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June 30, 2014


This weekend, I participated in a hackathon (a word that, until this weekend, I’d use with much trepidation because I knew that at any moment someone might ask me what the $#@! a hack is, and I’d be forced to admit that I really had no idea).   Now I know what a hackathon is; it…

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June 30, 2014
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Independence Day is the perfect holiday to crank up your grill and celebrate the land of the free. Obviously you’re going to have your hotdogs, perfectly grilled burgers and pulled pork sandwiches at your holiday extravaganza. But with all of the amazing seafood and fresh produce that our second home state of Michigan has to offer, I decided to switch up my BBQ routine…

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June 26, 2014

  A brand-new “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs today on Hulu and Hulu Plus!   Join Mario as he takes us on a journey to some of New York City’s most fascinating gems with some of its most fascinating people. “The High Road with Mario Batali” airs every Thursday at 12am midnight (PDT).   Today Mario and fellow Italian Isabella Rossellini head to…

June 24, 2014
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  This weekend (June 27-29), Food + Tech Connect is bringing together restaurant/foodservice types with tech and design nerds to hack a better future for dining.   Our illustrious Director of Food Safety and Sustainability, Elizabeth Meltz, has posed a problem that the hackers will attempt to solve on the 27th. The challenge:   How might we use technology…

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June 18, 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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June 17, 2014

design the Mozza pizza of your dreams...

submit five ingredients via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Google+ using the hashtag #MakeaMozza.   On June 30th, the Pizzeria Mozza kitchen team will select five finalists to go head-to-head in a poll on the restaurant’s Facebook page.   The winning pie will be on the Pizzeria Mozza Los Angeles menu— bearing your name— for a month after…

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June 15, 2014
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Dear Dad,   Thank you for encouraging my creativity and teaching me to throw a spiral.  –Kate Previte, Media Producer   Thank you for teaching me how to ride a bike. –Pamela Lewy, Communications Director   Thank you for trying to teach me how to ride a bike… I’ll get there one day. –Tess Koenig, Mario’s Assistant   Thank you…

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June 13, 2014
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It’s finally warm enough that the idea of firing up the grill is creeping into our minds!   And it’s hard to go wrong with a grill, a steak, a beer, and family. But for me, even more so than the burger or hotdog, the tastiest option on the grill is the rib eye. Rib…

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June 12, 2014

  “The High Road with Mario Batali” premieres today on Hulu and Hulu Plus!   Join Mario as he takes us on a journey to some of New York City’s most fascinating gems with some of its most fascinating people. Airing every Thursday at 12am midnight (EST), the first up on “The High Road” is journalist and…

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