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Chef Jason Roberts Is The Chew's Newest Correspondent

| Filed under: TV NewsMario Batali

Jason Roberts pic

Viewers of The Chew will be seeing a new face on the ABC daytime lifestyle show. Chef Jason Roberts, a celebrity chef who has already found success in Australia, has been recruited as a correspondent.

Executive producer Gordon Elliot calls the new face of food "a welcome addition" to the show and is looking forward to having him join a team of hosts that include

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Mario Batali To Pay $5.25 Million In Lawsuit

| Filed under: Legal MattersBusiness BlitzFoodMario Batali

MArio Batali Settlement

The rules of owning a restaurant are complicated. The rules of owning multiple restaurants are also complicated.

What isn't complicated is knowing that confiscating part of your waiters', captains' and other employees' tips to supplement your profits is not a legal thing to do.

And that's exactly what Mario Batali is in trouble for!

But the good news is — after all these years (since 2004) of getting ripped off on tips and legal filings, Mario Batali has agreed to pay out $5.25 million.

Let's hope this never happens again!

[Image via WENN.]

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Portion Control With Mario Batali!

| Filed under: FoodAdviceMario Batali

Batali Portion

We've said it before, and we'll say it again — and we'll say it until we're unable to — MODERATION IS KEY!

It's about balance, it's not about starvation. It's about that middle ground so you don't lose control!

Mario Batali agrees, and he offered up his ideas on portion control:

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Mario Batali Breaks A Bed On ABC's The Chew

| Filed under: Silly!FoodMario Batali

LOL! That's embarrassing!

While fullfilling his hosting duties on the daytime cooking-themed talk show The Chew, celebrity chef Mario Batali proved he may need to start spending less time in the kitchen and more time in the gym.

In the midst of the entire cast having a food orgasm as they tasted General Tso's chicken, Mario sat on a bed and BROKE IT!

We bet he really hates the internet right now. Thanks to technology, even those who have never and will never watch his show, read his cookbook, or eat his food will forever know him as that chef dude who sat on a bed and broke it on national television.

Or they'll forget this happened before they even go to sleep tonight.

Take a moment out of your busy day to enjoy this classic blooper in the HIGHlarious clip above!

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Chef Mario Batali Bashes Bankers

| Filed under: Legal MattersFoodMario Batali

Mario Batali bashes bankers

Chef Mario Batali is joining in on the Occupy Wall Street movement…at least in spirit.

Despite being a member of the 1% and currently fighting off a lawsuit for illegally underpaying his workforce, Mario agrees with the 99% that feel the big bankers are ruining this country.

While speaking at a Time magazine Person of the Year panel, the celebrity chef went as far as to compare bankers to Adolf Hitler, saying:

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