July 18th, 2011
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"I will never say, 'That's it! We're perfect!'" ever-exuberant chef and restaurateur Mario Batali tells CNN Money. "The first day you think you're done as a chef, you might as well write 'a*****e' across your forehead."

Previously: Scorpacciata – Mario Batali explains it all and Batali in Italian food fight? Not quite.

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  1. dot.

    This guy is just about the showbiz, he s not a real chef. Go to Otto in NYC, and you ll see. The dishes are as simple as at any deli and pizzeria, nothing exceptional, yet he categorically refuses to make any changes or substitutions on pizzas! You want an egg on your pizza? Go f yourself. You want goat cheese on that pizza? Go f yourself. If only he made great food then ok, but this guy doesnt walk the walk.

    July 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  2. Ms. Grammar

    Right after Alton Brown (who's not a chef), Mario Batali is/was my favorite chef on Food Network. Absolutely love him.

    July 19, 2011 at 11:50 am |
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