In his intrepid, irreverent, and terrifically entertaining memoir, Restaurant Man, Joe Bastianich charts his remarkable culinary journey from his parents’. In his winning memoir, Joe Bastianich charts his culinary journey from working his father, Felice Bastianich, the ultrapragmatic, self-proclaimed “restaurant man. Joseph Bastianich isn’t content being a mere Restaurant Man, as he’d have it. Or even a haute grocer. “Hopefully, we’re going to change the.

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Jul 30, Pages Buy. May 01, Pages Buy. Jul 30, Pages. May 01, Pages. So how did a nice Italian boy from Queens turn his passion bsatianich food and wine into an empire? Along the way, he bbastianich fascinating stories about his establishments and his superstar chef partners—his mother, Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali.

Ever since Anthony Bourdain whet literary palates with Kitchen Confidentialrestaurant memoirs have been mainstays of the bestseller lists.

The subtext of this love letter to the memory of his father is in itself a magnificent stand-alone dissertation. Joe pulls no punches and tells it exactly like it is in a way that punctuates the many oddities with brilliant black humor bastiajich scene-of-the-crime, matter-of-fact perspective. Restaurant Man will resonate with anyone who has come in contact with the world of food, entertainment, and wine or the cottage industry of scripted reality television it has spawned.


Bastianich writes in a vigorous, swaggering style….

RESTAURANT MAN by Joe Bastianich | Kirkus Reviews

Funny, often surprising, and if anything, illuminating. The lessons [Joe] Bastianich has to offer are important bastiabich fundamental. This is the Some Girls of restaurant memoirs. Engrossing details of being the front man in a variety of thriving restaurants.

An entertaining read, a blend of heartfelt family history, practical advice, and insider stories. Offering tantalizing and deeply personal behind the scenes [sic] information about pricing, menu development, wines, hiring and firing. Read this book and you will never look at a restaurant the same way again.

You will have a new and broader appreciation for what it takes to make the experience for you and what it costs to do it right…. Also by Joe Bastianich. See all books by Joe Bastianich. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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