Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Food Media & News >
Jun 3, 2009 11:19 AM

Batali on Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon

Anybody catch Mario on Late Night, Monday? I hadn't seen him recently. He looks like he's lost at least a hundred pounds. Pretty amazing transformation. Wonder if he'll write a book about it.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. re: LJBTampa

      thanks for posting the clip, he does look much better. very happy to see that!

    2. Wow! he didn't do that eating lardo!

      1 Reply
      1. re: roxlet

        According to Mark Bittman Mario has lost the weight the same way Bittman did and that is to eat as a vegan until dinner. Bittman hasn't given up eating anything and I'd bet Mario hasn't either.

      2. I couldn't keep my eyes off that cookware! I thought that sautee pan was great, anyone use his line?

        1. I just saw Mario Batali about 2:45pm today, at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. He's seemingly lost ALOT of weight, or we've all been fooled by the "camera adds 20+ lbs" line. He's about 5'9 or so, and looked maybe 210 lbs. A bit of a gut, but not bad at all. He was very gracious and accomodating to everyone who wanted photos (wish I was one, had to scoot off to work @ 3pm!)

          1. I spent most of the segment thinking the same thing I always think when Mario's on the show: "Mario and Jimmy Fallon are best buds who hang out and go traveling together? How did THAT happen?" That to me is weirder than the fact that Bob Newhart and Don Rickles are lifelong pals....

            1 Reply
            1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

              When Mario did a pizza tasting for NY Magazine he took Jimmy Fallon and Mark Lardner along for the ride.