Books by Mario Batali
NPR stories about Mario Batali
Gwyneth Paltrow cooks and tells family stories; a sumptuous illustrated biography of Diana Vreeland now in paperback; a comprehensive Latin American poetry anthology; an expose of working at the mall.
Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't have to cook — she is one of the most famous actresses in the world, she has two children with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin, and she runs the successful lifestyle site GOOP.com. But cook she does, and she shares her secrets in My Father's Daughter.
This year has yielded a bumper crop of cookbooks for the farmers market regular. Food writer T. Susan Chang has sorted through this bounty to come up with an armload of recommendations — as well as a score of great summer recipes — for the locavore in your life.
Italian and sushi are two words that normally don't go together. Chef David Pasternack is trying to change that, with a dish called crudo. The chef at Esca in New York City has a new cookbook, The Young Man and The Sea.
What is it about new summer cookbooks? Maybe it's the way they come out in such feverish, lush abundance, at a time when the world and all its folly are slowly grinding to a halt. Peruse the season's best.
Cookbook author and TV personality Giada De Laurentiis has been having a hard time buying a new table for her renovated kitchen — and her deadline is Easter. She reflects on the decision and how, for her, the kitchen table signifies family.
TV chef Mario Batali is known for the creative Italian fare he serves at his popular New York restaurants, including Babbo. But his latest cookbook, Molto Italiano, gets back to the basics.