Falstaffian chef Mario Batali is interested in more than just fantastic Italian food and having a rip-roaring good time in the clubs, bars and night spots of the big city. Mario is partnering with fellow celebrities, including Giada De Laurentiis, to help fight hunger by helping you...fight your own dinnertime hunger.
According to an interview on Gothamist, Batali got a bunch of his celebrity friends to submit pasta recipes for a charity cookbook.
Mario Batali, Iron Chef, TV personality, cookbook author, and restaurateur sat down with us at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria in Greenwich Village to discuss his latest philanthropic project -- a cookbook with recipes from celebrities, including the likes of Kristen Davis, Ashley Judd, and Harrison Ford. Mario paired up with fellow Food Network chef Giada De Laurentiis to edit the recipes. The cookbook is free and available online at CelebrityPastaLovers.com. Each time the book is downloaded, Barilla pasta will donate $1 to America’s Second Harvest, or one of its local branches, up to $100,000
OK...I don't know about you, but Harrison Ford has never struck me as someone who spends a lot of time cooking spaghetti. But, hey, you never know...maybe his time with Francis Ford Coppola doing Apocolypse Now rubbed off on him.
It might well be that Tyson Beckford's submission is actually Tyson Beckford's personal chef's submission, but I can vouch for both Mario's and Giada's recipes (they come from Molto Mario and Everyday Italian), which are quite tasty.
And, of course, you get to do your part by simply downloading the PDF, so it sounds like everyone is a winner here. You can get the cookbook at Barilla's website.
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