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February 28, 2014

Menu Courtesy of Mario by Mary

    In honor of our favorite awards show of the season, MARIO by Mary concocted a red carpet worthy menu for your Oscars viewing party. With an Italian spin and some inspiration from our favorite nominees, we suggest you prepare your thank you speech to give those gushing party guests of yours! Check out our…

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February 27, 2014

  This May, the Mario Batali Foundation is going on the road for Swing Session Las Vegas!   Hit the greens with Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, along with celebrities and some of my favorite Vegas chefs for what is, without a doubt, the ultimate gastronomic golf event. This time, we’re teaming up with Bon Appetit, so all…

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February 26, 2014
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  Gina DePalma lent her creative genius to Babbo for over a decade. As many of you know, she has been battling ovarian cancer for five years. Late last year, Gina left her post as Pastry Chef to focus on maintaining her health.   This week we hosted Gina’s Night, an incredibly successful event at OTTO, to thank Gina…

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February 24, 2014

Molto Italiano

    The first essential I teach a kitchen novice is how to make my basic tomato sauce. It’s simple, it’s delicious and it’s so my kind of Italian cooking it almost hurts. While I love my jarred pasta sauces when on the go, I highly recommend this classic recipe when you have time to channel your nonna.

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February 19, 2014
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    Welcome back to Staff Spotlight: a monthly series where we’re digging deeper into the minds behind the magic. Dennis Mullally has been the bar manager of OTTO Enoteca e Pizzeria since it opened. He took some time between the “good morning, honeys” and “what are we having today, gentlemen” to fill us in on the man behind…

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February 13, 2014

Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative,…

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February 11, 2014

The weather this February has been less predictable than usual. New York has experienced icy winters, harsh falls and glimpses of spring in the span of 15 days. It’s even tested the versatility of my shorts and Crocs “uniform”.   The beauty of meringues is that they transcend every season. It’s the perfect transitional dessert…

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February 11, 2014

Leeks are a wonderful addition to tons of recipes, from soups to omelets to pizzas.  But many home cooks hit a stumbling block: leeks tend to be filled with dirt and grit because they grow so close to the ground.  In this video, Lupa’s Chef Cruz Goler shows you how to prep them correctly to…

February 5, 2014

On January 24th and 25th, Casa Mono hosted a ten plate dinner featuring some of our favorite dishes from their ten year history. We documented the day minute-by-minute, plate-by-plate and will be back with a video soon. For now, we have some stills to tide you over. Food porn at its best.   Warning: may…

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Collector's Night at B&B Ristorante

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Las Vegas Wine Director, Kirk Peterson, hosts a night of rare wines and fabulous food, as he reaches deep into the B&B cellar to open a few rare bottles for tasting. In addition to Peterson's selections, guests are invited to bring wine from their own collections to enjoy (or share) with no corkage fee. 

NYBG Family Dinner with Eataly

Sunday, August 10th, 2014
5:00PM - 7:30PM

Join Eataly's Alex Pilas and Fitz Tallon 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 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.