Batali’s Celebrity Cookbook; Gisele Offends Football Fans With Cabernet

For the second year in a row, Barilla has released a downloadable cookbook featuring Mario Batali’s recipes for cooking for celebs like Natalie Portman and Stanley Tucci. You may have to fill out a stupid survey to access it, but for every download Barilla is donating $1 to America’s Second Harvest. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

Food Network chef Robert Irvine, whose bulging muscles put together meals on Dinner: Impossible, turns out to be huge liar, having fabricated a past that involves being a knight in England and being a full-fledged White House chef. [St. Petersburg Times via Gawker]

Irritable chef Gordon Ramsay likes to relax with a Sunday supper of roast beef, over which he likes to emphasize manners and social skills with his children. [WSJ]

The nominees have been announced for Tony Bourdain and Michael Ruhlman’s facetious Golden Clog Awards and include such unenviable categories as the Douchebag, the Swollen Liver Award, and the Cat Cora Award “for most fame based on least actual culinary achievement.” [Eater]

Poor Gisele Bündchen, people are mad at her for drinking wine at the Super Bowl: “Watching her man Tom Brady at the Super Bowl, drinking red wine? Sweetheart, it’s a football game — you drink beer. If I go to the opera I’m classy enough not to drink beer from the bottle.” [WSJ]

Domingo Torres, kitchen manager of La Palapa, started out his career as a dishwasher at Telephone Bar and Grill. [NYT]

The Plaza’s Palm Court is aiming for an opening in late March, but the Oak Room and Oak Bar won’t be open until “late spring.” [NewYorkology]

Local blogger Adam Roberts, also known as the Amateur Gourmet, has landed a new Web series on Food Network’s site called the FN Dish. [Amateur Gourmet]

Batali’s Celebrity Cookbook; Gisele Offends Football Fans With Cabernet