10 Most Popular Chefs in the World

Mario Batali

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Born September 19, 1960, Mario Batali is an American chef and restaurateur best known for his expertise on both the culture and history of Italian cuisine. Because of his classical culinary training, he has become such an expert that he knows everything about pasta, meatballs, tomato sauce as well as the local and regional variations of Italian dishes. He is currently a Culinary Hall of Famer and owns Italian restaurants throughout Asia and the United States, including Westport, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas, Singapore and Hong Kong. Also known as the “Molto Mario” of the culinary world, he is also a media personality who has had his own cooking shows on television.