This has been an exciting month for Mario Batali! The celebrity chef celebrated his 51st birthday last week, just in time for the debut of his new daytime talk show, The Chew. Since his birthday was on a Monday, Batali took to the kitchen to create a Meatless Monday lunch of Pasta alla Norma. He then offered the recipe to his 38,000 Facebook fans, along with the official Meatless Monday video, which highlights the health and environmental reasons for cutting back.
Want to be part of the social media conversation? Follow Meatless Monday on Facebook and Twitter for daily health news, eating tips and delicious recipes! You can also follow Mario Batali on Facebook and Twitter, or stay up to date by tuning into The Chew! This live show about food, fun and life debuts on September 26th on ABC. Check your local listings for the time and channel, or get a sneak peak whenever you’d like by visiting The Chew’s video page.