Mario Batali
Philosophy on Eating Healthy
To eat healthy you should think like an Italian. The important difference between Italians and Americans is their perception of food. Italians still look to their local farmers for product. They think with the seasons so they eat with the seasons. They also make most of their food at home and stay away from processed foods. That’s a fundamentally more healthful way to eat.

Chef Batali's Recipes

  • Egg White Frittata with Herbs
  • Jambalaya Turkey Burger
  • Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Cauliflower-Walnut Pesto
  • About Chef Batali
    Mario Batali counts 26 restaurants, nine cookbooks, numerous television shows and two Eataly marketplaces among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness.

    This winter, Mario opened Eataly Chicago – the second U.S. outpost of the hugely successful artisanal food and wine marketplace. The 63,000 square-foot artisanal market is located in the heart of Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue district.

    This December, Mario, along with business partner Joe Bastianich opened their fourth restaurant in Las Vegas. B&B Burger & Beer in The Venetian Hotel & Casino is a casual 120-seat space, featuring a menu of local ingredients and a beer-driven beverage menu that spotlights beers from Las Vegas and other local craft breweries.

    Mario is the author of nine cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning, Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes (ecco 2005); New York Times Bestseller Mario Batali Italian Grill (ecco 2007); and Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals form My Home to Yours (ecco 2011).

    For their dad’s fiftieth birthday, Mario’s sons Benno and Leo, compiled a cookbook of the recipes they cook as a family during their summers in Northern Michigan. In May 2013, the boys took their tome to the masses with The Batali Brothers Cookbook (ecco 2013).

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