Monday, September 27, 2010

A New J Spot?

By now Jake's love of food and cooking is well know. As is his love for Italian food. And his long friendship with Mario Batali.

So what would you do if your friend Mario and his partners opened up an Italian food (and way more) superstore on 5th Ave in NYC this month?

Mario with partners Oscar Farinetti and Joe and Lidia Bastianich opened a third location of Eataly (the others are in Italy and Japan) with a lot of hype. And looks like it lives up to it.

And it sounds like it's Jake's kind of place In addition to a wine store with over a 150 Italian wines, a kitchenware department and a cookbook section, the space boasts seven restaurants, including a pizzeria and a vegetarian spot.

but it's not about just going to eat there, it is a market that would bring out the chef in anyone. There's a fishmonger, a meat department, a deli filled handcrafted specialties, there is an entire pasta department, and an in house bakery with wood fired ovens baking all day long. At the cheese section, they make fresh mozzarella in house and carry the best of Italy's finest cheeses. And at the vegetable/produce section they have a vegetable butcher, who will clean and chop all you veggies if you don't want to do it yourself.

Eataly's goal is to bring the best of Italy that is available, like the famous Gragnano durum wheat pasta, the Langhe’s egg pasta, Piedmont and Veneto wines, West Riviera oil, Piedmont meat, and cold cuts and cheeses of Italian Piedmont tradition. Eataly proposes the best of craft production at the most affordable prices, so that more people can it eat better and eat with a consciousness about what they are eating.

Eatly wants to teach about where food comes from, how it was made, the craft it takes, and the difference it makes. And not that but how to cook it, enjoy it and savor it.

There are classes, tastings, and recipes, and even an app for Iphones. It sounds like it might be one place we'll be seen a lot of in Jake's future stays in NY.

26 comments:

destiny said...

I've been dying to check out this new market, but I've been too busy with other things. October is always a mad month for me, partly because of the New York Film Festival.

what? said...

I also think Ted is just getting out the idea that it is not someone publicly known to have a child.

Ted has made it clear many times the supposed BT is a huge secret not known to the general public. That has nothing to do with the answer given today.

Common Sense said...

And, no, the statement, "Toothy would never allow it" has to do with the phrase "has never appeared in a paparazzi pic." You are the one making the leap that "the kid would never be in a position to get papped."

I'm not making any leap. Again, you need to use COMMON SENSE. If Jake "would never allow" BT to be in a paparazzi pic, he "would never allow" BT to be in a paparazzi video, either.

the real m said...

Like someone else said, Ted chooses every word carefully. I'm sure Jake has been very careful to keep Baby Tile out of sight, but things slip through. Like the Paris shot. I noticed too Ted was careful today to note the date Toothy was first mentioned. To make sure its clear that it was before Brokeback. BBM not being the cause of the gay rumors. Only newcomers to Toothy think that.

That market sounds great. Someone to chop the vegetables for you? Sounds great though I would not be willing to spend the extra money for that.

Poor Sophia is taking a beating on Just Jared. Twitter has not been her friend.

destiny said...

I didn't know you believed in BT What? and Common Sense.

Adorable said...

Looks like Sophia has a new gay bff to hang with.

http://perezhilton.com/2010-09-24-sophia_bush_dress_like_lady_gaga_charlotte_concert

Seaweed said...

Did anyone else pick up on this...

In last evenings episode of Brothers&Sisters when Saul skips a phone call from a "friend" then Nora questions him on it and asks "is this just someone you play backgammon with?"

It struck my funnybone as there have been other toothy type references on this show in previous seasons.

Methodical Muser said...

As others have already noted, Ted does make sure to choose his words very carefully (and I think even more so when discussing the controversial topic of BT).

Therefore, the straightforward statement that Toothy would never tolerate B.T. appearing in a “paparazzi pic” makes sense. The implication I see is that if an unguarded, intrusive shot of BT ever had been taken, Toothy would have made sure it never saw the light of day (e.g., purchased the pic to get it off the market). Celebs have people on the payroll to clean up these kinds of compromising, private moments/messes as a standard business practice.

