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February 11, 2014

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

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

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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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!