Chef Mario Batali – USA

New York, New York, USA

Mario Francesco Batali
Country of Residence:
United States
1. Your Restaurant/Business:
Mario Batali LLC // Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group
2. About Your Kitchen:
Where I live most of my life. Wheee!
3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item:
: The Eat (RED)* Chef’s Coat (REPC) because it helps #86AIDS!
4. First Job:
Line cook at Stuff Yer Face while I was at Rutgers University.
5. Your Favorite Cookbook:
Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper.
6. Your Awards:
2 Daytime Emmys for The Chew, multiple James Beard Awards, GQ Magazine’s Man of the Year, Webby Award.
7. Your Cooking Inspiration:
My family.
8. Your Specialty Dish:
Roasted chicken thighs with preserved lemon.
9. Favorite Dish To Eat:
Linguine with clams or anything anyone else cooks for me.
10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate:
Durian, a fruit of Southeast Asia. And it smelled liked a stinky diaper!
11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Vanilla, topped with fresh blackberries.
12. Favorite Drink:
Cold white wine.
13. Favorite Wine:
Chateau Latour 1985.
14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For:
I’ve cooked for First Lady, Michelle Obama and now I’d like to cook for her husband, President Barak Obama.
15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For:
A militant vegan, though I can cook just about any veggie!
16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking:
Golf, shop and hang with my family.
17. Your latest project:
La Sirena, my new restaurant with Joe Bastianich at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, NYC.
18. Favorite City and Why:
New York City. It’s the center of the universe. Or Bologna, Italy for obvious reasons.
19. Your Greatest Indulgence:
Nice hotel rooms.
20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip:
Less is more. *Chef Works is a proud partner of (RED) and the fight against AIDS. What is (RED)? Throughout the past decade, (RED) has raised $350 million for the fight against AIDS . 100% of the money from their products and events goes directly to work on the ground.
June 20-27, Chef Works will join (RED) by contributing to the Global Fund. Show your support by buying an F8-RED apron!
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