Mario Batali

Updating Retail, Dining, Plus a Nightclub at Park MGM?

The confirmation earlier this month that Roy Choi was headed to the combination Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas resort is not the final revelation at the massive, $500 million makeover of the Monte Carlo resort, scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.<p>While the casino floor continues to be …

Las Vegas

Second helping: Daughters of restaurateur Alberto Lombardi get a seat at the table

In the 1970s and '80s, when noted restaurateur Alberto Lombardi was growing a restaurant empire that would stretch nearly from coast to coast, he …

Texas

January 19, 2018: Restaurant Groups Grapple With Change After Sexual Misconduct Scandals, Grammys to Commemorate Victims Killed at Live Music Events, Facebook Launches Streaming Feature for Groups

<b>1. RESTAURANT GROUPS GRAPPLE WITH CHANGE AFTER SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SCANDALS:</b> With multiple high-profile U.S. chefs and restaurateurs recently accused …

Event Planning

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Will Feature All-Female Advisory Council

The festival is known for championing diversity in its programs.<p>In the past several months, sexual assault allegations against chefs and …

Celebrity Chefs

Anthony Bourdain Confesses #MeToo Made Me ‘Reexamine My Life’

“I’m not in a forgiving state of mind,” Bourdain said. “I mean, that shit ain’t OK.”<p>Anthony Bourdain became an unlikely spokesperson for the #MeToo …

Culture

Sushi Made from $323,000 Bluefin Tuna Splashes Into NYC

Acclaimed NYC sushi restaurant to serve sushi made from $323,000 tuna<p>Earlier in the month, an 890-pound bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Fish Market for $323,000, clocking in at nearly $800 per pound. The pricey fish was bought by the Onodera Group, which owns and operates several …

New York City

This Blogger Baked Mario Batali’s ‘Apology’ Cinnamon Rolls and Broke the Internet

Here’s what happens when you make fun of a celebrity’s tone-deaf sexual misconduct apology:<p>Your twitter account gets hacked.<p>Martha Stewart gives you a shout out.<p>Your blog crashes.<p>At least that’s how things went down for blogger and author Geraldine DeRuiter. She writes an awesome blog called <i>The</i> …

Celebrity Chefs

After the Apologies, Restaurants Struggle to Change

The first act of the drama was loud and public: Reporters exposed pervasive sexual harassment at a handful of high-profile restaurant groups around the country. Accused chefs and restaurateurs issued apologies and vowed to step away from daily operations.<p>The second act is playing out much more …

Berlin

Bobby Flay's Surprising News, Saveur's Layoffs & More

We get it, you're busy. We're swamped, too—busy combing the Internet to keep you in the loop amid this fast-moving world, that is. Head into the …

Bobby Flay

Mario Batali's business partner, Joe Bastianich, apologizes for 'MasterChef Italia' comments: They were 'in poor taste'

One of Mario Batali’s business partners is in hot water over remarks he made on an episode of “MasterChef Italia.”<p>Joe Bastianich, who previously starred as a judge on “MasterChef,” and who operates the Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group together with Mario Batali, is now apologizing for …

Celebrity Chefs

Mario Batali Isn’t Divesting From His Restaurants For Now

Looks like <b>Mario Batali</b> will still financially benefit from his popular restaurants for the foreseeable future, even though he’s stepped away from day-to-day operations following sexual misconduct allegations.<p>In a new <i>Times</i> piece about how restaurant empires are dealing with such allegations, the …

New York City

Top Chicago women chefs push back against industry's culture of sexual harassment

They are, unapologetically, a tough bunch: survivors raised up in a world of literal fire and 16-hour shifts on their feet. They accept, almost without comment, bare-knuckled realities like 60 pounds of bones that have to be dragged up cellar stairs to the kitchen. Or room-size freezers that must …

Food

Sexual Harassment Training Now Offered by Local Restaurant Consultants

Recent exposes in the restaurant industry, like claims of misconduct by chef Mario Batali and sexual harassment by chef John Besh, have shown that employees often feel like they have nowhere to turn for help.<p>To that end, Austin consulting firm <b>We.Moxie</b>, which specializes in human resources for the …

John Besh

Mario Batali's Cinnamon Rolls and the Power of Rage Baking

It was less than a week after Eater published its report on Mario Batali and his sexual misconduct that the chef wrote an "apology letter" to his …

Breakfast

Butter Tarts!

