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Earth Day Dishes At Batali-Bastianich Restaurants

Posted April 21, 2011 | 19:29:54 (EST)

We like to think "Green" is always in style at Mario Batali, Lidia and Joe Bastianich's B&B Hospitality Group, as well as at Eataly, but in honor of this year's Earth Day (Friday, April 22nd), sustainability will be interpreted in a myriad of ways. Each restaurant under the umbrella of...

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My First Trip to a Materials Recovery Facility, Wow! (PHOTOS)

Posted June 17, 2010 | 11:25:40 (EST)

Last June, I took a trip to Action Carting's 30,000 square foot brand new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) located in the Bronx. It was an unseasonably muggy day and as I hiked the seemingly endless trek from the train to the address scribbled on a post it stuck to the...

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Bet on the Farm: Batali-Bastianich's Farmers' Market in Las Vegas (PHOTOS)

Posted May 26, 2010 | 09:57:24 (EST)

Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich's B&B Ristorante, Carnevino, and Enoteca San Marco are extremely proud of their Bet on the Farm, the Farmer's Market in Las Vegas that takes place every Thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Batali Bastianich Hospitality Group's off -site storage facility. Over the last two...

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Meatless Mondays At Mario Batali's Restaurants

Posted May 10, 2010 | 13:36:41 (EST)

Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich are joining the Meatless Monday campaign!

On average, Americans consume 8 ounces of meat per day -- 45% more than the USDA recommends. Going meatless once a week can reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity....

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Earth Day Dishes At Mario Batali's Restaurants (PHOTOS)

Posted April 20, 2010 | 13:45:11 (EST)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth day, and each of our chefs has created a menu or dish, essentially an interpretation of what Earth Day means to them. To some that meant breaking down and cooking an entire Berkshire Pig and to another it meant a much more...

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What it Means to be Green at a Mario Batali Restaurant

Posted April 12, 2010 | 11:38:00 (EST)


Mario Batali photograph by Melanie Dunea



The restaurant industry accounts for 10% of the U.S. economy. Americans spend approximately forty-eight percent of their food budget on food consumed away from home ($1,078 per person annually), dining at over 945,000 restaurants.¹ The average restaurant produces 50,000...

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