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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 11:23 PM

I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batalis Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter

http://www.everywhereist.com/i-made-the-pizza-cinnamon-rolls-from-mario-batalis-sexual-misconduct-apology-letter/

Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, but this recipe was included in Mario Batali’s sexual misconduct apology letter, and so I feel compelled to make them. Batali is not the first powerful man to request forgiveness for “inappropriate actions” towards his coworkers and employees. He is not the most high profile, and he is ostensibly not even the worst offender. But he is the only one who included a recipe.

And of course, the glaring question is why? Was his PR team drunk? Is life suddenly a really long, depressing SNL sketch? Do these cinnamon rolls somehow destroy the patriarchy? Does the icing advocate for equal pay?

I figure the only way to answer these questions is to make the damn rolls.

I bake a lot. Never one to pass up on a pun, my husband doesn’t bring me flowers, but flours. I’ve become skilled to the point that I can make a dessert from virtually anything, that I can have a small cake made from start to finish – including baking time – on the table in about half an hour.


A long read, but a good slow burn.

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Reply I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batalis Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter (Original post)
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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 11:29 PM

1. I posted this yesterday and read your post thinking you actually made them.

Interesting timing...I am defrosting one that my mom made for Christmas breakfast. We are Italian but she uses an old recipe from Phila. From the article I read, these are far better than Mario's version.

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Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:57 AM

2. That was brilliant. Thanks for posting.

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Mon Jan 15, 2018, 09:09 PM

3. Author gets hacked, locked out of Twitter account.

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/01/15/25713603/seattle-writer-who-mocked-mario-batalis-pizza-roll-recipe-gets-hacked-locked-out-of-twitter


Update: More than a day after she was initially hacked and locked out, Geraldine DeRuiter's Twitter access has been restored. Looks like her tweet history is still partially deleted, but here's what she had to say about the hack:


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Original article:

Last week, Seattle-based writer Geraldine DeRuiter published a piece on the pizza cinnamon roll recipe that Mario Batali attached to a tone-deaf apology for sexual misconduct. The piece, which documented an actual attempt at making the rolls while providing a funny, feminist meditation on the moment, racked up more than a million visits to DeRuiter's blog and went viral on social media.

But on Sunday morning, DeRuiter woke up to find she couldn't access her Twitter account.

She also noticed that her profile photo, cover image and name had been changed. DeRuiter's pinned tweet had been altered to one that bragged of a hack (with a racial slur). DeRuiter watched as her Twitter history—her main avenue for sharing and advertising her work—started to disappear.

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