Good morning. Greetings from Canada, where I traveled this week to celebrate with Times subscribers and those we would like to be Times subscribers on the occasion of our publication, in print today, of our Food section devoted to some of the pleasures of Canadian food and drink.<p>So before we get to …

Recipes

The #MeToo movement is not a witch hunt, and it's definitely not over

For the countless victims of sexual abuse, the #MeToo movement has been, for so many women, the first chance they’ve been given to speak about their …

Feminism

Writer who went viral for making Mario Batali’s ‘apology’ cinnamon rolls says she was hacked

It started with a cinnamon roll recipe.<p>Well, not just any old cinnamon roll recipe. Specifically, a recipe attached as a fun “p.s.” at the end of a …

Celebrity Chefs

Sexual Harassment Is Pervasive in the Restaurant Industry. Here’s What Needs to Change

Scores of recent stories have exposed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in industries such as Hollywood, tech, politics, and academia. Less attention has been given to lower-paying jobs, such as those in the service and hospitality industry, where the problem runs rampant.<p>More sexual …

Gender

Workplace Discrimination in America - What&#039;s Next?

Although sexual harassment apparently has long been a part of American life, the pervasiveness and long-term impact on women in particular became …

Law

Why It Is Dangerous To Be A "Chill Girl" In A World Dominated By Rape Culture

It’s been three months since I started a firestorm of sexual harassment allegations against High Spirits. Here’s what I’ve learned about how toxic spaces keep young women quiet – and coming back.<p>It’s Friday night and you’re going to see your favourite band perform. You smile at the bouncers at the …

Feminism

The Miami Restaurant We All Want to Be at Right This Very Second

<i>This post originally appeared on January 13, 2018, in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week.</i> <i>Read the archives</i> <i>and</i> <i>subscribe now</i><i>.</i><p>So, by the end of day Tuesday, I have to complete a somewhat intimidating 7-page corporate …

Restaurants

Anthony Bourdain Is Looking Forward to Watching the 'Total Shame and Discomfort' at the Oscars

"I really enjoyed watching the Golden Globes just because of the terror," says the Parts Unknown host of the current cultural reckoning<p>Over the past …

Award Shows

Writer Who Tore Apart Mario Batali's Cinnamon Roll Recipe Was Hacked on Twitter

She was locked out of her account for over a day<p>A post by Geraldine DeRuiter, a writer who blogs at Everywhereist, went viral last week after …

Breakfast

Restaurateur Joe Bastianich Made Racist, Sexist Comments on Italian TV

In the wake of investigations into Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct, reporters have taken a closer look into the problematic leadership and culture …

Restaurants

Fast Pasta

From toasted spaghetti with clams to linguine with snow peas, cucumber, and peanut sauce, here are some terrific fast pasta recipes.

Dinner

The Writer Who Blogged About Baking Mario Batali's Cinnamon Roll Recipe Got Hacked

“A woman with something to say and an online platform on which to say it is going to deal with vitriol and harassment," she says about the backlash.<p>Early Saturday morning, Geraldine DeRuiter discovered that her Twitter account had been hacked. The panic didn't set in until tweets under her name …

Celebrity Chefs

What to expect from restaurants in 2018

This year is different.<p>Every January, we ask restaurant-industry insiders to look into their crystal balls and predict what trends we’ll be seeing in …

Restaurants

Good Morning, News: Truck Plunge on I-84, More Trouble for Loretta Smith, and the Truth About Prince Valiant Haircuts

by Dirk VanderHart Corbett Fire<b><br>Trouble on I-84</b>, where a semi truck plunged into the frigid Columbia River last night near Corbett—apparently after a …

Portland, OR

Workshop planned for East Coast women in film, TV industry to combat workplace harassment

An organization representing women in the screen industry in Atlantic Canada is offering a workshop spurred on by the recent Hollywood movement …

Feminism

Italian Main Dishes

Get inspired by the flavors of Italy with these delicious main dishes, from light and creamy spinach and ricotta gnudi to osso buco with citrus …

Food