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If you could donate 40 cents per day to save a life, would you? That’s how much daily medication for someone battling HIV costs. And as Mario Batali, Marcus Samuelsson, Buddy Valestro, Martha Stewart and a host of other culinary personalities have demonstrated in the new PSA for the Eat RED Drink RED campaign to fight AIDS, 40 cents is only as much as a puff of flour, or a small piece of dough. The campaign is meant to raise money and awareness for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, and if Chef Mario Batali and Pat LaFrieda, who are heading the campaign, had it their way, every restaurant would participate.

Check out the PSA video below:

“The idea that you can actually fix something, that together we can actually fix something 100 percent is an empowering feeling,” Chef Mario Batali. “Choosing to participate in RED actually saves lives. “The real world impact is for 40 cents a day you can save someone’s life for the rest of their life. The idea that children are getting this disease and not being able to reach their true potential is tragic, and just the idea that you can allow them grow up without that disease is amazing.”

Right now the list of eateries ranges from Mario Batali’s line of restaurants, and Danny Myer’s ‘The Modern’ to Starbucks, the National Food Trucks Association and Buddy Valestro’s ‘Cake Boss Café.’ OpenTable and Zagat will be listing RED restaurants on their website.

There are numerous ways restaurants can still get involved before the RED campaign starts on June 1st, from offering RED-inspired dishes and cocktails (made with Belvedere vodka, the official vodka sponser of the campaign), to offering prizes, like Eataly’s RED contribution of offering the chance to win a behind the scenes tour of Eataly with Mario Batali.

Besides talking about the RED Campaign, Chef Mario Batali also offered his opinion on the brand-new Nutella bar at Eataly, which opened as a temporary replacement for the wine store that closed after issues with the New York State Liquor Association.

“I ain’t never gonna open a wine store again!” Batali told The Daily Meal. “How cool is it we had a line on the street for five hours that day [when the Nutella bar opened.]”

Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi


Host Mario Batali And Co-Host Anthony Bourdain Invite New Yorkers To The Table In The Fight To #86AIDS At June 2nd (RED) Supper Event

NEW YORK , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On sale today through Ticketmaster.com, the 2016 (RED) Supper event - hosted by Mario Batali with Anthony Bourdain – brings together the most dynamic names in food, music and social media for a dinner that is sure to be both savo(RED) and remembe(RED).

Guests will join each other at the table for a five-course (RED) menu created by celebrated chefs, including: Anthony Bourdain , Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo (Frankies Spuntino, Frankies 457, Prime Meats, Café Pedlar), Tom Douglas (Tom Douglas Restaurants), Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec ), Angela Dimayuga (Mission Chinese Food), Kristen Kish (Winner, Top Chef Season 10), Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow) and Dominique Ansel (Dominique Ansel Bakery, Dominique Ansel Kitchen ). The evening will feature a live performance by New Orleans musician Jon Batiste and Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert . Visual artist Shantell Martin will create a striking, live and interactive art installation during cocktail hour while guests enjoy beats by DJ Brendan Fallis .

"Teamwork is the theme of the night" explains (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan . "It's the key ingredient to winning the AIDS fight, and it's also what makes for an unforgettable meal and evening. We're honored to have such a talented team of chefs helping us kick-off our 2016 EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign this June," explains ( RED) CEO , Deborah Dugan .

Adds Host Mario Batali, "The (RED) Supper is anything but your average charity dinner. It's the only culinary event where guests get to eat an unbelievable family-style meal paired with Josh Cellars Wine, interact directly with the chefs, drink (BELVEDERE) RED cocktails and (BILLECART-SALMON) RED champagne, rock out to fantastic live music, receive tips at the table from the biggest food Instagrammers and participate in a live art installation!"

Tickets are priced at $100 , with 100% of proceeds going to The Global Fund to fight AIDS, the beneficiary of all (RED) monies. $100 is enough to provide 9 months of lifesaving HIV/AIDS medication to a pregnant woman living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa – medication, which helps ensure that her baby is born HIV-free.

The 2016 (RED) Supper will take place in a dramatic raw space with panoramic views atop New York City's 225 Liberty Street. With sweeping views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and Downtown Manhattan , The 2016 (RED) Supper marks the start of (RED)'s annual, month-long culinary campaign EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES which unites chefs, restaurants, food trucks and bars worldwide in the fight to end AIDS. Beef served at The (RED) Supper is generously being provided by Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors.

About EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES & DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES
EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES and DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is the month-long, global culinary campaign benefiting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, currently in its third year. Throughout the month of June, EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES and DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES unites some of the most celebrated chefs, restaurants, food trucks and bars together in the fight to end AIDS. The campaign offers food enthusiast around the world with unique opportunities, including intimate chef dinners, bespoke menus, pop-up food truck activations and exciting partnerships, to support (RED)'s fight for an AIDS free generation.

About (RED)™
(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world's most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, The Coca-Cola Company, Gap, NetJets, Salesforce, SAP, Starbucks, Supercell, Telcel, and Tradeshift. (RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Billecart-Salmon, Fatboy USA , Fresh, FreshDirect, Girl Skateboards, Gretsch, HEAD, Jonathan Adler , Le Creuset, Live Nation Entertainment, Moleskine, Mophie, Square, Uber, and Wolfnoir.

To date, (RED) has generated more than $350 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana , Kenya , Lesotho , Rwanda , South Africa , Swaziland , Tanzania and Zambia . 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 70 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.


Bono And Mario Batali Call Upon Culinary Fans Across The World To Make AIDS History This June With EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) & SAVE LIVES

NEW YORK , May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This June, thousands of restaurants, food trucks and bars worldwide are uniting with one shared goal: the fight for a world in which every child is born HIV free.

Encouraging people to join the AIDS fight by eating and drinking (RED) this June, (RED) co-founder and U2 front man, Bono, recorded a special "limerick" for his friend who's leading the campaign for (RED), chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali.

Spearheaded by Mario Batali , the second annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign offers food fans around the world a month-long program of special events and experiences, unique (RED) menu items and social media activations, all designed to raise money and awareness for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

It costs as little as 40 cents for two life-saving pills that, when taken daily, can prevent an HIV+ mom from passing the virus to her unborn baby. Still, 650 babies are needlessly born with the virus every day. EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES rallies the culinary world to help get that number nearer to zero.

"Food is a natural convener of people, and affords families and friends endless opportunities to share stories, ideas and discuss what's happening in the world. For this reason, EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is as much about raising money for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS as it is about inspiring conversation and action around the table," explains Deborah Dugan , CEO of (RED).

On May 31 , the campaign officially launches at 'The (RED) Supper' – an extraordinary al fresco dining experience hosted by Mario Batali on New York City's Pier 26. Presented by Infiniti and in partnership with Outstanding in the Field, tickets to The (RED) Supper are available on Gilt.com/TheREDsupper. Each ticket purchased can help provide at least 100 days of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication.

In addition to entertainment by The Roots, the event will bring together ten of today's most celebrated chefs who will create very special four-course (RED) menus using locally sourced ingredients generously donated by Fresh Direct. The dinner will be paired with wines from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and Belvedere will serve cocktails mixed with fresh juice provided by Hurom.

"The (RED) supper will be a remarkable moment in culinary history," explains Batali. "We're literally bringing people to the table to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS and urging people to go out and support this campaign by eating, drinking and thinking (RED) throughout the month of June!"

Starting June 1 , foodies everywhere will be able to eat and drink (RED) at more than 13,000 locations – from Los Angeles to London , Monaco to Mumbai and Sydney to Seattle .

Supporting EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is easy. Every participating business makes a donation to the Global Fund, and during June their customers can support a number of ways, ranging from ordering special (RED) menu items to making donations via text message. In addition, participating businesses in the US can benefit from a 50% discount on three cuts of meat from Pat LaFrieda Meats during June.

Some of the 2015 highlights include:

