Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Another Croc Drops

Just over a month since #MeToo snagged celebrity chef John Besh, Mario Batali finds himself in the frying pan. TMZ reports:

Mario Batali is accused of "inappropriate touching" by 4 women -- 3 of them former employees -- and the allegation is forcing the celebrity chef to step away from his restaurant empire.

One of Batali's accusers called him "creepy" and said he gave "me this provocative, icky feeling." Other claims are he groped a woman's breasts, grabbed someone from behind and compelled her to straddle him.


Batali issued a statement saying “I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact match up with ways I have acted.”


The Celebrity Chef Club was shocked. Sunday, before Mario was even named, Anthony Bourdain, for example, pre-tweeted this pre-shock warning:

And believe you me, as a charter member of the Celebrity Chef Club, roaming CNN twit, and world famous author Tony knows a thing or two about “suck.”

LesHallesCookbook1_smallIgnore the source; this is one of the best bistro cookbooks. The cassoulet recipe is The. Best. Ever.

In Kitchen Confidential, Tony penned the definitive expose of his "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine" and reports that your meal was likely prepared by a team of "wacked-out moral degenerates, dope fiends, refugees, a thuggish assortment of drunks, sneak thieves, sluts, and psychopaths." Apparently he wasn’t exaggerating.


Butt* I’m getting way off topic. Expect more alligators to slither out of the swamp and more crocs to drop. It’s quite possible that even Lady M was touched by this scandal.

mo mario crocks watermark copy*Show me your paws Batali! They better not be where I think they are.

Monday, Mario stepped away from the business venture he owns with Lidia and Joe Bastianich, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, which also now owns and operates Team-MOTUS’ favorite Big Apple eatery, Felidia.


And Mario’s Cacio e Pepe was going to be my next featured, favorite recipe:

It seems that ever since Anthony Weiner’s  wagon was pulled over for reckless driving the entire infotainment world has been consumed with an all-sex all-the-time feeding frenzy with the end game being a take down of our President. I think it’s probably a bad game plan, but hey MSM, you keep on trying, it’s mostly your own sausages that are frying.

Sausage-Necklace_mario bataliYou might want to rethink this look, sausage necklaces are sooo last administration

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