Iron Chef Mario Batali is no stranger to the ol’ mitten. Whether we’re talking standout sandwiches or the go-to butcher shop, Mario’s top picks are all here in Northern Michigan. Vanity Fair sat down with the famous restaurateur/chef/dad/TV personality to map out his ideal itinerary when in town. Check out their Q&A with the Michigan man at!

We like to catch up with Mario now and again, too. Check out this video interview from last July when we chatted in Traverse City!

Mario Batali Recipes: