Yes, chefs can be generous with carbs, cream, pork fat and salt. Consider these three famously delicious dishes.

March 01, 2010

Babbo: Pappardelle Bolognese

At chef Mario Batali's Manhattan flagship, one serving of the fresh pasta, tossed in a lusty veal rag├╣ with pancetta, clocks in at 940 calories; half the calories come from the thick-cut pasta itself.

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