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Mario Batali

Pasta Los Angeles

Week in Pictures: Batali, Beef Tongue, Cappellacci, Chicharrones + More

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Lucky me. Discover highlights from...
Italian Cookbook

The Mozza Cookbook: Exploring Italian Cuisine from Crust to Crostini

There might be a number of reasons why people buy cookbooks, but I’d like to simplify them to just a few. First, you might buy them to learn about the recipes, to cook through...
Italian Food Los Angeles

Osteria Mozza: Weathering Recession with Italian Juggernaut

There’s no such thing as a recession-proof restaurant, but there are certainly concepts better equipped to weather the deluge. In L.A., look no further than Mozza, a multi-pronged Italian juggernaut from Nancy Silverton, Mario...
Food Writer Los Angeles

Food Television: The Tube’s Food Shows Reviewed

I admit I was seduced into the world of food by a beautiful woman. This was in my college days and I recall waking up in the mid-afternoon during the summer when I was...
Steak Los Angeles

Osteria Mozza: Opening Door to Ambitious Melrose Restaurant

Leading up to last year’s opening of Osteria Mozza and adjacent Pizzeria Mozza, Nancy Silverton spent her Monday nights at Jar, preparing 13 different mozzarella-based dishes weekly, including dessert. This proved to be the...