Step up your Father’s Day game with the Batali Brothers! This week on The Main Course, Patrick Martins invites one half of the Batali Brothers, Leo, into the studio to talk about his new cookbook, The Batali Brothers Cookbook. Leo and brother Benno wrote the book for their father’s 50th birthday, and joining Leo in the studio are mom and dad – Susi Cahn and Mario Batali. Tune into this episode to hear how Leo and Benno tested their recipes on their family’s friends. Find out how the Batali family treats meals at home, and why it’s important to know your butcher. How did Mario react upon receiving the cookbook? Listen in to learn more about some of Leo’s favorite foods, including tzatziki and duck testicles! This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“We basically started by wondering, ‘What do we want to put in this book?’ We would cook the recipes and take notes, and then we would go on the computer and write up the recipes.” [6:20]

Leo Batali on The Main Course

“One of the ways to make sure that kids will be open to eating everything is having them come into the kitchen with you.” [14:45]

Mario Batali on The Main Course