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Mario Batali Revamps Recipes For Hellmann's 100th Anniversary (sponsored)

May 22nd, 2013 12:15pm EDT
Mario Batali
Mario Batali is back in the BFTV kitchen! The celebrity chef and co-host of ABC's daytime series The Chew rejoined us recently to impart more culinary wisdom. He's helping Hellmann's celebrate their 100th anniversary by making over some of the brand's most classic recipes, one of which he prepared for us.

Aspiring cooks can also visit Facebook to enter the "Create A Recipe with Mario" contest, where they can try mixing up one of Mario's dishes themselves - and one lucky winner will earn a trip to New York City.

While he was stopping by, Mario (pictured above with his Chew co-host and fell...
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Mario Batali Dishes on Summer Recipes, Golfing With Adam Levine

July 2nd, 2012 3:27pm EDT
Mario Batali
Chef Mario Batali took some time out of his busy schedule recently to give us some summer entertaining tips - and to spill on his experience golfing alongside Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

Batali chatted with me from Michigan, where he's working with the state's tourism board. In the video interview below, you'll find out his favorite Michigan destination, as well as a great recipe to liven up your summer party in a few easy steps.

He also talked about his experience golfing alongside the Grammy-winning Levine when the two competed on The Golf Channel's The Haney Project earlier this y...
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ABC Cancels 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live'

April 14th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
Susan Lucci, Jill Larson | Photo Credits: Rick Rowell/ABC/Getty
The reports are true: ABC has canceled All My Children and One Life to Live. Children will be abandoned in September, while One Life will die in January 2012. Both soaps are being replaced by health-related talk shows...

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Mario Batali And Celebrity Chefs Rally Around The Italianissimi Project

December 8th, 2010 3:32am EST
Cesare Casella and others at the Italianissimi Project launch
At the start of the month in Manhattan, an event was held at the Italian restaurant mecca SD26, to launch a new cause into the public conscience. It is called the Italianissimi Project, and it aims to educate consumers across the United States about the value of authentic Italian products. As it turns out, very few of the food items labelled “Italian” in your local supermarket actually come from Italy. This new initiative is aiming to encourage a discerning public who will not settle for less than the best when they are buying their olive oil, cheese, produce and meat.

In firm support of t...
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TV Chef Jamie Oliver's Wife Gives Birth To Baby Boy

September 15th, 2010 11:27pm EDT
Jamie Oliver
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has welcomed a baby boy into his brood of girls.

The Brit was at his wife Jools' side as she gave birth to little Buddy on Wednesday, and he announced the happy news on his Twitter.com page, writing, "It's a baby boy guys !!! im shock (sic), were all very happy, mum was amazing and both are well and happy!

"Mr Buddy Oliver... full name to come from mum.... big love."

The couple is already parents to three girls; Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and Petal Blossom Rainbow.

The Olivers wed in June 2000.
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Chef Mario Batali Sued For 'Stealing Tips'

August 17th, 2010 8:09am EDT
Mario Batali
Gwyneth Paltrow's celebrity chef pal Mario Batali has been targeted in a lawsuit by two disgruntled former employees who accuse the cook of stealing tips.

The famous TV chef is being sued by a former bartender and waiter at his Los Angeles restaurant Pizzeria Mozza over allegations he and his business partner created a scheme to steal bonus cash intended for employees.

In a lawsuit filed at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, the pair states they were duped out of tips, weren't given adequate breaks and were not paid promptly when they were let go, according to TMZ.com.

The pair, wh...
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The Cooking Channel Makes Foodies Drool

June 25th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Mario Batali
Sure, Food Network was all fine and good...until the smut of reality TV descended like a cloud of smog. So Scripps Network had the idea to give foodies what they were looking for: more time in the kitchen with talented chefs using unique ingredients from around the world. Thus, The Cooking Channel.

Old School

Food Network fans will recognize some shows like Everyday Italian, Tyler's Ultimate and even Emeril Live, but the new lineup for The Cooking Channel boasts some new hosts and old school hosts. For those of us who remember Food Network when it began in 1996, there are several extremel...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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