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Interesting topics, annoying interview interviewer

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Although the topics and interviewees are interesting, I find Ed Levine's voice grating, and his style smarmy and rather ingratiating. Ultimately I could not keep listening.

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Interesting topics, annoying interview interviewer

By Calisson - Jul 11 2016
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Although the topics and interviewees are interesting, I find Ed Levine's voice grating, and his style smarmy and rather ingratiating. Ultimately I could not keep listening.

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Fatherhood

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes. Over a glass of wine and some tasty nibbles Mario and Tony discuss everything from the pleasures of fatherhood to what they would eat for their last supper. They truly enjoy each other's company, and their conversation turns out to be revealing, intimate, and surprisingly moving. The first webisode finds Mario getting Tony to admit that the birth of his daughter has forever changed him.

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations begins January 5th at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel, so consider these Chewing the Fat episodes to be an appetizer for that. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Dec 18 2008

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Baby Food

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes.

So what kind of delicious eats does a dad like Tony Bourdain raise his baby daughter on? Find out in this week's webisode. We'll give you a hint: wild boar is on the menu, horse meat is not.

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Jan 08 2009

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Eggs Benedict Arnold

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Eggs Benedict and Martin Short have very little in common. Eggs Benedict is made with Canadian bacon; Martin Short is hammy and Canadian. One is served on an English muffin with hollandaise sauce, the other co-starred in ¡Three Amigos! And the comparisons end there, except for the fact that Martin Short and eggs Benedict were two looming obstacles in my relationship with Craig, my boyfriend of nine months.

I can't remember precisely when or where it first happened, but my hunch is that we were at Balthazar enjoying one of New York City's best breakfast bargains (eating in a lustrous environment at diner prices). Craig ordered eggs Benedict, and when it came out, he tasted and said, "It's good but not as good as Glo's."

Glo's, he informed me, was a small homey diner in Seattle that served the best eggs Benedict anyone could ever fathom.

Jan 09 2007

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Mario Unclogged: Restaurant Playlists

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Music in Mario Batali's restaurants is anything but an afterthought. Find out how he likes to pair pasta and rock and roll in this episode of Unclogged. —Ed

Nov 06 2007

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Mario Unclogged: Colliding with Marco Pierre White

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Want to know what happened when Mario Batali, Serious Eats' Irresistible Force, collided with the culinary world's Immovable Object, Marco Pierre White, over a hotel pan full of risotto? Find out today in episode 2 of Mario Unclogged. —Ed

About Mario: Mario Batali has created a thriving restaurant empire and has established himself as a top restaurateur. Together with his partner, Joe Bastianich, he operates seven New York City hotspots. Mario splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife, Susan Cahn, of Coach Dairy Goat Farm, and their two sons. More Mario: mariobatali.com.

Oct 23 2007

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Table for Two: Salad the Silent Killer

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Curb Your Enthusiasm's Susie Essman meets her match when she locks forks (or should I say chopsticks?) with Vogue's feared and revered food critic Jeffrey Steingarten.

In this episode, Jeff lectures Susie on why some vegetables are bad for you and how salad is the "silent killer."

Dec 26 2006

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How to Make a Rolled Omelet

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Apr 16 2007

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Fried Chicken

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About six months ago we decided that it would be fun to produce more original video segments for Serious Eats. When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. Why? Because whenever I have watched him on the Food Network or chatted with him (ever so briefly) when I was an Iron Chef judge, I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny. We were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.

On this week's Chewing the Fat webisode, our man Alton goes deep into the world of fried chicken. Southern fried chicken, to be exact. Alton and his crew show up at what is one of the world's great fried chicken joints. The crew eats all the available chicken, leaving Alton holding the bag—or should I say, his hog. Does he end up going fried chicken-less? Watch and find out.

The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.

Nov 13 2008

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AGTV: Eggs Benedict Arnold

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Related: The Amateur Gourmet visits Glo's, "that restaurant in Seattle where [he] had that delicious eggs Benedict."

