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March 10, 2014
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By Elizabeth Meltz, Food Safety & Sustainability Director - B&BHG

It’s become common knowledge that 40% of food in America goes uneaten.   To get our food from farm to plates we utilize 50% of all U.S. land, 10% of the total U.S. energy budget and 80% of all the freshwater consumed in the U.S. (August 2012 NRDC ISSUE PAPER by Dana Gunders) Needless to…

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March 5, 2014
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The best way to cook a thick cut of meat, like a pork chop, is simple: brine then cook slowly.   Brining was originally used as a means of preserving meats and other perishables. Since the advent of refrigeration, such preservation techniques have become unnecessary. But brining is now popular for another reason entirely: increasing…

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March 5, 2014
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AKA: Edge Grain XL Carving Board Cutting Board   USES: Carving Serving Cutting Table-top decor Food Presentation – great to use as a cheese & meat board   LOOK FOR: A good sized carving board that can be both stored easily and can be used for larger kitchen prep work – where you can slice…

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March 3, 2014
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Q: What do you get when you pair burgers, beers and boozy averna milkshakes…in Vegas…this coming May… DURING BON APPETIT’S VEGAS UNCORK’D ?   A: A fun-filled after party with me (Mario Batali) at the newest B&BHG location, B&B Burger and Beer in the Venetian Hotel Casino. wheeeeee!!!   Check out TICKET info and see…

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February 28, 2014
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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
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  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
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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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What’s Happening

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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