December 15, 2012 |
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.
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
December 6, 2009 |
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
March 10, 2012 |
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.
May 17, 2011
The Early Show Gwyneth Paltrow. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today "American Idol"; "Biggest Loser"; Christina Aguilera; Mario Batali; Suze Orman; Christina Perri. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Donny Osmond; Matthew Morrison performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Chris O'Donnell; Tom Welling; Ellie Goulding performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jim Belushi; Andrew Morton. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Jillian Michaels; sun safety. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Paul Reiser; Megyn Price.
HOME & GARDEN
April 18, 2009 |
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.
August 2, 2013 |
Coravin , a company founded by medical device inventor Greg Lambrecht, has introduced a game-changing gadget for preserving wine that allows you to pour a glass of wine without ever removing the cork - and without oxygen ever touching the wine. A thin, hollow needle is inserted through the cork to extract the wine. As it's poured out, it's replaced with inert argon gas from a small, neat canister so that oxygen never touches the wine. Remove the needle and the cork reseals itself.
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.