  • Alongside the National Food Truck Association, Bank of America will host (RED) Food Truck Rallies in major US cities for every food or drink purchase using a Bank of America debit or credit card, Bank of America will make a donation of 40 cents (up to $250,000 ) to the Global Fund.
  • Chipotle is offering a (RED) Chipotle gift card online and at Chipotle locations nationwide Chipotle will donate 5% of every (RED) gift card purchase of $25 or more (up to $100,000 ) to the Global Fund. In addition, to build awareness around the AIDS fight, celebrity chefs including Mario Batali and Andrew Zimmern will create (RED)CIPES for dishes that will be available on Pinterest and other social networks using the real, whole ingredients in Chipotle kitchens.
  • Italian company, Alessi - known for transforming everyday household and kitchenware items into works of art – is launching a Special Edition (PRODUCT)RED collection for each online or in-store purchase, Alessi will donate up to 10% of the retail price to the fight for an AIDS Free Generation.
  • Participating US Starbucks locations are offering two (RED) menu items from June 2-June 23 for every Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake or Red Berry Cheese Danish purchased, Starbucks will donate 10 cents to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS. Similarly, participating Canadian Starbucks locations will donate 10 cents US for every Raspberry Cheese Danish and Lemon Raspberry Loaf purchased.
  • Online fresh food grocer FreshDirect is creating an EAT (RED) page at www.freshdirect.com/RED where customers can order the highest quality, direct-from-the-farm food, with a portion of each purchase going to fight AIDS.
  • Delivery.com is making a 40 cent donation to the Global Fund for orders placed all month.
  • Belvedere Vodka, a proud partner of (RED), is celebrating the launch of EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES with a series of Belvedere DRINK (RED) cocktail events in cities across the country from New York to San Francisco and more. Additionally, Belvedere (RED) cocktails will be featured at many restaurant and bar accounts throughout the campaign.
  • EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES chef ambassadors across the globe will serve up their best recipes at special (RED) fundraising dinners at their restaurants, including Sao Paolo's Epice Restaurante, Charlotte's Heirloom Restaurant and Sydney's O Bar and Dining.

To learn more about EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES, campaign chef ambassadors, search for participating businesses worldwide or view the global calendar of events, please visit Red.org/eat.

EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is generously supported by businesses in the food and drink sector around the world, including: Yummly, OpenTable, Le Creuset, Zagat, Smorgasburg, Eater, Food & Wine, Hill Holiday, Square, Caviar, SBE, Innovative Dining Group, Richard Sandoval Restaurants, Esquared Hospitality, Polpo Restaurants (UK), The Mina Group, Sage Restaurant Group, Himmel Hospitality, Misuna Denver, Mr. Chow, Think Food Group, Luke's Lobster, Sushi Samba, LVD Hospitality, CP Restaurants ( Aspen, CO ), The Luxury Collection, The Venetian and The Palazzo Resorts, The Bartolotta Restaurant Group, Townsman Boston, Sabroso Restaurant ( Alberta , CA), Heirloom Restaurant ( Charlotte, NC ), Bistro La Bon ( Charlotte, NC ), Passion 8 Dining & Events ( Charlotte, NC ), Le Taco Cantina ( Dallas, TX ), Estia's ( Darien, CT ), MC Kitchen ( Miami ), Sass Cafe ( Monaco ), Burger and Lobster (NYC), Sex on the Table (NYC), Porter House New York, Pala (NYC), Diablo Royale (NYC), Concentrics Restaurants ( Atlanta ) and Crossings ( South Pasadena, CA ).


Mario Batali, Bono Launch Eat (RED) Drink (RED) & Save Lives Campaign To Fight AIDS

MARIO BATALI and U2 lead singer BONO are spearheading the second annual EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign, offering food fans around the world a month-long program of special events and experiences, unique (RED) menu items and social media activations, all designed to raise money and awareness for the GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS.

&ldquoFood is a natural convener of people, and affords families and friends endless opportunities to share stories, ideas and discuss what&rsquos happening in the world. For this reason, EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES is as much about raising money for THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS as it is about inspiring conversation and action around the table,&rdquo (RED) CEO DEBORAH DUGAN.

Encouraging people to join the AIDS fight by eating and drinking (RED) this JUNE, (RED) co-founder BONO recorded a special &ldquolimerick&rdquo for his friend who's leading the campaign for (RED), chef extraordinaire BATALI (embedded below).

On MAY 31st, the campaign officially launches at &lsquoThe (RED) Supper&rsquo &ndash an al fresco dining experience hosted by BATALI on NEW YORK CITY&rsquos PIER 26. Presented by INFINITI and in partnership with OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD, tickets to The (RED) Supper are available on Gilt.com/TheREDsupper. Each ticket purchased triggers a donation that amounts to 100 days of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication.

