I don't know anyone who doesn't love Mario Batali. If you did 't love him when he first started on The Food Network a zillion years ago, then you've probably come to love him on The Chew. I adore him on The Chew.
His latest cookbook is really cool. It's not about his standard Italian fare - it's about our fare, the American fare. From all over America. There are things in this book that I've only heard of - like Hoppin' John. And there are things that I have adored in my travels that I've never thought to make again - like Chesapeake Bay Oyster Fritters - but now I could totally make them.
What should I make first? This sauerkraut? The oysters? I'm so confused! Then there's a Mississippi Mud Pie too! Help me decide or tell me what you've made.