Rocco DiSpirito
American television chef
Rocco DiSpirito
Rocco DiSpirito is an American chef based in New York City.
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Monday's TV highlights: 'Big Fan' and more
LATimes - about 2 months
  SERIES The New Celebrity Apprentice Chef Rocco DiSpirito, Internet personality Justine Ezarik, and entertainment lawyer Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger — host Arnold Schwarzenegger’s nephew — serve as guest advisors in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC Supergirl A repeat episode of the action drama kicks...
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The New Celebrity Apprentice: all you need to know about the new season.
Yahoo News - 2 months
The New Celebrity Apprentice has a whole lot new about it: a new title and a new "Chairman of the Board," as the show calls him, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What else is new? Here's all you need to know about the new season. The top 3 most anticipated new winter TV shows The 16 contestants hoping to win $250,000 for their charity - Retired boxer Laila Ali: The Women's Sports Foundation, which ensures girls' access to sports - Actor/comic Jon Lovitz: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer - '80s icon Boy George: Safe Kids Worldwide, which helps prevent childhood injuries - Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson: Young Warriors , a program for fatherless boys - Former Dancing with the Stars winner and host Brooke Burke-Charvet: Operation Smile , for kids with facial deformities - Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior: The Arthritis Foundation - Former host of Big Morning Buzz Live with Carr ...
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Rocco DiSpirito Reveals His 'Negative Calorie Diet'
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Does losing 10 pounds in 10 days sound impossible? Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero and discusses his new "Negative Calorie" recipes to help us do just that.
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Well: A Chef Workout (and Meal) From Rocco DiSpirito
NYTimes - almost 2 years
The author of “Cook Your Butt Off!” discusses his personal health turnaround and how he has spread the message.
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Well: ‘Cook Your Butt Off!’ With Rocco DiSpirito
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Next Wednesday, May 6, Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity chef and author of “Cook Your Butt Off,” will join The Well Book Club to answer your questions about gluten-free, low-calorie eating, staying active and avoiding those extra calories.
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Publishers Weekly Bestsellers: The Week's Hottest Reads
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Copyright 5/8 2013 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 1/26/14, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8 2013 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking Adult) 2. "First Love" by James Patterson and Emily Raymond (Little, Brown) 3. "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) 4. "Sycamore Row" by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. "The First Phone Call from Heaven" by Mitch Albom (Harper) 6. "Command Authority" by Tom Clancy (Putnam Adult) 7. "Cross My Heart" by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 8. "Fear Nothing" by Lisa Gardner (Dutton) 9. "Lost Lake " by Sarah Addison Allen (St. Martin's Press) 10. "Standup Guy" by Stuart Woods (Putnam Adult) 11. "The Days of Anna Madrigal" by Armistead Maupin (Harper) 12. "Under the Wide and Starry Sky" by Nancy Horan (Ballantine) 13. "The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 14. "The Gods of Guilt" by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 15. "Hazardous Duty" by W.E.B. Griff ...
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What Is The Pound A Day Diet? Introducing Rocco DiSpirito's Pound A Day Diet - American Live Wire
Google News - about 3 years
American Live Wire What Is The Pound A Day Diet? Introducing Rocco DiSpirito's Pound A Day Diet American Live Wire The new year is here, and that means time to start going after those New Year's resolutions. For some, like me, this may mean diet and exercise are on that list. Just how do you go about finding the right diet? The latest craze appears to be Chef Rocco ... Rocco Dispirito and his healthy lifestyle transformationCNN (blog) Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito concocts low-carb 'Pound a Day' weight loss dietExaminer.com Rocco DiSpirito's new diet plankplr11.com KMBZ all 10 news articles »
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Rocco on cooking, eating healthy
CNN - about 3 years
Piers Morgan and Rocco DiSpirito discuss healthy eating and cooking
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Scott Bridges: Best Of Summer Eating In LA
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been one of the mildest summers in years in L.A., but for food lovers it's been ghost-chili hot (and for ghost chili lovers, new Indian gastropub, Badmaash, is serving it up in a curry). So here are some highlights to check out before fall. One of the hottest trends the last few months has been the emergence of octopus on menus around town. Downtown, Mo-Chica: Chef Ricardo Zarate creates an Anticucho Pulpo - grilled octopus with a twice-cooked Kennebec potato and Rocoto Rustico. He also serves this dish Picca. [Photo: Mo-Chica/Facebook] In the Mid-City area, at Ray's, Chef Kris Morningstar serves up an appetizer of octopus with Burrata cheese, charred broccoli, Fresno chile puree and a fennel-and-lemon-olive vinaigrette. [Photo: Ray's & Stark Bar/Facebook] In West Hollywood, Fig & Olive's Chef Pascal Lorange serves Octopus a la Gallega. The octopus is braised, sliced razor-thin and served with pimento- (Spanish paprika) lemon dressing and Cobranco ...
