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Mario Batali: The Super Chef Spills the Beans on His Favorite Food Apps, Must-Read Cooking Blogs and Latest TV Addiction

Magazine article ADWEEK

Mario Batali: The Super Chef Spills the Beans on His Favorite Food Apps, Must-Read Cooking Blogs and Latest TV Addiction

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What's the first information you consume in the morning? The first thing I look at is The New York Times, hard copy. Then I check my email. I like to keep my inbox clean, so I purge the overnight emails and "junk" first thing. Then I Look at Instagram and Twitter to see if anything big happened overnight in the social media space. If it's Monday, I watch Good Morning America, then

Live With Kelly and Michael while finishing the Sunday Times and The Sunday Long Read from ESPN's Don Van Natta, which, along with The New Yorker, is the source for my favorite reading of the week.

Tell us about your social media habits. What are your go-to platforms and how do you use them? I use Twitter, Instagram and Spotify most often. The immediacy of Twitter is especially appealing because I can connect with people and answer #HowTo questions in a short amount of time. I love Instagram, too, because it's a good way to keep tabs on the food that our restaurants are serving around the world.

Who do you follow? I follow chefs like Dominique Ansel, Daniel Boulud, Jamie Oliver, Hugh Acheson and Andrew Zimmern for food porn; traditional outlets like Food + Wine, Identita Golose, Saveur and Bon Appetit to stay relevant in food pop culture; Action Bronson and Munchies for fun and vision; Jen Davidson on Instagram for buildings and food; and pals like Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Anderson, Mariska Hargitay, Liv Tyler and Michael Strahan to keep tabs on their whereabouts.

What food blogs do you regularly read? …

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