Mario Batali to visit Carmel’s Market District Nov. 21


Carmel and Indianapolis area residents will have the chance to meet Mario Batali, one of the most recognized and respected chefs worldwide. During a pre-registered public meet-and-greet, Batali will sign autographs and give guests a chance to pick up a copy of his newest cookbook, “America-From Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers.” Customers with a Market District Advantage Card will instantly receive a 25 percent discount on the cookbook.

The appearance is free to the public; however, tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advanced ticket registration is available online at

The new 120,000-square-foot Market District store features an array of gourmet prepared foods, a sweets shop with hand-dipped chocolate novelties and other confections, a chef demonstration kitchen, an expanded assortment of international foods, a bulk food section and more. These delicious offerings are complemented by national brand items customers most prefer, as well as a wide variety of favorites under the Market District brand, promising high quality at a great value.

Batali counts 25 restaurants, 10 cookbooks, numerous television shows and three Eataly marketplaces among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness.

In April, Batali opened Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, his first Boston project. The 8,700-square-foot restaurant, featuring wood-fired pizza, pasta, gelato and more, is located on Beantown’s famed Fan Pier waterfront district. He also opened the most well-received Eataly yet in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May of this year.

Batali is the author of 10 cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning, “Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes” (ecco 2005). Batali’s released his newest cookbook, “America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers” (Grand Central Life & Style), in October 2014. This book is an homage to farmers, the true rock stars of the food world.

Batali appears daily on ABC’s “The Chew,” a daytime talk show on ABC that celebrates and explores life through food. He and his co-hosts won their first Emmy as Best Talk Show Hosts this year.

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