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batali17555.jpgIs chef Mario Batali the "world's worst drinks writer"? YES, says Troy Patterson over at Slate who analyzes Batali's weekly New York Times Magazine column "What I'm Drinking." Quote: "It is as if Batali were bent on provoking both the impotent frustration of novice bartenders and the powerful condescension of seasoned pros." [Slate][Photo: Daniel Krieger]