KD Finds: Mario Batali's Kitchen Must-Haves

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Read on to discover chef Mario Batali's five must-haves in the kitchen.

1. Maldon Sea Salt

"It adds a mild salinity and crunchy texture to most dishes," describes Mario of this flaky sea salt.

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2. Olive Oil

"You can use it in sweet, savory, cooking and drizzling," share Mario. "It's the most versatile and healthy product you can feed your family."

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3. Green Hot Sauce

Mario loves to spice up his breakfast, lunch and dinner with green hot sauce. "I even bring it with me on airplanes wherever I go," he admits. His favorite is Melinda’s jalapeño sauce.

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4. Espresso Macchiato

You won't find Mario far from this coffee drink. "Perfect when I'm on a busy book tour schedule and I need to bring my A-game energy!" he tells us.

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5. Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs are an indispensable pantry ingredient. "They add texture to pasta and salads when they need a pick-me-up," Mario reveals.

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Want to see Mario Batali's essential grocery list? Learn more about what ingredients the chef stocks up on.

Check back next week for a new KD Finds, or take a peek at last week's picks!

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As one of the most recognized and respected chefs worldwide, Mario Batali has established himself as an authority on Italian cooking. With his latest cookbook America Farm to Table, he's taken on the task of showcasing the nation's best farmers and their top-of-the-line goods to encourage home cooks to shop locally—no easy feat! Ingredients—where they come from and who grew them—are of utmost importance to the chef!

Mario Batali takes over this week's KD Finds to reveal the five ingredients you'll never find him without. From his choice of gourmet sea salt to an unlikely spicy sauce, these five picks are must-haves in the celebrity chef's kitchen.

Check out the slideshow above to discover Mario Batali's five must-haves in the kitchen.

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