Molto Good Stuff to Eat

Dude knows his grub.
Dude knows his grub. Photo: Courtesy Modern Luxury.

Everyone’s a “curator” these days, but it turns out Mario Batali is pretty good at it — when it comes to edibles, anyway. The chef and restaurateur put together a spread of must-eats around town for Manhattan Magazine that’s tear-out and check-off worthy. Read about Casellula’s speck-wrapped, mozzarella-stuffed peppers, North End Grill’s cod throats menièure, Zucker Bakery’s challah, and more, and we think you’ll agree. Also: Is there anyone who isn’t gaga for Parm’s ice-cream cake? [Manhattan (story begins p. 88)]