The family of famed Italian chef Lidia Bastianich, which partnered with Batali on a number of restaurants, said Wednesday that they had bought out his shares.
Joe Bastianich has since issued a statement claiming the comments are "not reflective of his views."
"I'm a compulsive entrepreneur," said Joe Bastianich, "it's all I want to do all the time, so Restaurant Startup is the perfect show for me." In its third season and wrapping tonight with the season finale, Bastianich took some time to chat with me about his career on television and as both a highly successful restaurateur and investor.
"MasterChef" host and restaurant owner Joe Bastianich gives the scoop on truffle oil.
We talk to Graham Elliot of MasterChef and MasterChef Junior about his love of candy, whether he would leave Chicago and whether Joe Bastianich or Gordon Ramsey is a secret softie.
Cooking in front of an audience is like putting yourself in a pressure cooker. Master Chef on FOX is gearing up for is fifth season with open-call auditions for contestants.
I have just seen the coolest thing in the wine world. It's a game changer. I have to tell you I've seen the future of wine.