Inside Mario Batali Bootcamp with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon's Cooking Lesson
Here, Mario’s cooking tips and a behind-the-scenes look at the two stars hamming it up in the kitchen. “When Jimmy Fallon saw that there was a bathtub in the studio, he insisted we all climb in—with strawberries!” recalls F&W editor in chief Dana Cowin from the shoot.
Batali Tip: Making Calzones
“Once you’ve made pizza dough six times, you own it,” says Batali about the base for his calzone recipe. “You’re the master of yeast.”
Batali Tip: Calzone Fillings
Batali Tip: Seasoning Pasta Water
“Be aggressive with the salt, and from higher,” says Batali. “You need the scatter pattern right there.”
Batali Tip: Cooking Pasta
Between Takes: Slurping Noodles
Batali selects a noodle and gives Fallon the opposite end, and they slurp toward each other, re-creating the famous scene from Lady and the Tramp.
Batali Tip: Making Osso Buco
Batali Tip: Searing Meat for Osso Buco
Batali Tip: Identifying Cuts of Meat
“The shank is the calf,” Batali tells his friend, pointing down at his own large legs. “Mine would be excellent.”