TONE DEAF

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali: Sorry for My ‘Mistakes,’ Here’s a Cinnamon Roll Recipe

In the wake of his firing from ABC over sexual misconduct allegations, celebrity chef Mario Batali has offered an apology capped off with a cinnamon roll recipe. In an email newsletter to fans that many have condemned as tone deaf, Batali acknowledged the controversy surrounding his “past behavior” on Friday. “I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team. My behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility,” he wrote, vowing to “work every day to regain your respect and trust.” Immediately after the apology, however, Batali tacked on a postscript message: “In case you’re searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite.” Four women accused the chef of inappropriately touching them at his restaurants in a report published by Eater this week. Batali has stepped away from his restaurant business following the claims, and Eataly, the Italian chain he owns, has dropped his products over the “troubling” accusations.