Is Joe Bastianich, chef, American entrepreneur and tv character of Friulian origin, sworn in Masterchef program, to win the the tenth edition of the Premio Bancarella della cucina.
A victory that came at the end of the usual ceremony which was held at the Rose Theatre, Although instead of Bastianich, not present in Pontremoli, to receive the award was Sara Leek, co-author of the book Garad. From New York to Italy history of my return home (UTET).
The victory was clear: of 65 sent cards from booksellers, 42 preferences went to the couple's book Bastianich-Porro which, as will be explained, "it is a sort of biography of the same Joe, in a process of rediscovery of his Italian heritage and love, culinary also, that this rediscovery has tied to the land of the boot». Others 5 Finalists selected by the jury were Stall: Greasy and bisunti. Journey into Italy of street food by Chef Rubio (Sperling&Kupfer); XXL. 50 dishes that have widened my life by Paolo Marchi (Mondadori); History of Italian cuisine by Alberto Capatti (Guido Tommasi Publisher); Eat well? The 7 rules for recognizing good food Roberta Schira (Salani); The genius of taste. As Italian food conquered the world by Alessandro Marzio Magno (Garzanti).
Gianni Tarantula, President of the Foundation "book town" the Association that organizes the Stand claimed the importance of this award «giunto its first ten years of healthy life. Now our task is to continue to grow».