"Finishing food is about the tiny touches. In the last seconds you can change everything."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Mario Batali on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Mario Batali on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Mario Batali on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Mario Batali on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Mario Batali on Mahatma Gandhi
"Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all."
"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."
"My family makes these vinegars - out of everything from grapes to peaches and cherries. We go through the whole process with the giant vat and drainer, label them, and give them as Christmas presents."