Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali from 5 Celebrity and Chef Friendships Slideshow

5 Celebrity and Chef Friendships Slideshow

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali

These two met in the late 90’s when Paltrow often dined at Batali’s restaurant Babbo and have been close friends ever since. Paltrow, a self-proclaimed food lover and cookbook author herself, found a kindred spirit in the acclaimed chef Batali who is known for his Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. The two both starred in the PBS series Spain…On the Road Again in which they dined and traveled their way through the country and co-authored the cookbook Spain…A Culinary Roadtrip about their travels. Batali and Paltrow are close family friends, as well, and he has been featured on her online lifestyle magazine, GOOP