'Mario Batali' on Serious Eats

Eataly: An Eight-Figure Bet on Authenticity

The press tour of Eataly last night left us in awe of what Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and their Italian partners are trying to accomplish with the opening of the flagship American Eataly store on Fifth Avenue in New York—an Italian food emporium of mindboggling proportions. There's every Italian foodstuff you'd want, everything you could think about wanting, in the vast space curated by Batali and company. More

Mix It Up: The Bitter Wifey at Otto

"With a name like that, there had to be a story behind it." [Photograph: Laren Spirer] Mario Batali's Otto is known for many things: irresistible gelato, pizza and pastas galore, a variety of tasty antipasti, and an encyclopedic Italian wine... More

Notes from the Babbo Block Party

Mario Batali's Babbo is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and on Sunday the restaurant turned Waverly Place into a block party birthday, with snacks from Babbo and the other restaurants in Batali's empire. Blogger Vanessa Vichit-Vadakan was there and... More

Diets Try Men's Souls

I have now walked past my wife's scrumptious lemon-glazed pound cake ten times in the last eight hours, and so far I have been able to resist its siren call. The cake was left over from our dinner party last... More

Batali's Greatest Hits

Every year Mario Batali donates a progressive dinner for the fund raising auction at my son's former school. This year the winning bidders and I had an antipasto course standing at Otto, three small pasta courses (preceded by a tiny... More

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