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July 9, 2015
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There are few things I relish more during summer than dining al fresco in my backyard as the sun settles in for the evening over Lake Michigan. A cold, inexpensive bottle of Friulano paired with my white bean bruschetta with grilled radicchio salad makes it a perfect evening. This bruschetta was one of the most…

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July 2, 2015
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Dare we say, this is the perfect July cocktail?  Celebrate Independence Day in style with the Rosegold cocktail from Estelle Bossy, head bartender at Del Posto.  A play on the gold rush, this refreshing drink combines bourbon, fresh summer strawberries and an easy-to make honey syrup.  Run, don’t walk, to the liquor store…

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May 28, 2015
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Having lived in and around Bologna for three years of my life, there is probably no region in all of Italy as close to my heart as Emilia-Romagna. From the magnificent Byzantine frescoes in Ravenna to the two towers in the city of Bologna, and the riches of a magnificent small town like Modena, there…

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May 22, 2015
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“It costs as little as 40¢ for two life-saving pills that, when taken daily, can prevent an HIV+ mom from passing the virus to her unborn baby, still, 650 babies are needlessly born with the virus every day. EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES rallies the culinary world to help get that number nearer to…

May 21, 2015
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The quintessential pizza, named for Italy’s Queen Margherita and sporting the colors of the Italian flag. Don’t worry if the pizzas aren’t perfectly round-in fact, they will look much more appealing if they are not. But be sure to let the dough set and firm up on the grill before flipping it over, or it may stick or tear. I once rushed this step on a live taping of Good Morning America, with disastrous results, so wait…just wait!

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May 4, 2015
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April 27, 2015
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Though they freeze better than most vegetables, peas are at their best during spring, pulled straight from the pod.   At this time of year in my restaurants, shelling peas is almost a full-time job.   Favas have been around for longer than any other bean we know of today. And like many now-revered Italian…

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
11:35PM - 12:35AM

Mario's back on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about his latest cookbook: Mario Batali BIG American Cookbook!

MARIO BATALI BIG AMERICAN COOKBOOK: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across America

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Officially out on 10/4, this is the definitive regional American cookbook by Mario!

 

In BIG AMERICAN COOKBOOK, Mario has searched far and wide for truly delicious recipes from all corners of the United States and interpreted them with the same excitement and passion that he has famously brought to traditional and regional Italian and Spanish cooking.  Over 250 recipes of the best dishes that America has to offer celebrate the treasures of state fairs, shared dishes from church socials, and prized specialties from every ethnic group in the melting pot.

 

Covering all of the country’s regions – Northeast/New England, Mid-Atlantic, Deep South, Gulf Coast, Great Lakes, the Heartland, Southwest, and Pacific Coast – this book shares everything from our geo-specific BBQ styles (of Texas, Kansas City, Memphis, and the Carolinas) to the variations of chowder along the Northeastern seaboard; from the spicy gumbos of the Gulf Coast to the berry pies of the Pacific Northwest.  Plus, while Mario gleans from recipes passed down through the generations, he also shares his personal additions to the recipes that give tradition a super-delicious boost.  This is the American cookbook you will want to own.

Good Morning America

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
8:00AM - 9:00AM

The gang at GMA learns a recipe or two from Mario's Big American Cookbook, fresh off the press!

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