Restaurant Man

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Penguin, May 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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“The best, funniest, most revealing inside look at the restaurant biz since Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.” —Jay McInerney

With a new foreword by Mario Batali

Joe Bastianich is unquestionably one of the most successful restaurateurs in America—if not the world. So how did a nice Italian boy from Queens turn his passion for food and wine into an empire? In Restaurant Man, Joe charts a remarkable journey that first began in his parents’ neighborhood eatery. Along the way, he shares fascinating stories about his establishments and his superstar chef par tners—his mother, Lidia Bastianich, and Mario Batali.

Ever since Anthony Bourdain whet literary palates with Kitchen Confidential, restaurant memoirs have been mainstays of the bestseller lists. Serving up equal parts rock ’n’ roll and hard-ass business reality, Restaurant Man is a compelling ragu-to-riches chronicle that foodies, businessmen, and aspiring restauranteurs alike will be hankering to read.

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User Review  - Haidji - LibraryThing

I'll never walk into a restaurant the same way again The book is a great read. If you work or if you don't work in the restaurant industry, I'd recommend this book. It is a great inside story of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - rbartholomew - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. I watch very little television and I am unfamiliar with the New York fine dining scene. I did not know who Joe Bastianich was before I started the book. Having enjoyed ... Read full review


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About the author (2012)

JOE BASTIANICH lives in Connecticut. He is an acclaimed restauranteur and judge on MasterChef alongside Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot.

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