The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 43rd Anniversary Awards Gala, October 13, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, will recognize a select group of distinguished honorees who have contributed at the highest levels in business, science, the arts, and government. Honorees are Chef Lidia Bastianich, Vincent Boccia, president, Con...

Nella sala per gli eventi di Stato della Casa Bianca, per l’ultima cena ufficiale da presidente di Barack Obama, a ottobre del 2016, servì agnolotti di patate dolci e insalata di zucca, colta direttamente dall’orto della first lady Michelle.Per Mario Batali, quella fu l’apoteosi di una carriera: lo chef italo-americano più famoso d’America era inco...

Now disgraced chef Mario Batali and his business partner Joe Bastianich plan to rebrand their group of restaurants under the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group umbrella.  Eater NY reports that employees learned about the changes in a letter emailed on Dec. 22 that a new company, with a new name, will be created “whose structure will better refle...

Historic Families (Le Famiglie Storiche), the organization that represents thirteen quintessential producers of Amarone della Valpolicella, the Italian noble red that hails from Italy’s Veneto region, will be coming to the United States in January 2018 to host two tasting events in New York City. Historic Families aims to educate trade and consumer...

Felidia’s lunch crowd began to thin out, as we remained on the second floor and Lidia Bastianich described her plight to America.  She was born in what was then called Pola under Italy and currently Pula in Croatia.  Lidia began to explain her native land and the various forms of governments that have ruled a much disputed territory.   The popular...

Joe Bastianich, the restaurant owner and star of MasterChef and Restaurant Startup, is taking his business back to the old country with the launch of his new Italy-based production company.   Bastianich, who unveiled his venture to global broadcasters at international television market MIPCOM in Cannes this week, tellsTHR his goal with the n...

By Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite   House-marinated fresh anchovies with fennel three ways. Photo: Melissa HomWhen Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich joined forces in 1998 to openBabbo, the restaurant was pioneering in its casual approach to fine dining, its celebration of local and seasonal ingredients in the service of classic Italian cuisi...

Il suo libro «Te la do io l'America» (Rizzoli) contiene 50 ricette di cucina americana. Come mai questa scelta?  «In realtà non sono solo ricette. E' soprattutto un racconto della mia storia di americano in America, e quindi delle ricette che corrispondono a quel tipo di società».   Sono ricette facilmente realizzabili anche a casa?«Sì...

By Khushbu Shah   Chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich will open a new restaurant in New York City. According to Eater NY, the pair have inked a deal to "take over the entire food and beverage program" at the Maritime Hotel. They will replace the hotel's current restaurant, La Bottega, with a place that centers on the food of th...

by Joanna Fantozzi   Get ready for a new Mario Batali restaurant.The menu for Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich's upcoming mega 474-seat restaurant inside (and outside) the Maritime Hotel in New York has finally been revealed.   The proposed menu was unveiled at a community board meeting. It will include separate breakfast, brunch, lunc...