One more reason to love Mario Batali!

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Mario Batali more, he does this —

In his newest cookbook, Molto Batali. Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours, he not only features fantastic seasonal recipes for all 12 months of the year, as part of the launch, he has pledged to match $100,000 in donations to his Mario Batali Foundation.

The Mario Batali Foundation was created to battle the obstacles children face in reaching their greatness on three fronts: hunger relief, research into children’s diseases, and literacy. If you buy this book, there’s a little sticker on it that says, if you’re so inclined, you can donate to the foundation and I’ll match it up to $100,000. It’s a nice way to be part of the game. – Mario Batali

Well, when I read this I thought Hammertown should follow Mario’s example and get involved too.  This is the first book he’s ever tied into his charity so I think it’s important to support his efforts to give back and make a difference.

So here’s what we’re going to do. With the sale of every book at Hammertown I will donate 20% of the sale to the Mario Batali Foundation. That means for each book we sell, we’ll give $6.00 to the Foundation and I’m setting a goal right now of selling 100 books by Christmas. That’s a donation of $6,000.  Please help me do it.  You’ll not only be supporting a local business in your community but you’ll also be supporting the community at large.

I so believe we can do this, I’ve already ordered more books!

Click here to read a great interview with Mario from the Village Voice

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