Joe Bastianich Speaks Out on Bataligate

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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.