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October 20, 2013

New York Times Magazine Food & Drinks Issue

This week, Mario took a break from his regular duties as a One-Page columnist for the New York Times Magazine to contribute a piece for the magazine’s annual Food & Drink Issue: Restaurant Edition. Mario’s dissertation topic: late-night chef eats. Here’s a sneak peak… What do chefs and the rest of the restaurant team eat post-shift, at 2am?…

NEW YORK TIMES New York Times Magazine penne all’arrabbiata spicy shrimp sauté Two-minute calamari
October 18, 2013

As I posted at the beginning of the week, we made the most of our forty-eight hours in Roma. In addition to the all-important meals, there were a few hallmarks of Italian culture we had to consume. From apperitivi to salumi to espresso, we covered our bases. Herein, a virtual scrapbook of our quick jaunt on the Italian…

cappuccino COLOSSEUM Fiumicino italy piazza del popolo piazza navona roma
October 17, 2013

Celebrate with a classic…   In the 80s, after a short stint at the Cordon Bleu in London, I apprenticed in the tiny mountain town of Borgo Capanne, not far from Bologna. There I learned to make pasta as only you can by having your bellypressed against a cutting board for months. It was an…

Bavette Cacio e Pepe National Pasta Day Orecchiette pasta
October 16, 2013

To promote the upcoming Jets + Chefs Ultimate Tailgate with Superbowl champion Joe Namath, Mario visited the Good Morning America team to cook a few of his favorite tailgating dishes. Namath couldn’t make it to New York, so GMA recruited Jets center Nick Mangold.   It’s football time…     And here’s Mario’s recipe for Sausage &…

GMA Good Morning America Jets Mangold Namath Tailgate
October 14, 2013

I spent last weekend in Rome. Forty-eight hours doesn’t afford you much time to explore. It’s time enough for three or four meals, and I chose them wisely.   This is not the definitive list of the best restaurants in Rome, but the spots that, when faced with the endless options in the Eternal City,…

al ceppo Antica Pesa Arcangelo Asino d'Oro italy La Pergola Osteria da San Cesario
October 11, 2013
pointing to the future!

at Liberty National Golf Club

Rain, strong winds and a tornado watch is not the weather you want for a golf game, particularly when that game is the annual Mario Batali Foundation Golf Classic, co-hosted by Michael. J. Fox and Hank Haney. Despite the less than ideal conditions, the entire day was a blast. From the boat ride across the…

hank haney Liberty National Golf Course Mario Batali Foundation mbf michael j fox swing session
October 9, 2013
Photo courtesy Kelly Campbell

Dubbed by Food & Wine Restaurant Editor Kate Krader “the world’s best soft-sell fundraising event,” the Honors dinner was a delightful and delicious assemblage of artists, musicians and friends. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche of Wilco who joined Patti Smith for a rousing rendition of Smith’s classic “Because the…

Del Posto Food & Wine Honors Dinner Jeff Tweedy Jimmy Fallon Kate Krader Mario Batali Foundation
October 4, 2013
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Meredith Vieira, and ?uestlove

Last night, Mario swung by 30 Rock to see The Roots and, of course, Jimmy Fallon. He talked about Benno’s paintball birthday party, the redesigned mariobatali.com, the upcoming Mario Batali Foundation events, and Mario by Mary. We’ve been busy…   After the break, find a recipe for the dish Mario prepared on Late Night, grilled…

Grilled Cheese Honors Dinner Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Mario Batali Foundation Mario by Mary paintball

"Food is much better off the hand than the fork."

What’s Happening

Table to Table

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Join Mario, the guest of honor, for a special fundraising dinner with a foundation that expects to deliver enough food for over 13 million meals this year!

James Beard Awards

Monday, May 5th, 2014
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Mario is serving as Gala Chef Chair at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards! This year's theme, "Sounds of the City", focuses on the link between the worlds of music and food. Congrats to all of the talented nominees!

Larry King Now

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
2:00PM - 2:30PM

Mario sits down with legendary broadcaster Larry King to discuss the Mario Batali Foundation's Swing Session Las Vegas!