05/29/2012 10:36 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Why Mario Batali Left 'Iron Chef' (VIDEO)

Mario Batali has never been afraid of speaking his mind and we mostly love his off-the-cuff candor (save for maybe the banker-Hitler fiasco of last year). At this year's Atlantic Food Summit, Batali dished out some of his real thoughts about why he left "Iron Chef."

According to the clip below, he loved the show and the team he worked with but grew tired of the routine once the judges that actually knew about food were replaced with "skinny little actresses from a show called 'The OC.'" His response when they say they don't like raw fish? "F*ck you, why are you talking about my food?" Who let you in this room?"