Mario Batali's newsletter apology inexplicably features cinnamon roll recipe

Mario Batali's newsletter apology inexplicably features cinnamon roll recipe

Batali was asked to step away from the show on Monday while the network reviewed "the allegations that have just recently come to our attention", a spokesperson said at the time.

"Upon completing its review into the allegations made against Mario Batali, ABC has terminated its relationship with him and he will no longer appear on 'The Chew, '" the network said.

The report suggested the chef's behavior toward women had always been inappropriate, dating back as far as two decades ago when he made his name at the now-closed Manhattan restaurant Pó.

"I will work every day to regain your respect and trust", he wrote, adding a post-script that read, "In case you're searching for a holiday-inspired breakfast, these Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls are a fan favorite". Eataly, the 50,000-square-foot mecca of Italian food Batali helped bring to the United States, pulled the chef's products from shelves on Tuesday. It's also a partner in Eataly, an Italian food hall and grocer, which has locations in New York, Chicago and Boston. Now I am learning the extent of events, often kept from me, and I know I should have been even more unrelenting. According to Mediaite, Batali apologized for his behavior in a newsletter, but included a recipe for Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls at the bottom.

Earlier this week, celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV personality Mario Batali took a step back from his empire following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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ABC sent out a statement on December 14 to confirm that Batali was ex-communicated from the network.

He said: 'I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family'.

"I genuinely thought that "Mario Batali includes a cinnamon roll recipe in his sexual harassment apology" was an onion gag". At least three of the women have worked for Batali in some capacity.

The Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group, a collection of restaurants, told CNNMoney this week that Batali stepped away from company operations.