As the expression goes, Mario Batali put his foot in his mouth as his comment about bankers/Hitler/Stalin traveled the world. Of course, he took it back. Bravo. To me, the incident is over.
However, when it comes to food, for us Mario is the King and his opinion is very important. For example, in his new book, “Molto Batali“, the title is important; after Molto Mario, Mario here, Mario there, this new book is signed with Mario’s last name. It makes it more official, like his Opera Omnia. Everything he knows, the benefit of all those years of hard work, goes into this book, including his selection of Italian Food Sources. In the list, Mario writes: “MY FAVORITE (capital letters are mine) online source for all great things Italian.” “Molto Batali, simple family meals from my home to yours” is divided into the twelve months of the calendar year and offers recipes for meals meant for sharing and celebrating with family and friends. Bravo Mario! And Grazie Mille!