Celebrity in the Kitchen
Before he was named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Chef,” Rocco DiSpirito wasn’t always as fit and healthy as he appears now on his TV shows. A few years ago, his doctor diagnosed him with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and the start of heart disease and prediabetes. DiSpirito started working out, eating healthy and participating in triathlons to lose weight. He had already written six cookbooks, but he was inspired by his own health crisis to write one with low-sugar and simple carbohydrate recipes. His book, Now Eat This, rocketed to the top of the best-seller list and led him to host and produce a show on the Z Living cable network. DiSpirito went on to write several more cookbooks, including Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious, which featured more than 200 mostly plant-based recipes for everyday life. DiSpirito is recognized for his inspiring weight loss journey and is committed to proving that healthy and delicious are not mutually exclusive. Rocco’s recipe for “Pappardelle of Chicken with Winter Pesto” will make any holiday table shine.