Mario Batali…Off The Page
As vibrant as one of the juicy red tomatoes that go into his authentic pasta sauces, Mario Batali is America’s sweetheart when it comes to Italian cooking. It may take a while to master his signature dishes (like beef cheek ravioli with fresh squab livers and black truffle), but with his recipes, kitchen wares, and favorite ingredients, you’ll be molto buono in no time at all!
Start by hitting the road for a culinary adventure, like when Mario and Gwyneth Paltrow ate and drank their way across Spain. Wherever you roam keep inspiration at the forefront with Orange Howell’s pasta-shaped key rings, each one handcrafted in New England.
Now it’s time to hit the books; buckle down with Mario’s latest, which celebrate the bounty of fresh produce and high-quality products found across America. From generations-strong recipes to regional favorites, each takes a deep dive into what makes the US so gastronomically diverse.
Master the basics of Italian cooking with super fresh tomatoes. From the sweet Campari variety that are still on the vine to the plum-sized from San Marzano, Jet.com has an array of styles for you to learn about and work with when you’re in the kitchen.
Get used to the best if you’re going to cook like Mario, starting with his line of chopping blocks. Manufactured by Madeira Housewares, each one is dutifully made from 100% plantation teak that’s farm-raised using responsible forestry practices.
Even if you can make pasta sauce in your sleep (like we imagine Mario can), sometimes you just want to skip the preparation and go straight to source. Mario’s small-batch sauces are made from imported Italian tomatoes in collaboration with Gia Russa, and are free of preservatives, purees and additional sugars.