In addition to entertainment by THE ROOTS, the event will bring together 10 of today&rsquos most celebrated chefs who will create very special four-course (RED) menus using locally sourced ingredients donated by FRESH DIRECT. The dinner will be paired with wines from the FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY, and BELVEDERE will serve cocktails mixed with fresh juice provided by HUROM.

&ldquoThe (RED) Supper will be a remarkable moment in culinary history,&rdquo explains BATALI. &ldquoWe&rsquore literally bringing people to the table to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS and urging people to go out and support this campaign by eating, drinking and thinking (RED) throughout the month of June!&rdquo

Starting JUNE 1st, foodies everywhere will be able to eat and drink (RED) at more than 13,000 locations &ndash from L.A. to LONDON, MONACO to MUMBAI and SYDNEY to SEATTLE.

Every participating business makes a donation to the GLOBAL FUND, and during JUNE their customers can support a number of ways, ranging from ordering special (RED) menu items to making donations via text message. In addition, participating businesses in the US can benefit from a 50% discount on three cuts of meat from PAT LaFRIEDA MEATS during JUNE.

EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES chef ambassadors across the globe will serve up their best recipes at special (RED) fundraising dinners at their restaurants, including SAO PAOLO&rsquos EPICE RESTAURANTE, CHARLOTTE's HEIRLOOM RESTAURANT and SYDNEY's O BAR AND DINING.


Recipe Summary

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 pounds ground pork, chilled in freezer 15 minutes
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour (about 1 pound 13 3/4 ounces), plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups cold unsalted butter (12 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups whole buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (5 ounces)
  • 2 pounds Pork Sausage
  • 2 cups cipollini onions (about 11 ounces), peeled
  • 1 small (8 ounce) yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (about 4 1/4 ounces)
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 Parmesan rinds (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Stir together sage, salt, black pepper, Aleppo pepper, brown sugar, and cloves in a small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning over pork, and toss gently to incorporate. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in bowl of a food processor. (Bowl will be very full.) Process until combined, about 10 seconds. Add butter process until butter is the size of small peas, about 10 seconds. With food processor running, gradually add buttermilk in a steady stream, processing just until dough starts to clump together, about 5 seconds.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Lightly sprinkle flour over top of dough. Roll dough into a 3/4-inch-thick (about 12- x 9-inch) rectangle. Fold dough in half so short ends meet. Repeat rolling and folding process 4 more times. Roll dough out into a 12- x 9-inch (3/4-inch-thick) rectangle, and cut into 12 (3-inch) squares. Transfer dough squares to a parchment paper&ndashlined baking sheet, leaving about 1/2 inch between each. Bake in preheated oven until biscuits are golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes.

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add half of the pork sausage, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer sausage mixture to a medium bowl. Repeat with remaining pork sausage, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Add cipollini onions, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer cipollini onions to bowl with cooked sausage. Reduce heat to medium, and add yellow onion and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring often, until softened and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add wine, and cook, stirring occasionally, until wine is reduced to about 2 tablespoons, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add reserved sausage mixture along with any accumulated juices to yellow onions in Dutch oven. Sprinkle mixture with flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until evenly coated and flour is lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Gradually add chicken stock, milk, and heavy cream, stirring and scraping up browned bits from bottom of Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add Parmesan rinds. Cook, stirring occasionally, until gravy is thickened and cipollini onions are tender, 25 to 35 minutes. Stir in parsley, sage, rosemary, pepper, and remaining 2 teaspoons salt. Remove and discard Parmesan rinds. Serve gravy over biscuits.


'The Chew' co-host Mario Batali shares speedy summer snack ideas

Batali is leading a culinary campaign to raise money for the fight against AIDS.

Speedy summer snacks with Mario Batali

— -- "The Chew" co-host Mario Batali says summer snacks do not have to keep you in the kitchen for hours.

Batali appeared on "Good Morning America" today to show how he can take any ingredient and make a great dish in less than one minute.

The three items Batali used on "GMA" today -- watermelon, strawberries and tomatoes -- were all red for a special reason. Batali is leading the fourth annual Eat (RED) Save Lives campaign to raise money for the Global Fund, which fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and to awareness for the fight to end AIDS.

(RED) was founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS, according to its website. Throughout the month of June, the Eat (RED) Save Lives campaign will highlight the importance of people's food choices and underscore the power of life-saving HIV/AIDS medication.

June marks the month AIDS was first discovered in 1981.

