Mario Batali brought me back to New York recently to appear on his new show, The Chew. No one hosts like Batali; he rolls out the carpet and hands you over to the audience. He is generosity personified.
It wasn't an Italian dish, as Mario noted. "No," I said, "because if I made an Italian dish, you and I would be arguing through the next 5 minutes."
Audience members took home a copy of the book.
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