Kitchen Q & A: Rocco DiSpirito

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If anyone can attest to the benefits of a healthy diet, it's chef Rocco DiSpirito (just keep him away from the pizza)!

This New York City-based restauranter and television personality's message is simple: with the right lifestyle and ingredients, you can still indulge in your favourite meals without packing on the pounds.

It's the philosophy that led to DiSpirito's own weight-loss accomplishments, as well as his popular calorie-cutting cookbook series Now Eat This! His latest edition, Now Eat This! Italian, offers 100 classic Italian recipes (derived from real-life mothers in Italy), all fewer than 350 calories!

We caught up with the celebrity chef backstage to discuss his top tip for making a healthy Italian meal, his passion for pizza, and the one food trend he wish would go away.

 

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