"The term ’86’ is used in the American food industry to indicate that an item on the menu is gone. It’s not available anymore. It’s nixed. And that’s what we want to see happen with AIDS. It’s time to end AIDS," the organization states on its website.

Batali used watermelon today on "GMA" in a quick recipe for soup. He blended the watermelon with jalapeños and limes and topped the soup with some chopped scallions.


Summer Beauty: Things We Love

As the summer draws to a close- at least for most of us (sorry college kids if you got the short end of the stick and had to go back before Labor Day–we’ve all been there.. But hey long weekend?!) everyone else is officially celebrating the last days of summer.

As much as I love rooftop movies, music festivals, days spent by the pool, summer fridays, and all things summer, the one major buzzkill summer brings in breakouts and beauty disasters. So, although Summer is technically over- at least calendar wise, summer weather and all things summer don’t officially really start winding down until October 30th (daylight savings)- so until the sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes are officially in full swing- squeeze out the rest of the summer weather and check out these foolproof beauty fixes to keep your summer sweat induced breakouts, frizz and your tan at bay.


How You Can Dine for a Good Cause with Chef Mario Batali

You may already be familiar with (RED), a global initiative to help end AIDS started by musician Bono and Bobby Shriver, but there&aposs a food-centered offshoot�T (RED) SAVE LIVES—that&aposs combining delicious events with opportunities to help raise funds and awareness to combat AIDS.

Throughout the month of June, restaurants across the country will host benefit meals, as well as many other fun, delicious events and deals. But the whole campaign kicks off with a big dinner in New York City on June 2nd, hosted by Chef Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain. Since that sounds like a dream event to us, we were eager to speak with Batali for his thoughts on the dinner, the campaign, and why giving back is important to him.

Cooking Light: Tell me a little more about the June 2nd event, including any food highlights you might be able to share.Mario Batali: June 2nd is the campaign kick-off. Anthony Bourdain and I are hosting and the line-up of chefs is hot—including goddess Nancy Silverton all the way from LA. But it’s more than food: There’s Jon Batiste and Stay Human performing and a group of fun and smart Instagram influencers ready to shoot and post! Tony and I might have some surprises lined up too.

CL: Why is food a good fit for the (RED) campaign?MB: Food brings people together and to the table. Everybody loves to eat, and there’s this special unity around food that just feels good. The restaurant community in particular really rallies around philanthropy and it always amazes me how much the food community does when there’s passion and purpose behind a cause.

CL: If people can&apost make it to the big dinner in NYC, what else can they do to support the cause?MB: Just eat! The whole month of June, there will be special (RED) activations all across the world – in restaurants, local food markets, and in food trucks so you don’t have to spend big or be fancy to make a difference.

CL: Why is this project particularly important to you as a chef?MB: As a chef, our instinct is to feed and nourish when you know someone is suffering. You just want to help out in any way you can. Feeding people and helping to raise money – this is how we do it. Plus, it’s just 30 cents a day for one day’s worth of lifesaving HIV/AIDS medication. That’s the cost of one cherry tomato! Knowing there’s a way to combat this disease and being able to help – that’s just what we do.

CL: Any advice you&aposd like to share on how people can use their love of food and cooking to make a difference in their own communities?MB: Everyone has their favorite neighborhood joint they frequent all the time. Tell them about (RED) and our mission and have them sign up to be part of it and host their own EAT (RED)-themed fundraising event! You𠆝 be surprised how many will get on board!

Tickets are priced at $100, with 100% of proceeds going to The Global Fund to fight AIDS, the beneficiary of all (RED) monies. $100 is enough to provide 9 months of lifesaving HIV/AIDS medication to a pregnant woman living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa – medication, which helps ensure that her baby is born HIV-free. Click here to purchase tickets.


Calling All Chefs, Restaurants, Bars And Food Trucks!

From June 1st-10th, the world’s culinary community is coming together to support (RED) and the fight against AIDS.

Led by chef Mario Batali and master meat purveyor, Pat LaFrieda, (RED) is calling the culinary community – from Michelin-starred restaurants, independent local restaurant or chains, bars, food trucks and everything in between – to turn (RED) and help raise awareness and money to #86AIDS.

Whether food and drink establishments create a (RED)-inspired menu item, a special (RED) cocktail, or simply make a donation to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, there are many simple, easy ways to get involved and help fight AIDS. Full details can be found at www.eatdrinkred.org.