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WATCH: Kraft's New Ads Make Us Deeply Uncomfortable
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It hurts. It hurts so much. Read more: Rocco DiSpirito, Kraft, Kraft Recipe Makers, Carla Hall, Rocco Dispirito Kraft, Carla Hall Kraft, Recipe Makers, Celebrity-Chefs, Taste News
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Rocco DiSpirito Reveals How He Dropped 50 Pounds
Huffington Post - over 3 years
He may be in tip-top shape now, but Rocco DiSpirito wasn't always running triathlons. After his doctor confronted him about his high blood pressur... Read more: Rocco Dispirito Weight, Rocco Dispirito Food and Wine Festival, Rocco Dispirito Diet, Rocco Dispirito Recipe, Celebrity Chefs, Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, Rocco Dispirito Now Eat This Diet, Rocco Dispirito Pound a Day Diet, Rocco DiSpirito Show, Rocco DiSpirito, Celebrity Chef Rocco Dispirito, Food and Wine Festival, Rocco Dispirito Now Eat This, Rocco Dispirito Weight Loss, Celebrity News
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The Diet-Related Books (And Trends) For 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Are you a celebrity watcher? A magazine clipper? A list maker, supplement taker, whole grains baker? No matter what kind of person you are, there's a new diet cookbook to help lay the foundation for that inevitable New Year's resolution. The 2012 crop of healthy eating books runs the gamut from secrets of the rich and famous to levelheaded lifestyle recommendations and quick-loss programs. Here are a few that crossed our desks. SEE: The top diet-related books of 2012: For celebrity worshippers — "One Dish at a Time" by Valerie Bertinelli (Rodale Books) Television actress-turned-Jenny Craig spokeswoman Valerie Bertinelli offers recipes and stories based on her Italian-American upbringing. Dishes such as ribollita, a tomatoey vegetable soup, garlicky linguine and clam sauce and chipotle-spiked bison burgers (from the American side) sound warm and filling enough for a cold winter day. Each recipe offers calorie counts (some of which you'd rather not know — that bison ...
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Video: How KISS launched chef Rocco DiSpirito's career
CBS News - over 4 years
Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Rocco DiSpirito held his first restaurant job at age 11, and has since turned his love for food into a successful brand. He speaks with Rebecca Jarvis.
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Video: Rocco DiSpirito's Spaghetti and Meatballs
CBS News - over 4 years
Rocco DiSpirito is known for heating up the kitchen with his innovative fusion cooking, as well as the dance floor as a fan favorite on "Dancing with the Stars." He stopped by "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to share the recipe for his ultimate dish: his Mama's Spaghetti and Meatballs.
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WATCH: Marlo Thomas With Rocco DiSpirito
Huffington Post - over 4 years
This week, I was joined by celebrity chef and author, Rocco DiSpirito on Mondays With Marlo. We covered everything from healthy cooking to easy recipes to curbing your appetite. Rocco had so much great information -- and he even shared recipes from his recent book, "Now Eat This! Italian". Rocco's new TV show “Now Eat This! With Rocco DiSpirito” is airing now and you can check your local listings for stations and show times. To find out more about Rocco's favorite Italian meals, check out his latest book, "Now Eat This! Italian". For more advice on healthy cooking, check out the twelve ingredients Rocco recommends you have in your kitchen: See more clips (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Add Marlo On Facebook: ...
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Hanks, Timberlake among 'Stand Up to Cancer' stars
Blue Ridge Now - over 4 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More A-listers have signed on to support the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon. Organizers say Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, and Olympic gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas and Missy Franklin will participate in the hour-long TV special. It is set to air Friday on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and more than a dozen cable channels. The slate of stars announced Wednesday also includes Eric Stonestreet, Ray Romano, Felicity Huffman, Rocco DiSpirito and Maura Tierney. They'll join previously announced participants such as Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow also is an executive producer of the fundraiser that will be carried commercial-free from 8-9 p.m. EDT from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Coldplay and Alicia Keys are set to perform during the special, and patients participating in Stand Up to Cancer trial ...
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Cat Deeley Makes the Guys ‘Turn the Chairs’ on Her FOX Dating Show “The Choice”
Current Movie News - over 4 years
This evening on “The Choice,” Cat Deeley is once more in command as she directs the guys to “Turn the chairs” throughout the show as they select potential dates from the sound of their voice and then the speed coice round where they select one to dismiss bring the final choice which is like a Miss Universe pageant where one needs to answer a selected question for the guy whose dating pool she is in. Tonight the men seeking dates are Taylor Hicks (“American Idol”), NBA Hall of Fame hopeful Warren Sapp (“Dancing with the Stars”), Chef Rocco DiSpirito, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino (“Jersey Shore”). Who will get the dream date and who gets thrown back in the ocean? Let’s find out… In the first round, Mike “The Situation” is the first to fill his dating pool with lawyer Liz, Jersey girl Jessica, and screaming Italian Laura. Following him, is Rocco, whose dating pool gets filled with “pee pants” Christina, football lover Lexi, and Latin beauty Veronica. Warren fills his pool next wi ...
