Here’s the First Episode of Mario Batali’s New Hulu Show


“There is a footwear of choice: orange slippers, like mine. You’re going to have to put those on,” Mario Batali tells George Stephanopoulos in the first episode of “The High Road with Mario Batali,” which just debuted on Hulu. (“I am not worthy,” Stephanopolous replies.) The 12-episode run, shot in black-and-white, features Batali in conversation with various famous people, including Jimmy Fallon and former Times critic Frank Bruni, while they tour some of the city’s iconic and lesser-known locations aboard a double-decker bus. Watch as Batali and Stephanopolous get crazy in Gowanus, where the two play a heated shuffleboard match at Royal Palms and eat maple-bacon Brussels sprouts.