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Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali and More Chefs Answer All Your Thanksgiving Cooking Questions

Originally posted 11/19/2015 03:06PM

We are so lucky to have the Internet to consult when Thanksgiving preparation goes horribly wrong.

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Mario Batali’s Cherry Barbecue Sauce Is Exactly What Your Cookout Needs

Originally posted 07/02/2015 02:09PM

Mario Batali has spent the past 13 summers at this lakefront home in Traverse City, Michigan, so it’s natural that some of the city’s culture has influenced his cooking over the years.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Lives on $29 a Week for Charity — See What She’s Eating!

Originally posted 04/10/2015 03:34PM

From 3-day cleanses to bone broth to sex bark, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s GOOP-approved eating habits have always seemed to catch attention.
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RECIPE: Mario Batali’s Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino

Originally posted 12/17/2014 03:28PM


Photo Courtesy Mario Batali

Blanching the Brussels sprouts first helps tenderize them and bring out their flavor.

Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino 
Submitted by Mario Batali for Feeding America’s 5-Ingredient Dinner Challenge
Originally published in Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours
Serves 8 to 10

2 tbsp. salt
2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, any tough or discolored outer leaves removed
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
4 oz. Pecorino Romano, cut into quarter-inch cubes
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Bring 8 quarts of water to a boil in a pasta pot. Set up an ice bath nearby.

2. When the water comes to a boil, add 2 tablespoons salt. Drop the Brussels sprouts into the boiling water and when the water returns to the boil, cook for 3 minutes. Then drain the Brussels sprouts and plunge them into the ice bath. Once they have cooled, drain, trim off the tough ends, and cut them in half lengthwise.

3. In a 14-inch sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the thyme leaves and cook until they are crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully add the Brussels sprouts to the pan (they will cause a spattering ruckus), and cook over medium heat until they are tender and starting the brown, 7 to 10 minutes.

4. Add the pecorino cubes and cook, stirring gently, until the cheese starts to melt around the edges, about 3 minutes. Season with black pepper and serve immediately.

FILED UNDER: Mario Batali , Recipes

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See Rachael Ray, Jamie Oliver and Other Cooking Stars Get Soaked in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally posted 08/20/2014 12:31PM

Leave it to the food pros to add some special flavor to their versions of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been sweeping the nation on social media the last few weeks.
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Mario Batali: My Sons Have Been Cooking ‘Since They Were Walking’

Originally posted 06/04/2014 02:57PM

Mario Batali is, naturally, the head chef in his home, but The Chew co-host has always had plenty of backup: sons Benno, 17, and Leo, 16.

“They’ve always participated in the kitchen, and they’ve known how to cook since they were walking,” Batali told PEOPLE at Monday night’s launch party in N.Y.C. for Eat (Red) Drink (Red) Save Lives, an AIDS fundraiser. “Leo makes a really killer beef taco, and Benno makes a stuffed cheeseburger with Gorgonzola inside the burger.”
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Eataly Announces Tentative Plans for U.S. Expansion

Originally posted 05/01/2014 12:32PM

Italian gourmet megastore Eataly is about to get even more mega.

The massive stores, co-owned in part by chefs Mario BataliJoe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich, mix elements of food halls, wine shops, specialty grocery stores, cafes, restaurants and even cooking classes in one location. Although there are 27 Eataly outposts worldwide, there are currently only two in the United States: New York and Chicago.
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Cook from the Book: Ramps and Eggs from Buvette

Originally posted 04/23/2014 03:53PM

After having an extraordinary meal in a French bistro, do you ever think, “If only I could make food like that at home”? Well, now you can, if Jody Williams has anything to do about it.
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Liv Tyler and Mario Batali Share Grilled Cheese at N.Y.C. Diner

Originally posted 04/14/2014 12:16PM

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that give you the most pleasure. For Mario Batali and Liv Tyler, it was noshing on grilled cheese sandwiches together at an iconic New York eatery.
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