Mario Batali’s Sordid Past

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The curious PBS series Faces of America, which traces the family history of a motley assortment of famous people, delved into the background of one Mario Batali last night. Batali is from Washington state, but his great-great-grandfather worked as a miner in Butte, Montana, for a while. Watch the video, and then be grateful that you are not a turn-of-the-(twentieth)-century miner.

Faces of America [PBS]