Home > Uncategorized > Mario Batali: Pompous Chef America

Mario Batali: Pompous Chef America


Here at Celebrity Exile we have already banished a chef: Rachael Ray (our first banishment, plus a follow-up!) Well, today we are giving her some professional company in the rotund configuration of Mario Batali.

Now, I have watched a lot of Food Network shows and there are chefs that I like and chefs that I don’t like (Guy Fieri, watch out!). All of them are talented (to a degree) and know their craft very well (to a degree). You don’t end up owning restaurants and get your own show if you don’t know how to make pâté en croûte (to a degree).

sorry, goose.

But there’s something else that comes with talent in making baked goose liver. You need a personality. And although any personality as long as you have one might get you on a food show, a certain type of personality will also get you banished to the Island: pompousness.

Mario Batali has plenty of it. With the below link of I.C.A., fast forward to the 3:10 mark and watch until the 3:40 (ding! you’ll know). *it appears that wordpress is stripping the ability to have video start at a specific time. Mrs. Cap’n Blackjack is working on this. Thank you for your patience.

First of all, shut up Kevin. Mario doesn’t need his ego rubbed any more. And check out the smug look on Batali’s face. I have watched a lot of I.C.A. and every time this croc-wearing ginger whale is on, he has that holier-than-thou look on his puffed-up face. Plus, he always corrects Alton Brown with a hoity-toity air about him: No Alton, I only make my spaghetti with semolina, not flour (not a real quote, but you get the idea).

It makes me so sick. I want to slap him with a salmon and kick him in those meaty shins of his. Go back to the ginger farm, Mario! I think there’s a truffle that needs to be hunted, you priggish dough puncher! Sir, I banish thee! Ciao!


Categories: Uncategorized
  1. The Fish
    December 2, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    You think you’re better than me!? You’re not?! If we were in the sea you’d be shark bait!

  2. John
    October 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    It really has become simply all too much regarding these imperious charlatan hucksters, has it not? It has. God, where’s the Pepto?

    I don’t care if it’s a bologna with mayonnaise sandwich or something connected with two palate cleansers and candlelight…… Just make it real and be self-effacing, please.

    Batali is such a beyond-the-valley-of-a-imperious/pompous/over the top horse’s ass. Period! Double period!!
    If I hear that fat swill utter one more sophomoric Italian catch phrase again, I’m gonna get my gun. The tub-o-lard thinks he’s so great. Get a clue fatso. You’re just another fat (imperious)slob who learned how to go beyond making oatmeal and scrambled eggs. Big freaking deal.
    Oh……….. And if that equally imperious smart ass Alton Brown is within ear shot, screw you too. Tete de Richard!

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: