Mario Batali

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    May 8, 2013

    Got Bourbon on the Brain? $1000 Rare Bourbon Event at Steak 954

    Bourbon, once a rough-and-tumble spirit, is enjoying a renaissance. Fueled by celebrities and chefs who Tweet pictures of their Pappy Van Winkle stash and their trips to Louisville to pick out a personal barrel to tap, bourbon has quickly become the "it" spirit, with collectors paying dearly for rar ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    October 12, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Is Toast at NYC Wine & Food Festival Roast (Video)

    Snarkmeister Anthony Bourdain found himself the main course last evening when both celebrity chefs and professional comedians made mince meat out of him at the "On the Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain" at Chelsea Piers. The $400-a-plate event, part of the New York City Wine & Food Fes ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Q&A With Hell's Kitchen Winner (and Cooper City High Alum) Paul Niedermann

    Cooper City High School has a reputation for many things: high academic standards, football, hooking scandals, the kids responsible for the murder in the book Bully, and, now, celebrity chef Paul Niedermann. Since winning season nine of Hell's Kitchen, Niedermann, a Cooper City High alum, has t ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Mario Batali! Five Ways to Emulate the Chef's Success

    Today, celebrity chef and restauranteur Mario Batali turns 52. Born on Sept. 19, 1960 in Seattle, Washington to parents of Italian and French Canadian descent, Batali is one of the most successful chefs in the culinary industry. He built his empire on the concept of cooking up simple yet delicious I ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Mario Batali Feeds Jon Stewart With His Mouth (video)

    ​As you may know, Stephen Colbert has put Jon Stewart in charge of his Super PAC during Colbert's current run for president of... something or other. Stewart, obviously taking the responsibility to heart, started his Daily Show monologue wearing a lovely crown from the Elizabeth Taylor estate (bou ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Mario Batali, Food & Wine Magazine: Help Get Rid Of The Ponytail

    ​Mario Batali is getting rid of half of what's made him famous. No, we wish the Crayola-colored Crocs would go. Instead, the chef/restaurateur and host of our favorite show, The Chew, has agreed to lop off his ponytail -- if the price is right!

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    December 29, 2011

    Five Food Shows We'd Love to See in 2012

    ​I'll admit I'm totally obsessed with shows on the Food Network, Travel Channel, and Cooking Channel. In fact, I recently upgraded my cable service (and bill) in order to get the Cooking Channel when the free trial period ended -- just so I could watch Emeril tour the USA and Nadia G. vamp her way ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    The Chew Cast Makes Christmas Ornaments and Ball Jokes (Video)

    ABCMario Batali wears a funny sweater on The Chew.​Here's our conundrum for the day. When Clinton Kelly shows the cast of The Chew (and us) how to make handcrafted Christmas ornaments, we thought, "How clever -- this is just like Martha Stewart." Then we realized that chef Mario Batali was making ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Mario Batali Breaks the Bed on The Chew

    ​In an obvious homage to stoners disguised as a holiday slumber party, The Chew co-hosts clowns wear pajamas and tumble into communal beds to eat General Tso's chicken out of Chinese takeout containers. No... we're not stoned ourselves. It actually happened, and we'll never be the same after witne ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    The Simpsons' Food Blog Rap: Blogging a Food Blog

    Courtesy FoxMario Batali makes a guest appearance on The Simpsons​The Simpsons' episode The Food Wife aired last night, bringing the jaundiced cartoon family into the food blog world.When Marge, Lisa and Bart start their Three Mouthkeeters blog, they immediately turn into food snobs, taking Anthon ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Mario Batali, David Chang, and The Recipe Project's 'Brains and Eggs' Song

    I'm currently in mad love with The Recipe Project, the Brooklyn band One Ring Zero's collection of famous chef's recipes set to tunes. The book project started like this:Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp, co-founders of the band One Ring Zero, decided to turn Chris Cosentino's recipe for Brains and Egg ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Things to Do for Food Day That Don't Suck

    ​Though I thought it was Food Day every day, today is different in that it's been christened as a time to recognize the declining quality of the American diet by addressing issues involving food and hunger, sustainability, farm worker conditions, and healthy eating. National Food Day was ... More >>