Don't forget that a pap photo is one that is acquired in “a candid, unflattering and at times compromising moment.” That is the standard definition of a paparazzi photo. Ted could have easily said, that Toothy never would allow a public photo of BT to be taken, but he didn’t. Remember the question was, “Have we ever seen Baby Tile in photos and not realized the connection to Toothy?”

destiny said...

That's very funny about the backgammon reference. I've never watched Brothers and Sisters. Sort of sorry I didn't, and kind of feel like it's too late to start now.

That guy in the picture with Sophia looks kind of like Austin.

Methodical Muser said...

Ted was careful today to note the date Toothy was first mentioned. To make sure its clear that it was before Brokeback. BBM not being the cause of the gay rumors. Only newcomers to Toothy think that.

IA. When Ted brings up a past BI about Toothy, it's usually because he wants to clarify an issue for those who have missed the point. This past weekend's Internet discussions about Levine's knuckleheaded reasoning that Brokeback Mountain must be the reason for the gay rumors sticking to Jake after all these years, was no doubt the impetus for Ted refreshing everyone's memory that "adorable" Toothy Tile appeared long before Brokeback was ever released.

what a tool said...

Well, we definitely know that OTH is about to bite the dust because corporate friendly Perez Hilton never would have made this Sophia Bush "liberation" comment otherwise: “Now, how about being a free bitch and leaving that dead end job called One Tree Hill? Face it, you're better than that show ever was or will be!”

What about the meat dress? said...

That guy in the picture with Sophia looks kind of like Austin.

Yeah, kind of. But I thought the PETA people were pissed at Lady Gaga for wearing the meat dress, lol. Maybe Sophia didn't get the memo.

Special K said...

When I first heard about at Eatly I put a little tic next to it as a J kind of place. I looks amazing and a mecca for a lover of Italian food and for a civilian chef with a passion for cooking. Can also see him all over the app feature, and getting new recipes from his friend Mario to try everything out.

Special K said...

Ted is consistently careful of the wording of any of his columns, whomever the subject.

Ted consistently refers to BT in singular said...

Ted is consistently careful of the wording of any of his columns, whomever the subject.

So you agree that he is making it clear there is only one "BT."

Jersey Tom said...

The Godfathers and Brokeback gets all the blame. reeke was so well orchestrated there is no doubt Jake is straight. Wake the heck up Adam Levine.

prairiegirl said...

LOL - this picture of young Jakey G cracks me up everytime I see it.

Lookit that bright red shirt. Man, I love that thing on him. When in the heck last time was it that he ever wore Robust Red? Sunny Yellow? Fairway Green? A Sweet Tart pastel? Tangerine Orange? Purple Rain Purple? Do I hear a Tide of Crimson?

And lookit all those paper bags, each one double bagged in plastic! If Austin were to see that now, it'd probably give him a coronary.

That almost looks like a Price Rollback sign, but it's not. I can't tell what grocery chain that is. And who set those bags in there? That one is all tilted and thrown in there haphazardly. It's probably got the bananas or bread in there, too.

3rd thing that cracks me up is his sock line. LOL. He's got a distinct sock line; he actually has a tan.

That's a double blade razor job right there. Yup. Double blade probably take care of that. I'm almost afraid of what he's going to look like next photo op.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-chia!!!

My avatar is modeling the latest model of Toro. Toro - a name you can trust when you need the best for the toughest job. Sharp enough to slash through the thickest of brush. Quiet motor. Power steering, almost self-propelled. Note the rear bag, sturdy and large enough to hold all of those follicle clippings. Hey, they should be able to be directly deposited right into that compost contraption the Gyllenichols household has.

Don't think one could ask for anything better.

prairiegirl said...

All in good fun, all in good fun. Don't nobody get their back hairs all static-y on that one.

Well, this week is just shot all to heck. Got a dentist appt tomorrow during my lunch hour. Wednesday night is the ol' church directory pictorial.

I will say this - no man rocks a pair of flip flops like Mr. JakeyG. I have no idea what it is but there is something about his bare feet. LOLLLL.

