How does a nice Italian boy from Queens turn his passion for food and wine into an empire? In his New York Times best-selling memoir, Restaurant Man, Joe Bastianich charts his culinary journey from working in his parents’ red-sauce joint to becoming one of the country’s most successful restaurateurs. Writing vividly in an authentic New York style that is equal parts rock ’n’ roll and hard-ass, bottom-line business reality.
From New York to Italy, Giuseppino chronicles Joe’s adventures as an American returning to his beloved ancestral home of Italy, becoming a part of Italian pop culture, and the whirlwind of a life lived with one foot in each world.
Te la do io l'America
A superb collection of Joe’s favorite American and New York classics for the Italian market. Available only in Italian.
Travel through the Italian countryside with Joseph Bastianich, exploring his thoughtfully honed list of favorite Italian wines. Grandi Vini is a rich exploration of eighty-nine Italian wines that rank among the world’s best—a wonderful read for any wine enthusiast.
Vino Italiano is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country’s wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes. Extensive reference materials—on Italy’s 300 growing zones, 361 authorized grape varieties, and 200 of the top producers— provide essential information for restaurateurs and wine merchants, as well as for wine enthusiasts. Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, Vino Italiano is the perfect invitation to the Italian wine experience.