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    October 23, 2011

    The Chew's Michael Symon Responds to Anthony Bourdain

    Michael Symon just wants to cook for America​In an interview with Mercury News, Anthony Bourdain was asked what he thought about The Chew, the ABC foodcentric daytime talk show.Bourdain said, "(Heavy sigh) I'm really shaken. Honestly, I don't know what to believe anymore. Mario Batali is a better ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Tickets for Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival on Sale Monday

    Brustman Carrino PR​Calling all gourmands and scenesters: Tickets go on sale Monday for the foodist event of the year: The 11th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, to benefit FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.Remember Paula Dean's pants episode, or Mario B ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Dine Out Lauderdale: The Five Most Compelling Menu Deals

    ​In "What Would You Order for Your Last Supper?" in the Food and Drink issue of the New York Times Magazine, New York chef and cookbook writer David Pasternack lists a dozen local oysters and clams paired with Pabst Blue Ribbon in a can on his fantasy menu, while Mario Batali lists "one of every s ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    The Chew: Too Many Ingredients In One Dish (Video)

    ABCThe Chew: too much to digest in one sitting.​The Chew, ABC's new five-host foodcentric talk show premiered yesterday amidst technical difficulties, timing issues and what looked like amateur camera work.The show promised to be a mix of cooking, chatter, current events and audience interaction, ... More >>

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    September 25, 2011

    The Chew Premieres Monday, September 26

    ABCThe Chew premieres on Monday, September 26th.​ABC's anticipated (well, to everyone but soap fans) foodie-themed talker, The Chew, is set to premiere Monday, September 26th at 1p.m.Featuring five co-hosts (Top Chef's Carla Hall, What Not To Wear's Clinton Kelly, Italian mega-chef and Crocs-weare ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Mario Batali Joins Anthony Bourdain and Tom Colicchio as a Simpsons Character

    Matt Selman Mario Batali looks a little yellow as a Simpsons character.​Someone in Simpsons-land is a complete and total foodie (or ran our of movie stars to feature) because this season of The Simpsons is turning out to be quite awesome. First, we told you abour Anthony Bourdain an ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Ruth Bourdain's Answer To Alton Brown: Mein Fanf

    Ruth BourdainRuth Bourdain sets her own rules for dealing with celebrity chefs.​Ruth Bourdain, that crazy morph between Ruth Reichl and Anthony Bourdain, is at it again. In response to Alton Brown's Fanifesto, Ruth Bourdain has issued his/her own guidelines for fans on her Comfort Me With Offal bl ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Chefs' Recipes Set to Music by One Ring Zero

    ​Food is art, the foodie scribes tell us. You eat with your eyes.  But is food music? Do we eat with our ears?  Well, yes. At least according to musicians Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp -- AKA One Ring Zero -- who in October will unveil their latest venture, a book-CD package called The ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Ten Fun Father's Day Gifts for the Foodie Dad

    Flickr: Jim, the Photographer ​Daddy-o's the best. He taught you how to make a mess in the kitchen, how to throw back a tequila shot, and grill meat. Hell, he even cooks better than mom. (Sshhh, don't tell her we said that.) For the dad that enjoys all things food, give him something he'll actual ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Gwyneth Paltrow is Bon Appetit Cover Girl

    Gwyneth Paltrow: better looking than a roast?​Bon Appetit is usually known for its food porn covers - juicy roasts, steaming bowls of pasta, a cake that makes you want to eat the paper its printed on. But the June issue has a different kind of "dish" on it - Gwyneth Paltrow. In the magazine ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    When Celebrities Cook: Gwyneth Paltrow

    Gwyneth Paltrow (who word has it will appear/sing yet again on Glee tonight), has just come out with a new cookbook. My Father's Daughter may be part of a trend of celebrities cashing in on America's food-obsessed culture. Paltrow, Eva Longoria, and Debi Mazar, are just some of the celebrities gett ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    ABC to Replace Soaps with The Chew

    Top Chef's Carla Hall to Co-Host "The Chew"​ABC has announced that two of its decades-running soaps, One Life to Live and All My Children will be canned. President of ABC Daytime, Brian Frons said, "We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for differen ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Elevating the Craft: Secret Meetings for Bartenders

    You didn't hear it from us, but a true cocktail oasis exists on the 15th floor of Bacardi's headquarters in Coral Gables. Yes folks, that means a fully stocked bar with nothing but the best of rums, garnishes, and mixers. Good luck trying to get past the tight security.

