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January 31, 2014

The Batalis host an annual Super Bowl party, but this year the Big Game is close to home. Literally. The Super Bowl is in New York (or, more accurately, Jersey) and my hometown team is playing for the ring. (Click here for a video of me and fellow Seattle-native Chris Cornell on the uniqueness of the Seattle experience.)…

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January 30, 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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January 21, 2014
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New black truffle tasting menu at Babbo

  Truffles are subterranean, edible ascomycetous fungi. They’re found anywhere from two to fifteen inches underground, usually in a circular formation four to five feet from the base of an oak or hazelnut tree.   The landlocked region of Umrbia is famed for its black truffles. Truffle hunters roam the frosty hills with their dogs…

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January 21, 2014

Welcome to the Kitchen Spotlight, where we break down kitchen tools for the home cook and provide a delicious recipe and/or video that uses that tool. Today we focus on the extremely versatile Dutch Oven.   AKA: Stock Pot Round Oven French Oven Casserole Oven   Uses:  slow simmering (stews or soups) braising for stews and pot…

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January 17, 2014

By Maggie Symes & Elizabeth Meltz

    Happy 2014! Have you decided on your New Year’s resolutions yet? If not, here is one to consider: reducing your carbon footprint. Below are five tips on how to offset your carbon consumption.   Eat Less Meat Swapping out one or two meat meals per week with more veggies helps reduce CO2 emissions….

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January 17, 2014

By Tess Koenig

    Welcome to Staff Spotlight: a new monthly series where we’ll be digging deeper into the minds behind the magic. Chef Frank Langello has been the executive chef at Mario’s flagship restaurant, Babbo, for over ten years. He’s been THE most asked about member of our team, so here are some answers for you guys!     …

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January 16, 2014

  For 2014, Food & Wine revealed a redesigned magazine and introduced Chefs-in-Residence: six celebrity chefs who will consult on monthly features, recipes and travel tips. Mario and the others have brilliant ideas, but don’t always gel with office life! To get in on the fun click here.    

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The Flavors of Sicily at B&B Ristorante

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Experience the cuisine of one of Italy's most famous summer retreats without the international airfare... B&B Ristorante assembles a mouthwatering menu featuring Sicilian dishes and ingredients, all paired with succulent Sicilian wines bursting with summer flavors. 

NYBG Family Dinner with OTTO and Lupa

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
5:00PM - 7:30PM

Join OTTO's Dan Drohan and Lupa's Josh Laurano 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.

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.