by Sarah Ball, Vanity Fair; photographs by Mario Batali
These days, we're all amateur food pornographers -- we know you have a camera phone full of illicit entree snapshots, and we won't make you share. But we thought the phone photos of a professional chef and consummate foodie like Mario Batali would be even yummier than those of us layfolk. So we asked the acclaimed chef to pop up the floorboards and reveal his stash. The resulting gleaming porchetta roasts and merrily glistening fig tarts really kicked our salivary glands into high gear -- as did the restaurateur's lascivious description of what exactly comprises Batali brunch. Buon appetito!
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