Check out this video of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and MyNorth staffer Lindsey Perry’s interview with part-time Northern Michigan resident and larger-than- life-celebrity, Chef Mario Batali. Filmed by MyNorth Media videographer Kris Riley at Chateau Chantal, Mario shares summer cooking ideas featuring local foods and some favorite memories from his summers spent in Northern Michigan.

Read the interview, here.

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Photo(s) by Kris Riley, Videographer