Apr 17 2007

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Mario Unclogged: Clocks in Restaurants

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About Mario: Mario Batali has created a thriving restaurant empire and has established himself as a top restaurateur. Together with his partner, Joe Bastianich, he operates seven New York City hotspots. Mario splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife, Susan Cahn, of Coach Dairy Goat Farm, and their two sons. More Mario: mariobatali.com.

Oct 30 2007

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Table for Two: 'Hecklers and Horse Fat'

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In this episode of the Serious Eats series Tables for Two, host Susie Essman talks with Vogue food critic Jeffrey Steingarten about eating horse fat.
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AGTV: The Hills Are Alive ... With the Aroma of Linzertorte?

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In which Adam "Amateur Gourmet" Roberts wakes from a bizarre dream with the urge to make a linzertorte. Enlisting the help of Nancy Silverton, the result is ... something to sing about.

Oct 24 2007

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Donuts

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About six months ago we decided that it would be fun to produce more original video segments for Serious Eats. When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. Why? Because whenever I have watched him on the Food Network or chatted with him (ever so briefly) when I was an Iron Chef judge, I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny.

So one day Alton came over to Serious Eats World Headquarters and sat down for an hour and a half, one-on-one interview, which was shot, directed, and edited by none other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.. Nominally the subject was Feasting on Asphalt 2: The River Run, Alton's Food Network series and its companion book. Alton and I ended up chatting about everything from the pleasure derived from feeding people to the art of the doughnut, the subject of the webisode we're posting here. The series may have run its course on the Food Network, but the subjects we discussed are timeless.

So pull up a chair and watch as Serious Eats chews the fat (and the doughnuts) with Alton Brown. If you want to buy the DVD of Feasting on Asphalt 2 you may do so at amazon.com

Oct 30 2008

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Mario Unclogged: How to Sauce Pasta

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Editor's note: When we thought of who we wanted to star in Serious Eats' first regular video series, Mario Batali's name kept coming up over and over again. Why? He's funny, passionate, generously spirited, smart as hell, and a great cook. So we hope you'll enjoy Unclogged, Mario Batali as you've never seen him before. —Ed Levine

The Takeaway

Mario says:

  • "What you want to eat when you eat a bowl of pasta ... is pasta."

  • "The way that they refer to their sauce in Italy is condimento—condiment—and when you think about a hot dog or hamburger, the condiment is something that kind of greases it up, but it never overtakes the main event of the hot dog or the hamburger."

  • "Americans overdress their pasta 99.9 percent of the time. It should never be a bowl of soup. It should be noodles, with a little stuff."

About Mario: Mario Batali has created a thriving restaurant empire and has established himself as a top restaurateur. Together with his partner, Joe Bastianich, he operates seven New York City hotspots. Mario splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife, Susan Cahn, of Coach Dairy Goat Farm, and their two sons. More Mario: mariobatali.com.

Oct 16 2007

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Race, Class, and Food

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About six months ago we decided that it would be fun to produce more original video segments for Serious Eats. When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. Why? Because whenever I have watched him on the Food Network or chatted with him (ever so briefly) when I was an Iron Chef judge, I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny. We were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.

This week's Chewing the Fat finds Alton discussing race, class, and food. In fact, as Alton himself notes, it's impossible to take a motorcycle eating trip down the length of the Mississippi River without discussing these issues. Ms.Clara Brantely, the extraordinary African-American woman Alton is conversing with, is the cook at Jim's Cafe in Greenville, Mississippi.

The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.

Nov 06 2008

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Serious Eats Presents 'The Greenmarket: One Farmer's Story'

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Last week we began talking about farmers and farmers' markets and the crucial role they play in the food culture (as far as we're concerned, they're heroes). Yesterday we met one of our favorite farmers, Rick Bishop of Mountain Sweet Berry Farm in Roscoe, New York, who grows strawberries and vegetables and sells them at the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City.

Today, thanks to the good folks who work on behalf of Serious Eats advertiser Pure Kraft Salad Dressings, we are proud to bring you a video portrait of Bishop. It's beautifully shot and edited by our friends at Optic Nerve, and it chronicles both Bishop's story and the story of farmers' markets in general. So thank you, Kraft, thank you, Optic Nerve, and thanks in advance, serious eaters, for taking the time to watch.

