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FOOD
December 15, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills. I've bought or borrowed quite a few culinary apps - some terrific, some boring, some duds. The best are full-on apps, with hours of video included. Others are more like enhanced books, but even those include tricks such as dumping all the ingredients for a recipe into a shopping basket with the click of a button.
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BUSINESS
September 27, 2009
Re: "How I Made It: Mario Batali," Sept. 20: It's appalling for celebrity chef Batali to say, "Our check averages are under $100 . . . and you can always get a bowl of pasta for $15 to $18." He is obviously clueless about what the rest of the nation is experiencing during this recession. Vicky Hoffman Los Angeles
TRAVEL
December 6, 2009 | From The Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK CITY Pizza, sì! Where to take our 85-year-old aunt and 18-year-old niece? Mario Batali's very cool, very affordable pizzeria with something for everyone. Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, 1 Fifth Ave., New York; (212) 995-9559, www.ottopizzeria.com Dinner about $30. -- Karen Gray, Los Angeles
HEALTH
March 10, 2012 | Jeannine Stein
As co-host of "The Chew" (a food and talk show on ABC), Daphne Oz gets to sample items like the Big Mike Burger (two patties, three buns and cheese), chicken and dumplings a la Gwyneth Paltrow and pizza by fellow host Mario Batali. But the daughter of celeb TV doctor Mehmet Oz also penned "The Dorm Room Diet: The 10-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works" and helped found HealthCorps, a nonprofit that promotes teen health. Oz talked about fitness and her meat-loving co-hosts in a recent interview.
HOME & GARDEN
April 18, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Wash your hands with kitchen grease? Yes, and not any grease, but the grease from Mozza, the pizzeria and osteria co-owned by celebrated chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali. The L.A. dining landmark has teamed up with Marshall Dostal, the founder of Further soap, to extract glycerin from waste grease, purify it and use it in a liquid cleanser scented with bergamot, olive and grasses. The soap, to be supplied to Mozza's restrooms, also is available for purchase. An 8-ounce pump bottle is $18.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2012
Today (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni Farley; chefs Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Chef Michael Symon. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Michelle Williams; Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "Jwoww" Farley; co-host Peter Facinelli. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Lisa Kudrow; Steve Van Zandt. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk John Stamos; Stacey Tisdale; Kelly Osbourne. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Plastic surgery without pain; weight loss without going to the gym. (N)
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Holiday revelers can celebrate the season as “Winter in Venice” returns to the Las Vegas Strip, complete with strolling entertainers, outdoor skating and food festivals. The Venetian hosts the annual event, which continues through Jan. 5. Music troupe Celtic Woman will perform “Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $75.50-$99.50 and are available online or by calling (702) 414-9000. A variety of special dinners will take place, many hosted by celebrity chefs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2011
Today Christopher Plummer; Thomas Haden Church; Colin Ford; Maggie Elizabeth Jones. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Alicia Keys; chef Mario Batali. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Kevin Jonas; Michelle Pfeiffer; Anthony Hamilton performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jon Huntsman Jr.; Marlo Thomas; Dylan Lauren. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett; David Letterman; Andy Cohen; Michael Emerson. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Health concerns that go unchecked; suicide; when it is time to visit the emergency room.
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