10/01/2012 05:37 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Rocco Learned From His Mom About Cooking (VIDEO)

When celebrity chef and author of "Now Eat This! Italian", Rocco DiSpirito, he told me all about the fabulous advice his mother shared with him when he was first starting out. Not only did Rocco's mother tell him that cooking is about making people happy and bringing people together, she also told him how important it is to sample your food as you're cooking.

For more advice on healthy cooking, check out the twelve ingredients Rocco recommends you have in your kitchen:

Rocco DiSpirito's Healthy Italian Ingredients

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