Author(s): Mario Batali
Chef Mario Batali's zest for life infuses the casual Italian fare that has made his restaurant Otto Enoteca Pizzeria in New York City a perennially popular destination. Take the taste of Otto home with "Molto Gusto", a collection of recipes for everyone's favorites: pizza, pasta, antipasti, and gelati. Mario writes the definitive book on great pizza making for the amateur, the novice, the foodie, and the gourmet cook, teaching them how to make really great pizza at home without any fancy equipment. Here too are recipes for 'stuffed pizza', including calzone, Stromboli, and pizza rustica from Puglia. Looking for something a little lighter? Try the antipasti. Based on simple seasonal vegetables with a few showcasing seafood and meat, these dishes can make up an entire, healthy meal. Also included are some of Mario's favourite simple pasta dishes, and to finish it all off, five base recipes for gelato, plus dessert variations from Sicily, Naples, and Emilia Romagna. Filled with Mario's infectious personality and robust flavor, "Molto Gusto" makes it easy to spend a night on the town without leaving home.
"If you could eat with your eyes, you'd swoon while reading Mario Batali's MOLTO GUSTO." - San Francisco Book Review
Mario Batali is the chef and owner of eight popular restaurants, the flagship of which is Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca. The James Beard Foundation honored Babbo with the “Best New Restaurant” award and the New York Times gave it three stars, as well as later to Del Posto, another formal dining establishment. He 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 just last year the Tarny Lodge in Port Chester, NY. In Las Vegas, he opened B&B Ristorante and the more casual Enoteca San Marco at the Venetian Hotel and Carnevino Italian Steakhouse in the Palazzo. He has also joined forces with Nancy Silverton for the recently opened Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles. Batali is the author of the celebrated cookbooks Molto Italiano, Italian Grill, and Spain: A Culnary Roadtrip (with Gwyneth Paltrow). Batali lives in New York City and northern Michigan with his wife Susi Cahn of The Coach Farm and their two sons.