Tag Archives: Mario Batali

A Big Bite of Broadway

Ah, New York. We’re meeting at Chelsea Market, a former biscuit factory with a hipster vibe. It’s now a food and shopping court, just this side of touristy. I head for Giovanni Rana pastificio for a spritz, the sparkly cocktail … Continue reading

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Devouring New York: Let It Snow

It’s a blizzard. Thousands of flights have been cancelled. We land in high winds and blowing snow as passengers applaud with relief. The white-knuckle cab ride from JFK into Manhattan is two hours of slushy gladiatorial combat. I arrive on … Continue reading

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Mario Batali Loves The Frankies Spuntino…

“Grandma never broke a sweat. Neither should you.” My sister-in-law Aimee Good gave me The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual. I love this book. Mario Batali loves this cookbook, too.* Frankies Spuntino is a tin-ceilinged exposed-brick restaurant in … Continue reading

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