Dude is nice and husky, kinda confident/cocky in that cheffy kind of way, still love those glasses, food looks pretty good, too.
Best part is right toward the beginning with the closeup of his hands. I immediately thought “Goodness he has some fat hands” and then he immediately remarks about his “fat Mario Batali hands.” Awesome.
Turns out the video above is a bit old now, with Mario cooking it up with Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore, and Chase Crawford, but the obvious chemistry between Mario and Jimmy makes for a pretty amusing video. Good stuff.
Even better is this:
Jimmy Fallon riding bitch on Mario’s famous Vespa, can’t you just sense Jimmy is dying to wrap his arms around Mario’s ample waist? Ok, maybe I’m projecting a little bit. [Sling Blog]
Are you going to be using the gym membership Gwyneth Paltrow gave you?
Somebody made that up. If she gave me one, she certainly wouldn’t leak it to the press. It’s a slow news week. They find guys like me.
If someone did give you a gym membership, would you use it?
I go to the gym. I already go to the gym. I have yoga at my house. I do Printing House for squash, and I do X-Fit for boxing. Seven days a week.
What’s your best yoga position?
I don’t know. Downward dog?
Can you do a headstand?
I can do a headstand. I can also do the one where you get up on your hands alone. I’ve been practicing!
How are men and women different in the kitchen?
It’s in women’s nature to be better because they don’t cook to compete, they cook to feed people. Back in Italy, the best chefs are never dudes — it’s always the grandma. There are two ways to make someone happy — both are by putting something in them … right now we’re talking about food! [Grub Street]
Mario has been talking about losing weight for quite sometime, looks like he’s finally doing it and he’s looking great, actually. Good quote, too.
“Crocs are my signature, and I take a beating on your blogs about it! All fashion blogs think these shoes are the ultimate problem. I wear them because they’re the most comfortable thing and I don’t give a fuck about fashion. I like fashion on other people.” [Fashion Week Daily]
There are a lot of food buffs who read Chubarama but I try to keep the words to a minimum and the good lookin’ mens to a maximum when it comes to chefs and the like. However, this little bit of fan fiction inspired by Mario’s recent fueding with a certain celebrity chef from across the pond had us giggling. Head on over to Best Week Ever to see what happens next.
Yup, Spain…on the road Again, the show now airing on PBS featuring Mario Batali and friends riding across Spain and eating lots of grub is nearing its end, but we have a teaser for episode 10 above, and a few more pics of Mario from the show below. Enjoy.