Whoa boy, think I may've added an extra packet too many of extra sugar in my Wendy's sweet tea tonight. No one does sweet tea like McD's. No one. I challenge anyone to disclose someone who does.

What restaurant chain is that on that plastic bag?! I am dying to know. Something about a Farm or Farm something.

I have to say, Special, that while ol' Mario may have the best pasta, wine and whatnot, no one, and I do mean no one, does cheese like the Osceola Cheese Factory!!!!

destiny said...

My avatar is modeling the latest model of Toro. Toro - a name you can trust when you need the best for the toughest job. Sharp enough to slash through the thickest of brush. Quiet motor. Power steering, almost self-propelled. Note the rear bag, sturdy and large enough to hold all of those follicle clippings.

LMAO. I was wondering why you had that avatar.

the real m said...

Didn't we decide that that particular shopping picture was taken when Austin had the bum leg and Jake was doing more of the chores. Jake looks good in red.

prairiegirl said...

M&M, can you call it or what? Gold Star to M&M today - I pay homage to your call the other day. Check this out on People.com this morning.

This is unstinkin' believable.

Caught in the Act! - Tues, Sept 28, 2010

• A bearded Jake Gyllenhaal blended into the hipster-heavy crowd at Le Fooding, a culinary festival at PS1 in Queens, N.Y. The plaid-clad actor sipped some Veuve Clicquot champagne and also chatted with a group of women, who all looked enamored of the actor. Gyllenhaal also sampled dishes from star chefs like David Chang and Robert Newton. Also there: Amber Tamblyn, who hung out by the deejay booth.




Here we go.

prairiegirl said...

Hey, Special, very nice tie in on the post yesterday, how did you know? Culinary was the word of the day on Monday, I guess.


Enamored.


Criminetley's. Teacher, may I be excused? I need to take about a 3 month break. I'll be back after LAOD hits DVD.

Hmm. I don't think I even have an "lol" in me. lol.


Okay, and note that last line. "Also there, Amber Tamblyn, who hung out by the deejay booth."

Amber Tamblyn, born in 1983 with a film career as well some upcoming appearances in House this year.


M&M!!!!!!!!!!!

prairiegirl said...

Call it, M&M. Beat PR to the punch. Do it. You called it.

Let them know it's as clear as a brand new pair of contacts lens.




Hey, maybe Amber will be the one to inspire Jake to shave off the, uh, the brillo pad. Chafing on the young skin - that wouldn't be good.

Special K said...

Who woulndn't look enamored even with the Mr. Snuffaluffagus beard on his face. Yes the dimples now hidden under all that hair are deadly the eyes can really get you.

And that event was over the weekend. There was a tweet about him there and sitting next to some ladies.

Then again Jake could sit next to a group of grandma's all with their shopping cars (although, Jake would probably be the only one with a organic cotton liner) and People would say he was sitting with a group of ladies.

Still betting that on Sat. Jake and Snuffy will part. You know the closest, smooth shave is after a man lets his facial hair grown out a bit. Maybe Jake will go to Art of the Shave and put it in their professional hands.

who's dated who said...

Amber Tamblyn dates David Cross

Methodical Muser said...

A bearded Jake Gyllenhaal blended into the hipster-heavy crowd at Le Fooding, a culinary festival at PS1 in Queens, N.Y. The plaid-clad actor sipped some Veuve Clicquot champagne and also chatted with a group of women, who all looked enamored of the actor. Gyllenhaal also sampled dishes from star chefs like David Chang and Robert Newton. Also there: Amber Tamblyn, who hung out by the deejay booth.

What? Jake chatting up a group of women and no leaked video to YouTube! Jake’s people are slipping, aren’t they? Hmm, I wonder if the bevy of females were Russian? LOL.

Awww and they even used the word “enamored,” which Jake apparently added to his vocabulary earlier in the year when he finally found the words to speak about Heath. These publicity blurbs are just too pathetic. And Amber Tamblyn is David Cross’ girlfriend. Has been since 2008. Cross and Tambln are in NY to attend the "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" premiere during the 6th annual New York Television Festival at the School of Visual Arts Theater.