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Mario Batali Cooks Up a Hot Mess

10/10/2006 7:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mario BataliWorld famous celebrity chef Mario Batali may know a lot about cooking, but his most recent outfit has left us with a bad taste in our mouth.

The Food Network host arrived at the NY premiere of the movie "Infamous" on Monday sporting shorts, colored socks, and orange Crocs. An ensemble more appropriate for sight seeing, than seeing a movie premiere.

So unless he's planning on spending the evening touring the Statue of Liberty, we hope in the future Mario changes into something a little more comfortable -- to our eyes.


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Although i agree the outfit was farfetched, i do have to say you spelled "crocs" wrong, and i thought you guy were the smartest people in the world!

2933 days ago


Even though he's Mr. Puff-And-Stuff, he's richer than all of us bitches anyway. He married well, too, since his wife is the daughter of the founders of Coach leather, so he must be doing something right.

Maybe behind his kangaroo pouch beneath his belly, he's got the schlong of death? Well, or it would be if he loses a few only sticks out 8" right now. :-)

2933 days ago


i think these shoes are fun and quirky.....if i'm doing any kind of walking, Crocs are on my feet...nomyshoes...birkenstocks have nothing on these rubber shoes! I recently went to disney, on the first day i wore sneakers but had to go back to car by noon to put crocs on...didn't take them off the whole trip. I don't care what anyone says or how ugly they are these are amazing shoes! So who cares if he is a fashion disaster.....his feet don't hurt. LOL

2932 days ago


This guy is a great chef & should not give a sh*t what TMZ or anyone else thinks of his attire. Everyone I know has AT LEAST one pair of crocs.

2932 days ago


The shoes are hideous and I would rather have aching feet than wear ugly shoes!

2932 days ago


To the TMZ staff writer---

What are you talking about??!? If you had a lick of sense in that b-b brain of yours you'd know and understand that's Mario's signature style of dress. Mario Balto probably lives, sleeps, and showers in those damn Crocs! So give him a break.

Also, I understand that he owns and runs like a ga-gillion restaurants around town and was either getting off from work or going to see about one of his restaurants right after the show. Geesh!

2932 days ago


Leave him alone TMZ! I, for one, don't have to defend him, he is very wealthy in his own right. Don't pick on his attire! I have never seen him wear anything else. If you owned that much real estate in NYC ~ you too, could walk around looking the way you wanted too, which I am sure a lot of you do but aren't famous enough to have your picture taken. He is a WONDERFUL & CREATIVE chef, and that is what counts.

2930 days ago
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