Czech writer Arnost Lustig and celebrity chef Mario Batali on this edition of Fresh Air. Arnost Lustig is considered one of the country's most prominent writers. His new novel Lovely Green Eyes is the story of a 15-year-old girl in Auschwitz and the compromises she makes in order to stay alive. Lustig himself survived Thereisienstadt, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald camps. His family died in the gas chambers. Lustig teaches at American University in Washington D.C. He is also featured in the new documentary Fighter in which he and long-time friend Jan Wiener retrace wartime memories. Mario Batali is the co-proprietor of three Manhattan restaurants - Babbo, Lupa and Esca - and Italian Wine Merchants, devoted to the wines of Italy. Batali is also the host of TV Food Network's Molto Mario. His books are The Babbo Cookbook, Simple Italian Food, and Holiday Food. (Broadcast Date: November 11, 2002)
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