Tess Koenig

    Welcome back to Staff Spotlight: a monthly series where we’re digging deeper into the minds behind the magic. She started as a coat check in Mario’s restaurant years ago and recently celebrated ten years as managing partner at Casa Mono/Bar Jamon. Not to mention the success of Tarry Lodge‘s various locations. Say hello to…

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March 13, 2014

La Pergola is the ONLY restaurant in Rome with three Michelin stars. Go behind the scenes and watch Chef Heinz Beck make an incredible seafood dish he calls, simply, “The Sea.”

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MBF Library Opening & Dedication Ceremony

Friday, September 12th, 2014
1:30PM - 2:30PM

Please join us for an opening and dedication to celebrate five newly renovated Books For Kids and Mario Batali Foundation libraries. Mario will be at Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation in Brooklyn, New York for a ribbon cutting ceremony and more!

NYBG Family Dinner with Tarry Lodge and Casa Mono

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
5:00PM - 7:30PM

Join Tarry Lodge and Casa Mono's Andy Nusser and Anthony Sasso at The New York Botanical Garden for an al fresco Family Dinners featuring a three-course family-style menu, hands-on gardening and craft activities, and a live cooking demonstration.

NYBG Family Dinner with Del Posto

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
5:00PM - 7:30PM

Join Del Posto's Mark Ladner, Matt Abdoo, and Brooks Headley at The New York Botanical Garden for an al fresco Family Dinners featuring a three-course family-style menu, hands-on gardening and craft activities, and a live cooking demonstration.

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