What does a red-haired ponytail, television super chef and Spanish Theater of the Golden Age all have in common. Absolutely nothing – but when it comes to creating super delicious, creative meals, in the life of world renowned chef, Mario Batali it reminds him of his college years at Rutgers University.
While spending his undergraduate years in New Brunswick, Batali actually studied Finance and Spanish Theater of the Golden Age before graduating in 1982. “In college, when we were hanging around at the end of the evening after many potent beverages,“ he laughed as he told CNBC’s “Off The Cuff”, “we would get together and decide we were hungry after the restaurants had closed.“
“That was the beginning of my sneaky tricks,” he continued. ”That's when I started to figure out just what ‘al dente’ meant in pasta and how simple things could actually be remarkably delicious, provided I did not have to do the dishes.”