Celebrity chef, Mario Batali, has come under fire for an apology over his “wrong” behavior, which included a link to a recipe.
He said, “I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team. My behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility.”
He wrote, “Sharing the joys of Italian food, tradition and hospitality with all of you, each week, is an honor and privilege. Without the support of all of you – my fans – I would never have a forum in which to expound on this. I will work every day to regain your respect and trust. – mb”
Then he said, “P.S. in case you’re searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite.”
The recipe sparked an online backlash. One person tweeted, “Mix together: 8 oz. of misogyny, 4 tbsp of disrespect, 1 cup of finely honed predatory behavior. Bake at 350 until the ‘open secret’ is cooked through. Sprinkle with feigned remorse. Finish with tone deafness to taste.”
Another person tweeted, “Guess he misplaced the humble pie recipe.”
Another: “Karen, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are delicious! Where did you get the recipe?”
“Oh, just from Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology email.”