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  • Celebrity 'fractivists': True advocates or NIMBYs?

    The scene: a Manhattan art-house theater. The cause: a campaign against the gas drilling process known as fracking that's being led by more than 100 celebrities, including Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Robert Redford, Mark Ruffalo and Mario Batali.


  • Batali's NYC eatery Del Posto settles with workers

    Workers at celebrity chef Mario Batali's New York City eatery Del Posto have settled a lawsuit against the restaurant with an agreement that gives them $1.15 million, as well as paid vacation and sick days for them and fellow employees.


  • Mario Batali a hungry chef on food stamp challenge

    To much of the world, it was Monday. To Mario Batali, it was Day Four.


  • Chef Mario Batali, co-host of the daytime talk show "The Chew," is participating in a food stamp challenge, which provides $31 per person for a week. (ABC via Associated Press)

    Celebrity chef Batali takes food stamp challenge

    To much of the world, it was Monday. To Mario Batali, it was Day Four. The chef, his wife and their two teenage sons are eating for a week on the equivalent of a food stamp budget in protest of potential cuts pending in Congress to the benefit program used by more than 46 million Americans.


  • Review: Restaurateur's book has bitter aftertaste

    "Restaurant Man" (Viking), by Joe Bastianich: Joe Bastianich knows Italian food. The restaurant partner of celebrity chef Mario Batali and the son of Lidia Bastianich, the star of several public television cooking shows, he grew up around meatballs and marinara.


  • Chef Batali settles lawsuit for $5 million

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali and his business partner have agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged they confiscated a portion of their restaurant workers' tips.


  • NYC workers: Mario Batali cheated us out of tips

    Two former employees have accused celebrity chef Mario Batali and his famous New York City restaurant of cheating them out of tips.


  • Food Network spawns edgy, young Cooking Channel

    There's more food TV than ever to chew on _ shows featuring barbecue tips, chef smackdowns, easy Italian dishes, sailor-mouthed kitchen bosses, diner dispatches and cakes that look like race cars.


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