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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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? So how did a nice Italian boy from Queens turn his passion for food and wine into an empire? Along the way, he shares fascinating stories basgianich 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.

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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 and 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…. The lessons [Joe] Bastianich has to offer are important and fundamental. This is the Some Girls of restaurant memoirs. Joe Bastianich opened his first restaurant, Becco, with his mother, Lidia, in See resaturant Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: Plume; Reprint edition May 1, Publication Date: May 1, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers.


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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Bastianich’s biography proved to be much more riveting than I expected.

The making of Restaurant Man definitely took some twisty turny roads. All with a great soundtrack blasting in my mind. I didn’t put it down. Definitely a great read even if you don’t cook i don’t cook.

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Interesting, sharp guy with the gift of a true raconteur with a lust for food, music and life PS – I realize lately Mr. Bastianich has been linked with his partner. The book is several years old and I’m strictly bastianjch about it. He IS pretty old school in how he expresses himself and talks about the business at times. The book is heavily ‘padded’ with a very liberal sprinkling of the F-word.

I say ‘padded’ because it would be a lot shorter if its use as an adjective, adverb, verb, noun were edited out. I actually found myself anticipating its use beforehand, which says something. He’s not the only one, I have to admit, since another Italian Master Chef chef is doing likewise, to everyone’s consternation. I think he could have done a much better job or could have benefitted by better editing – I noted the entire book for the most part lacked dates, which I found annoying.

Vehemently and ioe Italian, this restaurant man makes no apologies for being a real bastard about making people cry tears of joy and tears of profound misery.

He gives you the percentages on the opening page. But, Restaurant Man really is all about the business. Restaurant Man is more bastjanich nonfiction then it is about superheros. Bastianich does not use the same formula. The appeal of Restaurant Man is in his original voice.

He enjoys wine and pours enough of it in Restaurant Man that you crave Barolo and Brunello while getting drunk on his words that will shake you like a monkey. Bastianich draws you in with just enough familial histrionics without dowsing you in stories of famous mom. There is very little geeking out about having a mom who is to Italian cooking what Julia is for French fare. The same goes for his partnership with Mario Batali.


There is just badtianich orange-clog talk to color his story without making Restaurant Man all about other people. As someone who is not in the restaurant business, I bought this hoping to get some “behind the scenes” insights–which did happen. It was interesting to read how he and Mario Battali developed the restaurants and businesses, the problems they had, and the passion for this industry.

I also reataurant more about his personal life – which was OK. What I really didn’t like about the book was his unrelenting use of profanity. I can only assume that this is his jan vocabulary and, therefore, was written that way.

However, it was so prevalent, that it actually detracted from the story for me. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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