Food Network's Mario Batali will host a Mother’s Day Ladies Day Out culinary adventure at noon Saturday at the .
His appearance will feature cooking demonstrations, recipes and sampling from his simple Italian food cookbooks.
The is located at 155 Towne Centre Drive, which is in the Village at Pine shopping center on Route 19 in Pine Township.
Batali has hosted Ciao America, Molto Mario and Iron Chef America on Food Network. He also has written nine cookbooks.
"Mario Batali believes that olive oil is as precious as gold, shorts are acceptable attire for every season and food, like most things, is best when left to its own simple beauty," according to his bio on the Food Network website.
In addition to his classical culinary training, Batali is an expert on the history and culture of Italian cuisine including regional and local variations.
He co-owns restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Singapore.
In 2008, Mario founded the Mario Batali Foundation with the mission of feeding, protecting educating and empowering children.
Mario has made appearances on a number of television shows, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, MARTHA, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Charlie Rose.
When it comes to magazines, he has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated and Time.