Related Video: Save the Honeybees

Aug 11 2009

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Paris Hilton

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes.

Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain discuss what they like to order then they eat out at restaurants and the tastiest cuts of meat. What does this have to do with Paris Hilton? Watch the video to find out.

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Feb 19 2009

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain's Final Bites

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes.

Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain might not agree on much, but they do agree on their ideal final bites.

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Feb 12 2009

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Music

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes.

Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain discuss music in restaurants (a topic we've discussed with Batali before), and their own music abilities (or lack of). Batali's air guitar is not to be missed.

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Feb 05 2009

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Essential Ingredients

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes.

Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain discuss their four essential ingredients. What are yours?

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Jan 29 2009

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Sex

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes.

Food and Sex: Church and State? Batali and Bourdain discuss. What say you, serious eaters? [Possibly NSFW conversation after the jump].

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Jan 15 2009

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Baby Food

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes.

So what kind of delicious eats does a dad like Tony Bourdain raise his baby daughter on? Find out in this week's webisode. We'll give you a hint: wild boar is on the menu, horse meat is not.

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Jan 08 2009

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Chewing the Fat: Batali and Bourdain on Fatherhood

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Mario Batali and Tony Bourdain are a couple of champion fat chewers who know and like and respect each other a great deal, so we thought why not bring them together for the next set of Chewing the Fat episodes. Over a glass of wine and some tasty nibbles Mario and Tony discuss everything from the pleasures of fatherhood to what they would eat for their last supper. They truly enjoy each other's company, and their conversation turns out to be revealing, intimate, and surprisingly moving. The first webisode finds Mario getting Tony to admit that the birth of his daughter has forever changed him.

The new season of Tony's show No Reservations begins January 5th at 10 p.m. ET on the Travel Channel, so consider these Chewing the Fat episodes to be an appetizer for that. Mario's show, Spain...On the Road Again, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Bittman, continues on PBS.

Dec 18 2008

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Luxembourg Noodles

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When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny, so we were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.

I'd never even heard of Luxembourg noodles until Alton Brown shared this story with us, but I sure do love the idea of noodles, crackers, and butter.

The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.com.

Dec 11 2008

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Eating with Strangers

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When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny, so we were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.

This webisode finds Alton musing about what's it like when he's on the road shooting, talking, and eating with strangers. As he says, food connects all of us. Much food for thought, Alton.

The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.com.

Dec 04 2008

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Pie

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When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny, so we were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.

With the holiday season upon us, we thought it would be righteous to have Alton weighing in on one of our all time favorite Serious Eats subjects, pie. Needless to say, he shares our reverence for a great piece of pie and the piemakers behind them.

The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.com.

Nov 26 2008

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Hospitality

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When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. Why? Because whenever I have watched him on the Food Network or chatted with him (ever so briefly) when I was an Iron Chef judge, I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny. We were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.

On this week's Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown talks about what he discovered about the whole notion of hospitality when he hit the road in Feasting on Asphalt. We figured hospitality is a worthy subject come holiday time. Alton says that regrettably hospitality has come to mean showmanship. That, he says, is not what eating food that's been cooked for us is all about.

The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.

Nov 20 2008

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Fried Chicken

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About six months ago we decided that it would be fun to produce more original video segments for Serious Eats. When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. Why? Because whenever I have watched him on the Food Network or chatted with him (ever so briefly) when I was an Iron Chef judge, I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny. We were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.

On this week's Chewing the Fat webisode, our man Alton goes deep into the world of fried chicken. Southern fried chicken, to be exact. Alton and his crew show up at what is one of the world's great fried chicken joints. The crew eats all the available chicken, leaving Alton holding the bag—or should I say, his hog. Does he end up going fried chicken-less? Watch and find out.

The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.

Nov 13 2008

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Race, Class, and Food

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About six months ago we decided that it would be fun to produce more original video segments for Serious Eats. When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. Why? Because whenever I have watched him on the Food Network or chatted with him (ever so briefly) when I was an Iron Chef judge, I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny. We were thrilled when Alton agreed to do it. Who did we get to shoot, direct, and edit the Alton videos? None other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.

