This week on A Taste of the Past Linda speaks to Joe Bastianich & his sainted mother Lidia Bastianich for a discussion about Eataly. The largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world, Eataly is the brainchild of Mario Batali, the Bastianichs, and Oscar Farinetti, founder of the original Eataly in Turin. Tune in to find out how the project came together and for a break down of the immense scope of this wildly successful undertaking. Find out how Joe is handling selling everything from cookware to crudo to beer from a brewery on the roof, all in one place. This episode was sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.




Photo 1: The B&B Family, Photo 2: Eataly layout