"All the information you could want is constantly streaming at you like a runaway truck - books, newspaper stories, Web sites, apps, how-to videos, this article you're reading, even entire magazines devoted to single subjects like charcuterie or wedding cakes or pickles."
"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make - not just on your wedding day, but over and over again - and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife."Mario Batali on Barbara de Angelis
"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy if not, you'll become a philosopher."Mario Batali on Socrates
"It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married."Mario Batali on Robert Frost
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."Mario Batali on Groucho Marx
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."Mario Batali on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all."
"Finishing food is about the tiny touches. In the last seconds you can change everything."
"As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible."
"I come from an Italian family. One of the greatest and most profound expressions we would ever use in conversations or arguments was a slamming door. The slamming door was our punctuation mark."
"The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family."