BOOKS

Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from my Home to Yours
(Ecco 2011)

Divided into the twelve months of the calendar year, each chapter in Molto Barali offers a main course paired with three pastas, one soup, five vegetable dishes, and a dessert. Intended to serve 8-12, the recipes can easily be halved or quartered for any occasion. Better yet, the dishes are perfectly paired for combinations that create stellar meals for every season. With many options in each chapter, Molto Batali offers flexibility and an authentically Italian way of dining, with an emphasis on smaller portions, pasta as the first course, and several different servings of vegetables at every meal.

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Molto Gusto
(Ecco 2010)

Chef Mario Batali's zest for life infuses the casual Italian fare that has made his restaurant Otto Enoteca Pizzeria a perennially popular New York City destination. Now you can have the flavors of Otto at home, with Molto Gusto (Ecco; $29.99; April 6, 2010), a collection of everyone's favorites, from pizza, pasta, and antipasta to gelati and sorbetti. Filled with Mario's infectious personality and love for robust flavors, and illustrated with luscious color photos and an appealing design, Molto Gusto makes it easy to spend a night on the town without leaving home

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Spain...A Culinary Road Trip
(Ecco 2008)

Spain...A Culinary Road Trip is the companion book to the prime-time public television series Spain...On The Road Again. The premise is simple: Mario Batali and Mark Bittman are single-minded, food-obsessed friends who are constantly on the lookout for the food, wine, and cooking that is unique to Spain-and in this series they will find it. Gwyneth Paltrow and the Spanish actress Claudia Bassols are eager to enjoy all the pleasures the country has to offer, and each pair will be lured into the worlds of the other.

The foursome take the ultimate road trip adventure, showcasing the pleasures of Spain, the country's regional cuisine, art, history, and culture, as they've never been seen before. Hundreds of gorgeous and candid photos, anecdotes, and more than seventy recipes from Mario appear in this scrapbook of the dream vacation through Spain.

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Italian Grill
(Ecco 2008)

Mario Batali brings together his passion for Italian food and his love of grilling in Italian Grill, the quintessential introduction to tasty, smoky simple Italian food on the grill. In addition to the 80 recipes, informative side-bars, and 60 four-color photographs throughout, the book is a complete reference for grilling basics and techniques. Grilling has never been more popular and Mario's cultural and historical Italian approach is a must-have for home cooks everywhere.

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Mario Tailgates NASCAR Style
(Sporting News 2006)

Mario has waved the green flag at Pocono Raceway, hosted several dinners for top NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers, and he was inspired to write this licensed NASCAR cookbook while spending time with NASCAR tailgaters at races all over the country. Filled with close to 100 delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, Mario Tailgates NASCAR Style reveals the essential components of successful tailgating- basic equipment, packing tips, grilling advice, and troubleshooting. The book features regional favorites and classic grilling recipes, all incorporating ingredients found in almost any market. Mario Tailgates NASCAR Style is perfect for any tailgate or backyard BBQ.

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Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home
(Ecco 2005)

Mario's most ambitious cookbook to date with over 350 pages of his all-time favorite simple recipes, drawn from his travels throughout Italy and cooking experiences here in America – on TV and at home – representing the best cooking of Italian dishes both here and in their place of birth. Easy to use, rich in local lore, and brimming with Mario's wit and enthusiasm.

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Babbo Cookbook
(Clarkson Potter 2002)

Babbo has boldly and ingeniously redefined contemporary Italian cooking. Now you can replicate these 3-Star recipes from Mario's most celebrated restaurant. Wondrously new and unique dishes, exotic combinations of ingredients, adventurous from first course to last. A must for any serious home chef.

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Vino Italiano
(Clarkson Potter 2002)

A demystifying tour through one of Italy's most treasured and historic cultural triumphs... its wine. Region-by-region, grape-by-grape, David Lynch and Joseph Bastianich have compiled a most accessible encyclopedia on this complex subject, ably and deliciously supported by recipes from Mario and Lidia Bastianich.

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Mario Batali Holiday Food
(Clarkson Potter 2000)

The spirit of Christmas and New Year's has never been more festive than in Mario's interpretations of these classic familial Italian meals. Four complete feast menus, from antipasti to dolci, lavish yet simple dishes, and some wickedly warming aperitivos to start. Buone Feste!

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Simple Italian Food:
Recipes from My Two Villages

(Clarkson Potter 1998)

"Recipes from My Two Villages" evokes the bonds that Mario identified between two communities far apart in space, but close in spirit: Borgo Capanne in the mountains between Florence and Modena, and Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan.

Easy-to follow recipes accompanied by highly personal text allow American readers to immerse themselves in an Italian mountain village without leaving the kitchen. This is one of the most acclaimed Italian cookbooks of all time.

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Books by Joe Bastianich:

Restaurant Man
(Viking 2012)

What exactly does it take to be a Restaurant Man? If you're legendary restaurateur Joe Bastianich, it means "hedonistic boondoggle R&D trips to Italy," being cheap while appearing to be generous, doling out frank opinions on colleagues and customers alike, and dropping alot of f-bombs. In his new book, RESTAURANT MAN (Viking 2012) Bastianich lays out his path to success and divulges the juicy, insider information that only a guy with twenty-five restaurants knows. From the real price of a bottle of wine to Bill Clinton's regular visits to Babbo to the unabashedly honest truth about some of the food world's most notorious chefs and restaurateurs, it's all here. This memoir is pure, uncensored Restaurant Man. Bastianich's passion for food and wine is evident on every page of RESTAURANT MAN. A hard-boiled coming of age story, at its heart RESTAURANT MAN is also a portrait of the uncompromising and hard-working Restaurant Man who is deeply committed to providing a matchless dining experience that leaves the customer breathless.

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Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines

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Vino Italiano:
The Regional Wines of Italy

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Vino Italiano Buying Guide:
The Ultimate Quick Reference to the Great Wines of Italy

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