May 19, 2011 at 11:49 AM ET
Celebrity chef Mario Batali has done it all. From traveling the world (with Gwyneth Paltrow, no less) to owning some of New York City's top eateries -- including Del Posto, Babbo, Lupa and the foodies' haven, Eataly -- he is one busy man. I managed to grab a few minutes of his time backstage at TODAY, where he told me that aside from his chef duties, he loves spending time with his kids. What does papa Batali make his kids for breakfast every morning? Watch the video to find out (lucky kids!) and to see what the most bizarre food that he's ever eaten is (hint: it could've been on an episode of "Fear Factor").
Need more Mario? Get his recipe for fast, fab fettuccine with asparagus: