Sfoglia Owner Accused of Stealing Mario Batali’s Torta

It may not be as bad as Cindy McCain ripping off dessert recipes from the Food Network’s Website, but Sfoglia owner Ron Suhanosky is getting some heat for doing the same with Mario Batali’s goat-cheese torta. According to The Boston Globe, Suhanosky did the dessert, which appears in The Babbo Cookbook, on The Martha Stewart Show. Suhanosky, for his part, is uncowed, saying, “How do they know Batali didn’t take it from me? People can think what they want to think,” before then quickly reversing himself, and adding, “Everyone in this business uses other people’s recipes.” Now there’s a ringing denial!

A Recipe for Bad Manners? [Boston Globe]