Mario Batali

Mario Batali counts 27 restaurants, ten cookbooks, numerous television shows and two Eataly marketplaces among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness.

In April of this year, Mario opened Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, his first Boston project. The 8,700 square foot restaurant, featuring wood-fired pizza, pasta, gelato and more, is located on Beantown's famed Fan Pier waterfront district.

Mario is the author of ten cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning, Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes (ecco 2005). Mario's newest cookbook, America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers (Grand Central Life & Style), was released in October 2014. This book is an homage to farmers, the true rock stars of the food world.

Mario appears daily on ABC's "The Chew," a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food.

To learn more about Mario Batali, visit mariobatali.com. To learn more about the Mario Batali Foundation or to donate to the matching program, visit http://www.mariobatalifoundation.org/

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