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March 5, 2014

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

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

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

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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NextStep NYC Benefit Dinner

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
7:00PM - 8:30PM

Please join MARIO by Mary for the NextStep NYC Benefit Dinner. The goal of the dinner is to raise funds to build a NextStep facility at Stony Brook University in 2015. Our exclusive MARIO by Mary dinner will offer seasonally inspired and crafted Italian dishes that will be created personally for you by Mario and executed by the team at Mary Giuliani Catering + Events.

Family Garden Picnic with Mario & Carla Hall

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Join Mario and his co-host from ABC's The Chew, Carla Hall, for an exclusive family picnic and cooking demonstration, with all proceeds benefiting the Garden's Edible Academy, hub of the children's vegetable gardening program.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Monday, October 6th, 2014
12:45AM - 12:45AM

Mario joins his buddy, Jimmy Fallon, to discuss the October 7th release of his new cookbook, AMERICA FARM TO TABLE!