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Ever stopped and wondered about Mario Batali's gene pool? Well thanks to Faces of America, a new PBS series airing on Wednesday, February 10, with host Henry Louis Gates, Jr., you can know more about his French-Canadian great grandfather (whose last name was LaFramboise, or "raspberry" in French) and his other Italian side. Mario admits he doesn't look super Italian—except maybe his lips and nose, which he describes as Roman and Tuscan. But luckily he grew up in an Irish suburban neighborhood so he didn't get teased for the bright red hair, more for eating oxtails in traditional Italian cuisine. Watch the clip, after the jump

Mario Batali on 'Faces of America'

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