Author(s): Mario Batali
Divided into the twelve months of the calendar year, this title offers recipes for delicious, festive meals meant for sharing - and suitable for celebrating - with friends and family. It includes fresh, simple, seasonal recipes including one dish-like a tender roast - five inventive, mouthwatering veggie sides, and three toothsome pasta dishes.
Mario Batali, known on television from his many Food Network appearances for years, is the author of the celebrated cookbooks MOLTO GUSTO, MOLTO ITALIANO, ITALIAN GRILL, and SPAIN...A CULINARY ROADTRIP. Mario is the chef and owner of eight popular restaurants, the flagship of which is Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, where he has seamlessly combined traditional principles with intelligent culinary adventure since 1998. The James Beard Foundation honored Babbo with the Best New Restaurant award and the New York Times gave it three stars, as it would Del Posto, another formal dining establishment. Batali also owns the Roman-style trattoria Lupa, the southern Italian seafood trattoria Esca, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, the Spanish tapas bar Bar Jamon, the Spanish taverna Casa Mono, and the wine shop Italian Wine Merchants. In Las Vegas, he opened B and B Ristorante and the more casual Enoteca San Marco at the Venetian Hotel. He has also joined forces with Nancy Silverton for Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles and with Lidia and Joe Bastianich for Eataly in New York City. Batali lives in New York City with his wife Susi Cahn of Coach Farms and their two sons.