BATALI, Mario. American, b. 1960. Genres: Food and Wine. Career: Chef, restaurant owner, and author. Po', New York, NY, chef/co-owner, 1993-; Babbo Ristorante Enoteca, New York, NY, chef/co-owner, 1998-; Lupa, New York, NY, chef/co-owner; Esca, New York, NY, chef/co-owner; Italian Wine Merchants, New York, NY, co-owner; The Food Network, New York, NY, television host of Molto Mario and Mario Eats Italy. Publications: Simple Italian Food: Recipes from My Villages, 1998; Holiday Food: Family Recipes for the Festive Time of the Year, 2000; The Babbo Cookbook, 2002. Address: Babbo Ristorante Enoteca, 110 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10011, U.S.A.