Joe Bastianich Speaks Out on Bataligate

Come on in, Wall Street.
Come on in, Wall Street. Photo: Joe Bastianich

"I come from that world, I worked on Wall Street for many years. I think that what was said in that room was probably misinterpreted to a certain degree. I’m one of those people so I get both sides of the story. Of course we want [finance types] to come to our restaurants." —Joe Bastianich reacts to his business partner, Mario Batali, comparing bankers to Hitler and Stalin.