Mario Batali Does the Sunday Thing

Photo: Patrick McMullan

"Sunday Routine," the Times column that has previously explored the lives of David Chang, Drew Nieporent, and Padma Lakshmi, now takes us inside Mario Batalis world (as if that naked painting werent revealing enough). Defying the night-owl cliché, he says he usually wakes up at 6:30 a.m. and is asleep by 11 p.m. Also: He eats at Da Silvano.

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