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Mario Batali

Co-Host of ABC's "The Chew"
Co-Host Biography

Mario Batali, one of the most recognized and respected chefs in America today, is the Emmy Award-winning co-host of ABC's lifestyle series "The Chew," seated alongside fellow restaurateur and "Iron Chef America" star Michael Symon, "Top Chef" alum Carla Hall and entertaining expert Clinton Kelly.

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Batali counts 25 restaurants, twelve cookbooks, numerous television shows and five Eataly marketplaces among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness.

Batali is also the author of 11 cookbooks, most recently "Mario Batali: BIG Amerian Cookbook." Among his others are the James Beard Award-winning "Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes," New York Times bestseller "Mario Batali Italian Grill" and "Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals From My Home to Yours." 

As a TV personality, Batali has hosted a variety of television shows for Food Network, including "Ciao America" and "Molto Mario." In the fall of 2008, his PBS series, "Spain…On the Road Again," aired with co-stars Mark Bittman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols. Batali is also a frequent guest on "Good Morning America" and "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

In 2008, Batali started the Mario Batali Foundation to ensure that all children are well read, well fed and well cared for.  

Batali splits his time between New York City's Greenwich Village and Northern Michigan with his wife and their two sons. 

You can visit Mario's official website here.

You can check out Mario's official Facebook page here

You can follow Mario on Twitter @mariobatali

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