'The Chew' Chef Mario Batali's Biography

PHOTO: Chef Mario Batali is an award-winning chef, media personality, and now a co-host of ABCs The Chew.PlayThe Chew
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Critically acclaimed chef, restaurateur, award-winning author, and television personality Mario Batali is arguably one of the most recognized and respected chefs working in America today.

Batali is also the chef/owner of Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca, Lupa Osteria Romana, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, Casa Mono, Bar Jamón, Del Posto, Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, Mozza2Go,Scuola di Pizza, Carnevino Italian Steakhouse.

An apprenticeship with London's legendary chef Marco Pierre White and three years of intense culinary training in the Northern Italian village of Borgo Capanne gave him the essential skills and knowledge to return to his native U.S., eager to plant his orange-clogged foot firmly on the behinds of the checkered-tablecloth Italian restaurant establishment.

Give some of his classic Italian dishes a try today.