I am so excited to have celebrity chef, Rocco DiSpirito, joining me soon on Mondays with Marlo! Now's your chance to ask the celebrated chef anything you'd like to know about:
- Tips on eating healthier
- Healthy ways to cook your favorite meals
- Healthy snacks for kids
- His work with New York City children
- His latest TV show, "Now Eat This with Rocco DiSpirito"
- Quick and easy recipes
- His favorite meals
- His recent book, "Now Eat This! Italian"
- Food trucks
- How to curb your appetite
- Anything else he wants to talk about!
Be sure to leave your questions in the comment section below!
Rocco DiSpirito is a chef and the author of nine award winning books including the # 1 New York Times bestsellers "Now Eat This!" And "Now Eat This! Diet". Rocco’s "Now Eat This!" series features healthy makeovers of America’s favorite comfort foods, from fried chicken to apple pie, all with zero bad carbs, zero bad fats, zero sugar, and maximum flavor. Everything you’ve always loved … well, now you can enjoy it without worrying about what it will do to your waistline. What’s more, every dish weighs in at less than 350 calories.
Chef Rocco DiSpirito is on a mission to change people’s perception of healthy food by making delicious low-fat, low-calorie dishes easily accessible. To that end, he launched the Now Eat This! food truck, which will travel around New York City selling meals created from recipes featured in his wildly successful series of cookbooks of the same name. Each meal will include an entrée under 350 calories as well as a healthy drink and dessert option. Chef DiSpirito will donate 100% of the proceeds to provide a free lunch to a New York City student.
Once a week, during Free Lunch Fridays, Chef DiSpirito will personally visit different city schools to educate the students on the massive benefits of eating healthy foods. As part of that program, he will serve free lunches to the participating students paid for by the generosity of other New Yorkers who buy their lunch from the Now Eat This Truck.
In September 2012 Rocco’s syndicated television show "Now Eat This! With Rocco DiSpirito" will air across America. In each episode Rocco will challenge, guide and encourage a family and their children to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Also in September 2012 Rocco will publish his next book in the series, "Now Eat This! Italian". Rocco traveled to Italy to learn how to prepare our favorite Italian dishes from the inside the kitchens of the real Mama’s of Italy, all under 350 calories.
Rocco began his culinary studies at the Culinary Institute of America at the age of 16 and by 20 was working in the kitchens of legendary chefs around the globe. He was named Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef and was the first chef to appear on Gourmet Magazine’s cover as "America’s Most Exciting Young Chef". His 3 Star Restaurant Union Pacific was a New York City culinary landmark for many years. Ruth Reichl said of her experience at Union Pacific, she “moaned as she ate” in her famous New York Times review. His reality television series "Rocco’s Dinner Party" aired during the summer of 2011 on Bravo.
Rocco is a frequent guest on "Good Morning America", "Rachael Ray" and "The Dr. Oz Show" and has appeared on "The View", "TODAY", "The Doctors", "The Ellen Show" and many other programs.
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