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February 26, 2017

Back in 2014 Mario hit “The High Road,” visiting some of New York City’s most fascinating gems with some of its most fascinating people. This twelve-part series of short films pairs Mario with some of New York City’s most famous residents to play tourist, visiting notable sights while chatting about everything from politics to real-life heroes….

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Christine Quinn New York City thehighroad
February 24, 2017

This salad of braised fennel, grilled radicchio, blood orange and buttery croutons is bursting at the seams with flavor.  The geniuses at Del Posto swapped out a classic bagna cauda for an umami-packed marmite and roasted garlic bagna cauda “finta,” so it’s vegetarian, too!

February 24, 2017

This salad of braised fennel, grilled radicchio, blood orange and buttery croutons is bursting at the seams with flavor. The geniuses at Del Posto swapped out a classic bagna cauda for an umami-packed marmite and roasted garlic bagna cauda “finta,” so it’s vegetarian, too!

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blood orange Bread Butter Del Posto fennel Garlic josh saffer
February 16, 2017

The sidecar was the original cosmopolitan—not on account of its international devotees, but more for the “sweet drink” stigma attached to it. My version ditches the sugar entirely and increases the lemon juice significantly. The result is a roguish, daring concoction that hits all the right notes.

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bourbon cocktail cointreau drink lemon whiskey
February 16, 2017

The sidecar was the original cosmopolitan — not on account of its international devotees, but more for the “sweet drink” stigma attached to it. My version ditches the sugar entirely and increases the lemon juice significantly.  The result is a roguish, daring concoction that hits all the right notes.

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bourbon cointreau drinks lemon orange liqueur sidecar whiskey
February 14, 2017

Tapa tasting with Chef de Cuisine Anthony Sasso

At my newest restaurant, La Sirena, I recently worked with Anthony Sasso to build a tapa bar menu that resembles those you might find in Barcelona, Madrid, or Valencia.   On The Chew, Sasso and I taste his whimsical variations on classic tapa bar dishes like patatas bravas. At La Sirena, we smash fingerling potatoes, fry them so they’re…

February 9, 2017

Bucatini all’Amatriciana is one of the most quintessential dishes of Lazio.  It’s exceedingly simple, but relies on a perfect al dente noodle and a high-quality guanciale to really sing.  At Lupa Osteria Romana in New York City, chef Rob Zwirz has mastered it.

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bacon bucatini guanciale lazio lupa pasta pork
February 7, 2017

Bucatini all’Amatriciana is one of the quintessential dishes of Lazio. It’s exceedingly simple, but relies on a perfect al dente noodle and a high-quality guanciale to really make it sing. At Lupa Osteria Romana in New York City, chef Rob Zwirz has mastered it. Here’s the official Lupa-approved recipe.

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amatriciana bucatini guanciale lazio lupa onion Parsley
January 31, 2017

The Big Game may not involve my hometown team (Seattle Seahawks) or even the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS, but I’ve never been a sore loser and this year is no exception.   As always, I designed a game day menu inspired by the cities of the teams represented. Lucky for me, “New England” and “Deep…

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Football game day new england SOUTHERN Super Bowl
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Mario joins CNN's New Day for Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Friday, November 10th, 2017
8:45AM - 9:00AM

Mario joins New Day's hosts Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota to celebrate the upcoming premiere of Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent on CNN. Tune-in to learn more about this fantastic film!

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