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Jake Gyllenhaal Knows His Food - After All, He and Maggie are Pals with Mario

I never saw the article, but according to the New York Post, it seems like Jake Gyllenhaal offended some fans in February's GQ magazine. The actor-slash-foodie was quoted as saying, "I actually love to go to a farm and get fresh milk or watch a pig get slaughtered." His reps aren't denying the quote and now some fans are horrified and furious. I guess being ignorant about your food is the real way to win fans.

Too bad for Jake, because I doubt his pal Mario will let him get away with food ignorance. Yep you read that right, Mario, as in Mario Batali. In fact, he, his sister Maggie (and their mom Naomi), have appeared on two episodes of Molto Mario (both in 2003). I caught the gnocchi one the other day (thanks to missjq for letting me know when it was on) and I found the dessert episode online. Our lovely video producer took my favorite two bits and turned them into a short clip for you, but the full version is after the jump:

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woodycakes woodycakes 9 years
too cool! i love mario!!! and jake <3
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
now thats cool! a celeb thats interested in food, and making food! not just order some when hungry!
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
While I wouldn't want to see the pig slaughtered, I know plenty of people who have either done it themselves or been there when an animal was killed. It's not that big a deal- you can't just grab a fork and eat the damn thing while it's still alive, yo.
lorenashley lorenashley 10 years
Oh how I love my boo Jake!!
BellaCalla BellaCalla 10 years
Hey if you're gonna eat it you should be able to watch it die. Good for him. Plus he's crazy hot. :)
SU3 SU3 10 years
:DROOL: I agree andaman - he IS more delicious than food. :)
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
Some people can't take a joke, I guess. You are completely right, Athena. Style Before Comfort!
Athena1 Athena1 10 years
People are so sensitive. I eat meat, and I am not squeamish about the fact that it does require the killing of animals. It's best to know where your food comes from no matter what. This just makes Jake more lovely.
GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
Good for him for giving himself such a connection with where his food comes from. I'm a vegetarian too, but I don't turn my head when I *gasp* "slaughter" my carrots. ;)
andaman andaman 10 years
Man I'm crazy about Jake. He's so grounded! He's more delicious than food if you ask me :)
Tech Tech 10 years
What a great find, both the video and the funny picture of Jake. It looks like he is saying "I love when pigs get slaughtered." Even the veggie-head that I am I cannot deny his loveliness. I'm letting this one sly Jake. Just this once.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
NICE! Oh, JakeyG, you can cook for me anytime :) I think it's great that he knows where his food comes from. It helps us all get a better perspective on food and how we consume it.
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