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    December 23, 2010

    Must-See TV: Six Food Shows We'd Like to Watch in 2011

    ​Anyone who's watched food TV since its inception has seen a steady evolution of the medium, from a staid Mario Batali cooking for three friends to Gordon Ramsay going batshit in Kitchen Nightmares to the snarky food soap opera that's Top Chef to Adam Richman snarfing down burritos as thick and lo ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Mario Batali to Cook at Morikami Monday, December 13

    ​The critically acclaimed, James Beard award-winning chef Mario Batali -- known for his love of olive oil, Italian cooking and his animated TV personality -- is scheduled to perform a cooking demonstration at the Morkiami Museum and Japanese Gardens on Monday, December 13. Batali long ago gre ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    July 1, 2010
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    June 29, 2010

    Order Up: D'Angelo

    C. Stiles​This week in Dish we look at D'Angelo, the casual Italian pizzeria and trattoria from Fort Lauderdale's Angelo Elia. Earlier this month, we named D'Angelo our Best New Restaurant in Broward. Now, in our print review, we elaborate on how good the simple, Italian small plates and pizzas ar ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    February 23, 2010

    Order Up: The Sordid History of the South Beach Wine & Food Fest

    ​This week we're putting off our normal restaurant review in favor of a guest column from Miami New Times' own award-winning restaurant critic, Lee Klein. It's a great read on the history of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which kicks off in Miami tomorrow and runs through Sunday, Februa ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Behind the Line with 32 East's Nick Morfogen

    Morfogen in his Delray restaurant.​Slow Food's gathering momentum has transformed it from solely a movement to its own culinary genre, celebrating what chefs' have known before the movement even emerged. Amongst the white coat society, kept under their toques, the secret to flavor nirvana was alwa ... More >>

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    February 22, 2009

    Why Was Batali Even Up There?

    We're referring to Mario Batali being "up there" on stage at the SBWFF's Wines and Food of Spain dinner. You've probably heard that he dropped a couple of F-bombs in front of the royal company. And speaking of F-bombs: What the fuck was he even doing on that platform welcoming the King and Queen of ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Food And Wine 2009 - Chef De Cuisine Jason Smith Talks Table 8

    Food & Wine 2009 is almost upon us. You know what that means. The culinary throngs descend on South Florida, feast on its tropical flesh in a media-driven frenzy, and hopefully dump enough money on our shores to keep us goin til next year. Aaron J. Michaels from Culinary Convenience told me Chef ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    An Interview With Ted Allen

    C. StilesNectar Lounge at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was host to the Christmas-ey dessert party, Sweet Dreams, this weekend. The event featured a huge spread of sugary cakes, candies, flash-frozen ice cream, and dessert sushi, which you can check out by viewing our slide show. But it also fea ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    All the Nasty Bits from an Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Mario Batali

    Elyse Wanshel Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain at the Miami Book Fair International Thursday night. Although former junkie/gutter chef, Anthony Bourdain claims that his life is “all rainbows and unicorns” ever since the birth of his baby daughter, many of his random comments during last night ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Last Night: Anthony Bourdain at the Arsht Center

    This man loves Mac's Club Deuce. (Reason No. 293 why we love this man.) Better Than: Pounding cheap beers between a soul-crushing double on the saute station. The evidence, plainly, is undeniable: the best-selling books, the top-rated Travel Channel Show, the Top Chef judging gigs. Hell, even t ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 6, 2008

    A Good Chef Is Hard to Find

    It's election season: Stephen Asprinio needs your vote

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    August 14, 2008

    Kick the Bottle

    As the containers and costs mount, in South Florida and beyond, plastic is played out

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    The Official Punk Rock Book of Lists

    A new book compiles punk's greatest hits and biggest tools

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    June 7, 2007
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    January 3, 2007