Video: Mario Batali and Jimmy Fallon Cook Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Posted on September 10, 2010

Chef Mario Batali was a guest on The Jimmy Fallon Show to discuss his new Italian market concept in New York City called Eataly. Mario is putting out a celebrity cookbook and he made Jimmy's recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara. Mario set Jimmy to the task of grating some cheese, but Jimmy grated his finger on the microplane grater (they are pretty sharp). In fact, Jimmy may be the worst sous chef ever (and that includes The Today's Show's Hoda Kotb -- she's never cut herself on air, as far as we know). As for the carbonara, well, somehow Mario completed the cooking, but the grater had been dropped on the floor so he couldn't do the finishing touches.

Then Jimmy surprised him with a birthday cake for his 50th birthday. Take a look:

You can find Mario's (not Jimmy's) recipe for Spaghetti alla Carbonara here.
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