This week's Chewing the Fat finds Alton discussing race, class, and food. In fact, as Alton himself notes, it's impossible to take a motorcycle eating trip down the length of the Mississippi River without discussing these issues. Ms.Clara Brantely, the extraordinary African-American woman Alton is conversing with, is the cook at Jim's Cafe in Greenville, Mississippi.

The Feasting on Asphalt DVDs are available at Foodnetwork.com and the book is available at Amazon.

Nov 06 2008

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Chewing the Fat: Alton Brown on Donuts

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About six months ago we decided that it would be fun to produce more original video segments for Serious Eats. When I made a list of interesting people I wanted to interview on camera for a series called Chewing the Fat, Alton Brown was at the top of the list. Why? Because whenever I have watched him on the Food Network or chatted with him (ever so briefly) when I was an Iron Chef judge, I have always found Alton to be interesting, provocative, smart, and funny.

So one day Alton came over to Serious Eats World Headquarters and sat down for an hour and a half, one-on-one interview, which was shot, directed, and edited by none other than Hamburger America director and author George Motz.. Nominally the subject was Feasting on Asphalt 2: The River Run, Alton's Food Network series and its companion book. Alton and I ended up chatting about everything from the pleasure derived from feeding people to the art of the doughnut, the subject of the webisode we're posting here. The series may have run its course on the Food Network, but the subjects we discussed are timeless.

So pull up a chair and watch as Serious Eats chews the fat (and the doughnuts) with Alton Brown. If you want to buy the DVD of Feasting on Asphalt 2 you may do so at amazon.com

Oct 30 2008

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Mario Unclogged: Restaurant Playlists

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Music in Mario Batali's restaurants is anything but an afterthought. Find out how he likes to pair pasta and rock and roll in this episode of Unclogged. —Ed

Nov 06 2007

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Mario Unclogged: Clocks in Restaurants

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About Mario: Mario Batali has created a thriving restaurant empire and has established himself as a top restaurateur. Together with his partner, Joe Bastianich, he operates seven New York City hotspots. Mario splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife, Susan Cahn, of Coach Dairy Goat Farm, and their two sons. More Mario: mariobatali.com.

Oct 30 2007

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AGTV: The Hills Are Alive ... With the Aroma of Linzertorte?

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In which Adam "Amateur Gourmet" Roberts wakes from a bizarre dream with the urge to make a linzertorte. Enlisting the help of Nancy Silverton, the result is ... something to sing about.

Oct 24 2007

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Mario Unclogged: Colliding with Marco Pierre White

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Want to know what happened when Mario Batali, Serious Eats' Irresistible Force, collided with the culinary world's Immovable Object, Marco Pierre White, over a hotel pan full of risotto? Find out today in episode 2 of Mario Unclogged. —Ed

About Mario: Mario Batali has created a thriving restaurant empire and has established himself as a top restaurateur. Together with his partner, Joe Bastianich, he operates seven New York City hotspots. Mario splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife, Susan Cahn, of Coach Dairy Goat Farm, and their two sons. More Mario: mariobatali.com.

Oct 23 2007

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Mario Unclogged: How to Sauce Pasta

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Editor's note: When we thought of who we wanted to star in Serious Eats' first regular video series, Mario Batali's name kept coming up over and over again. Why? He's funny, passionate, generously spirited, smart as hell, and a great cook. So we hope you'll enjoy Unclogged, Mario Batali as you've never seen him before. —Ed Levine

The Takeaway

Mario says:

  • "What you want to eat when you eat a bowl of pasta ... is pasta."

  • "The way that they refer to their sauce in Italy is condimento—condiment—and when you think about a hot dog or hamburger, the condiment is something that kind of greases it up, but it never overtakes the main event of the hot dog or the hamburger."

  • "Americans overdress their pasta 99.9 percent of the time. It should never be a bowl of soup. It should be noodles, with a little stuff."

About Mario: Mario Batali has created a thriving restaurant empire and has established himself as a top restaurateur. Together with his partner, Joe Bastianich, he operates seven New York City hotspots. Mario splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and northern Michigan with his wife, Susan Cahn, of Coach Dairy Goat Farm, and their two sons. More Mario: mariobatali.com.

Oct 16 2007

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