“June is a timely reminder of one of the most destructive pandemics of our time – HIV/AIDS. This June, to mark the month during which AIDS was first discovered in 1981, Mario Batali and I are joining forces with (RED), and we’re inviting food and drink establishments around the world to do the same. As an extra incentive, I’m offering US-based participating restaurants 50% off of three select cuts of meats,” says Pat LaFrieda, CEO of Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors.

Adds Mario Batali, “Anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen knows that sum of our efforts far exceeds what we can do individually. We can only win the AIDS fight by coordinating our actions, and that’s what EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES is all about. From June 1-June 10, I’m turning all of my restaurants (RED), and I urge fellow culinarians to do the same so we can raise awareness and money to help begin the end of AIDS. Just imagine the collective impact the culinary world can make if we work together to #86AIDS.”

(BELVEDERE) RED is leading the charge on (RED) inspired cocktails, created by Belvedere Global Head of Mixology, Claire Smith, exclusively for bars and restaurants supporting EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES.

Entering its third year of partnership, Belvedere Vodka is excited to continue to participate in this exceptional campaign. Since beginning its partnership in 2011, contributions from the sale of (BELVEDERE) RED have provided funding for more than 4.5 million days of life-saving HIV/AIDS medicine.

The Goal: #86AIDS
The term 󈨚’ is the food industry term used to indicate that an item on the menu is gone. It’s not available on the menu anymore. It’s nixed. And that’s what we want to see happen with AIDS. It’s time to begin the end of AIDS. And we can do this. The world is at a pivotal moment in the fight against AIDS, and the opportunity to help deliver an AIDS FREE GENERATION is one which can become a reality in our lifetime. Every day 700 babies are born with HIV. (RED)’s mission is to help get that number close to zero. It’s not a question of can we, but will we?

To date, (RED) has generated more than $250 million dollars for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 40 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

How to get involved
To get started, visit www.eatdrinkred.org where you’ll find further information and easy ways to sign-up.

Register your food or drink business, and proudly support this June’s EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign. You’ll be among the world’s top chefs who are creating (RED) dishes, (RED) prix-fixe menus, (BELVEDERE)RED inspired cocktails and more with a commitment to donate a portion of the sales to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.


Mario Batali&rsquos Tomato & Chorizo Spaghetti Is a Weeknight Dinner Dream

Mario Batali is turning the entire culinary world red for a good cause—starting with this pasta dish.

During the month of June, the global chef ambassador for the EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES campaign is teaming up with other celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain and Nancy Silverton to raise money for the Global Fund to fight AIDS. The stars will be hosting dinners and events around the country with up to 50 percent of proceeds benefitting the fund. The (RED) Supper on June 2 in New York City kicks off the third annual campaign.

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Also, throughout the month, 19 of Batali’s restaurants will be holding fundraising dinners𠅋ut just in case you can’t make it to one of his eateries, he’s sharing this hearty dish exclusively in this week’s issue of PEOPLE. Batali has even recently whipped up the satisfying spaghetti for (RED)’s cofounder Bono—so you know it’s good.

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The entrພ can be prepared in just 30 minutes and, best of all, it’s easily customizable to match your taste buds. Use a hotter or more mild pepper depending on your desired level of heat use whole wheat spaghetti for a healthy twist or swap in any fresh sausage in place of the chorizo.

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Mario Batali’s Tomato & Chorizo Spaghetti
Serves: 4

1 lb. spaghetti
1 bunch fresh basil
¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
5 oz. fresh chorizo, casings removed
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1½ tbsp. thinly sliced green chiles or jalapeños
1 pt. cherry tomatoes, quartered
1½ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
4 oz. Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated and divided

1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain, reserving ¾ cup cooking water.

2. Separate basil leaves and stems finely chop stems. Set aside leaves. Heat ¼ cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo, garlic and basil stems cook, stirring occasionally, until chorizo is browned, about 3 minutes. Add chiles, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes begin to break down, about 3 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.

3. Add cooked spaghetti and reserved cooking water to skillet, and cook 1 minute, tossing to coat pasta. Remove from heat. Roughly chop basil leaves. Add basil leaves and ½ cup grated cheese to spaghetti mixture. Toss to combine.

4. Drizzle with remaining olive oil, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Active time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


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