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Mario Batali Bought 200 Pairs of Orange Crocs

Chef Mario Batali is famous for his food, his friendship with Her Royal GOOPness Gwyneth Paltrow, and his orange crocs. In a recent interview with Details, Batali revealed that he currently…

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Celebrity Chefs’ First (Crappy) Jobs

Many star chefs attribute their efficiency and work ethic to their time spent earning their stripes as prep cooks, dishwashers, and the like. We did some investigating and unearthed which…

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Exclusive: Guy Fieri Reviews Roberta’s

This weekend, world's converged (and some shattered) when Mario Batali tweeted that he was having lunch with Guy Fieri at Roberta's, which despite its long list of celebrity visitors (the…

Left to right: Nate Appleman's double cheeseburger; Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse (photo: James Beard Foundation)

Recap: 10 Takeaways from the 2013 James Beard Awards

If you're planning to eat at one of the best restaurants in America, tonight might not be the best time to go. Industry luminaries came out in full force last night for the annual James Beard…

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Chi Spacca Means More Pretty Meat from Mario Batali

Filmmaker Alison Chernick brings us a video showcasing Mario Batali's newest Italian restaurant—Chi Spacca—which opened it's doors to the LA community this past February and is run by Joe…

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The Mario Batali Guide to Ethering Haters on Twitter

We've previously discussed Mario Batali's mastery of the Twitter machine, looking at both his impressive level of activity for a guy with more than 20 restaurants, a show on ABC, a weekly…