"I like cast iron coated with enamel for longevity and forgiveness if I happen to take my eyes off the prize while pouring Chianti."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that."Mario Batali on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."Mario Batali on Mahatma Gandhi
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."Mario Batali on John F. Kennedy
"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."Mario Batali on Bruce Lee
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."Mario Batali on Oscar Wilde
"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."