Category Archives: Mario Batali

dinner with david spade

Ok, so maybe I didn’t really have dinner with funnyman David Spade, but I got you to read this post! I did, however, have dinner in LA this week at the same restaurant as Spade. In fact, he sat next to us with some unidentifiable woman. In my mind, that’s close enough. Yes, work brought […]

chef’s blogs – article in la times

In this morning’s Los Angeles Times, there’s an article talking about the surge of chefs suddenly taking to the blogosphere. Big time chefs, too, like Mario Batali, Traci des Jardins and our own Michael Symon, who scores some more national ink for Cleveland with this blurb: “Then there is Michael Symon of Lola and Lolita […]

mario loves cleveland’s little italy

By way of Cool Cleveland, I read that Mario Batali gave props to our Little Italy in USA Today: By Kathy Baruffi for USA TODAYThere’ll be amore and more in Italian neighborhoods across the USA this Columbus Day weekend. MarioBatali, award-winning chef, TV personality and restaurateur (Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca in New York), shares his […]

my obsession with mario batali

Most people are shopping addicts, or hooked on celeb gossip (although I do read perezhilton weekly) or hundreds of other semi normal obsessions. Not me. My obsession is with that rather plump chef with signature orange crocks, long pony tail and shorts. It happened 5 or 6 years ago when I became a regular viewer […]