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June 1, 2014


Where and what you eat and drink this week can help fight AIDS.   From TODAY through June 10, each of my restaurants will offer a (RED) special, a percentage of the proceeds of which will be donated to the Global Fund.   Below are the (RED) dishes you’ll find at each of our restaurants. But…

(RED) Casa Mono Del Posto lupa osteria mozza Otto pizzeria mozza
May 29, 2014

by tess koenig

    Welcome back to Staff Spotlight: a monthly series where we’re digging deeper into the minds behind the magic. As our Culinary Director for B&BHG restaurants in Las Vegas, this Florida native knows a thing or two about running kitchens. And to think he didn’t know what ‘guanciale’ meant when he first started! Meet the man…

B&B burger and beer Carnevino culinary director jason neve las vegas Otto
May 26, 2014

When chefs, students, writers, and more gather in Mexico City to discuss expresiones urbanas (urban expressions), chances are it will be a tasty trip. For team MB, it was about exploring and eating our way through one of the most delicious and fascinating cities in North America. Below are snippets of our discoveries. Check Mexico City…

danny bowien Enrique Olvera Mercado de la merced Mesamerica Mexico City mexico city df mole
May 19, 2014

Recipe courtesy of Molto Gusto (ecco 2010)


mint Olive Oil onion peas red onion spring vegetarian
May 19, 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,…

batali inquisition medium medium.com michael j fox the Batali inquisition
May 16, 2014
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Download, subscribe, stream, listen. Cook and enjoy.   In my mind, cooking and music are inextricably linked.   Many remember the first time they heard a Beatles tune on the radio. Some might also remember the Blondie album that played during their first meals at Babbo. Music sets a tone, it creates a mood. We make…

babbo Beatles Beats Blondie hipsters music REM
May 15, 2014

I’ve joined forces with (RED) and meat man Pat LaFrieda for EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES., a 10-day campaign to raise funds to help deliver the first AIDS free generation in over three decades.     June marks the month AIDS was first discovered in 1981. This June, we want to #86AIDS: remove AIDS from…

(RED) LaFrieda red.org www.eatdrinkred.org
May 11, 2014

Meet my mom, Marilyn Batali.  For many years, she’s made gnocchi in the front window of my parents’ shop Salumi in Seattle.  If you want to form your gnocchi like a pro, there’s no substitute for a how-to from my mom.   Click here for the recipe!

gnocchi Marilyn Batali Salumi
May 10, 2014

  Dear Mom,   Thank you for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies on the first day of school. –Tess Koenig, Mario’s Assistant   Thank you for sewing me a jaguar costume for my second-grade play. –Kate Previte, Media Producer   Thank you for not allowing me to paint a Power Rangers mural in my bedroom….

gnocchi Marilyn Batali mom mother's day
May 1, 2014

According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, “Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.” It’s estimated that 83% of Americans who have Celiac disease are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.   Nowadays, most people know someone who is suffering from some sort…

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Anderson's Bookshop

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Join Mario in Naperville, IL for a conversation about his new cookbook, a Q&A and book signing to follow!