Mario Batali


Critically-acclaimed Chef, Award-winning Author, Restaurateur & TV Personality

Mario Batali counts 26 restaurants, ten cookbooks, numerous television shows and two Eataly marketplaces among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. Last winter, Batali opened Eataly Chicago, the second U.S. outpost of the hugely successful artisanal food and wine marketplace. The 63,00 -square-foot artisanal market is located in the heart of Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue district. Mario is the author of nine cookbooks including the James Beard Award-winning “Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes”, “New York Times” Bestseller "Italian Grill" and “Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals form My Home to Yours”. Mario’s newest cookbook “America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers” will be released in October, 2014. This book is an homage to farmers, the true rock stars of the food world. Mario appears daily on ABC’s “The Chew”, a daytime talk show that celebrates and explores life through food.



Wednesday, October 15

Food: The Path to Your Plate

What’s for dinner? The ingredients and dishes that ultimately make it to your table have taken a long journey through culture, history and an... read more
Presented by Edelman
Speakers: Mario Batali, Mitchell Davis, Gary Hirshberg, Stephanie Izard, Errol Schweizer, Urvashi Rangan, Marty Travis, Louisa Chu
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Sunday, October 20

Creative Process: A Method to the Madness

There is a unique process behind every beautiful performance, nostalgic ballad, complex production and breathtaking work of art. From innate... read more
Presented by Leo Burnett
Speakers: Jenn Rogien, Tracy Letts, Hebru Brantley, Mario Batali, Danny Forster, Dan Ariely
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

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