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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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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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February 11, 2014
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The weather this February has been less predictable than usual. New York has experienced icy winters, harsh falls and glimpses of spring in the span of 15 days. It’s even tested the versatility of my shorts and Crocs “uniform”.   The beauty of meringues is that they transcend every season. It’s the perfect transitional dessert…

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February 11, 2014

Leeks are a wonderful addition to tons of recipes, from soups to omelets to pizzas.  But many home cooks hit a stumbling block: leeks tend to be filled with dirt and grit because they grow so close to the ground.  In this video, Lupa’s Chef Cruz Goler shows you how to prep them correctly to…

February 5, 2014
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On January 24th and 25th, Casa Mono hosted a ten plate dinner featuring some of our favorite dishes from their ten year history. We documented the day minute-by-minute, plate-by-plate and will be back with a video soon. For now, we have some stills to tide you over. Food porn at its best.   Warning: may…

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January 31, 2014
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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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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.

America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients in any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book, he celebrates American farmers: their high quality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Coming this fall!!!

Jets + Chefs: The Ultimate Tailgate

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
12:00PM - 3:00PM

Die-hard Jets fan, Mario, and NFL Legend, Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Joe Namath return to the roof of Pier 92 to host the biggest tailgate blowout of the year!  NYCWFF brings the Meadlowlands to Manhattan for this family-friendly event that caters to Jets fans of all ages.  New York City’s all-star chefs will serve their updated versions of tailgating classics like sizzling steaks, ribs, and wings paired with refreshing beers, wines, and spirits from Southern Wine & Spirits portfolio, while children can play fun games in the FanZone and take pictures with the New York Jets Flight Crew.  Guests will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet current and former Jets players and win game day tickets with coveted pre-game field passes.  Put your green and white on and get ready for kick-off, because this event is sure to be a touchdown! 

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