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What's On Tonight: The Choice, Beach Blanket Bingo, America's Worst Tattoos
Berlin Patch - over 4 years
The Choice, 9 p.m., Fox OK, so the “ladies” are getting the short end of the stick here  - so to speak: “Reality-TV star Mike “The Situation'' Sorrentino, singer Taylor Hicks, former professional football player Warren Sapp and chef Rocco DiSpirito look for love.” Really? The Situation and Taylor Hicks on the same stage? Armageddon, anyone? Beach Blanket Bingo, 1 p.m., TCM Shut up! Awesome! I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen this whole movie. “Lovers quarrel around surfers, Don Rickles, Buster Keaton, Von Zipper's biker gang. Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Paul Lynde, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck.” America’s Worst Tattoos, 10 p.m., TLC Not so much a reality show as a cautionary tale, kids. “A woman whose ex gave her an X-rated tattoo gets a tattoo transformation.”
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rocco DiSpirito
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 46
    Debuting in 2013, DiSpirito hosts the Food Network reality show Restaurant Divided, where he goes to struggling restaurants where the owners have two differing visions.
    More Details Hide Details He then picks which concept will save the restaurant.
  • 2012
    Age 45
    DiSpirito hosts the syndicated television program Now Eat This! with Rocco Dispirito, which debuted on September 15, 2012.
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    DiSpirito appeared as a celebrity contestant on the June 21, 2012, episode of the Fox dating game show The Choice.
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  • 2011
    Age 44
    On June 15, 2011, DiSpirito debuted as host of a weekly reality TV cooking competition, titled Rocco's Dinner Party, on Bravo TV.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    On May 3, 2010, DiSpirito appeared as himself on the ABC television series Castle in the episode "Food to Die For".
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  • 2008
    Age 41
    DiSpirito was a contestant on season seven of Dancing With The Stars and was paired with professional ballroom dancer Karina Smirnoff. He was eliminated on the October 14, 2008, episode and placed ninth overall.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, DiSpirito performed a public service announcement for Do Something to promote food drives for schools.
    He appeared on NBC's The Biggest Loser: Couples (season 5) in an episode that aired on February 5, 2008 (episode 506), in which contestants were challenged to prepare three healthy courses based on DiSpirito's recipes; DiSpirito judged the food and determined the winning team.
    More Details Hide Details The following season he appeared on the second episode (airing September 23, 2008) of The Biggest Loser: Families, taking the "worst" cook of each pair shopping and teaching them to prepare healthy recipes.
    He was also featured in a Lincoln MKX commercial and the ABC sitcom The Knights of Prosperity, and was a guest judge on Bravo's Top Chef. DiSpirito returned in the Top Chef season three finale (Top Chef: Miami) — in which three celebrity chefs were brought to work as sous chefs to the contestants, with DiSpirito assisting Hung Huynh — and was a guest judge on the March 14, 2008 Top Chef season four premiere (Top Chef: Chicago).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 37
    DiSpirito succeeded Arthur Schwartz as host of Food Talk, an hour-long morning talk show on New York Radio WOR (AM), from October 2004 through December 2005, and then hosted 12 episodes of the TV show Rocco Gets Real on A&E (October 4 through December 27, 2008).
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  • 2003
    Age 36
    From 2003 to 2004, DiSpirito starred in the NBC reality television show The Restaurant, which followed the launch and operation of a new Manhattan restaurant called Rocco's on 22nd.
    More Details Hide Details The show was canceled and DiSpirito was successfully sued by the restaurant's financier Jeffrey Chodorow to have the restaurant shut down and DiSpirito banned from entering the premises.
  • 1997
    Age 30
    DiSpirito is best known as a celebrity chef and a cookbook author. He is known for his involvement in Union Pacific, a restaurant he opened in 1997 in the Gramercy Park section of Manhattan.
    More Details Hide Details A year later, New York Times reviewer Ruth Reichl, in an ecstatic three-star review, reported that a woman at the next table was moaning in uncontrollable ecstasy as she ate, but it was impossible to determine what dish had provoked that reaction, since just about every entree was worthy of such moans. DiSpirito departed Union Pacific in 2004.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1986
    Age 19
    DiSpirito was born in Queens, New York City, New York. He graduated in 1986 from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and in 1990 from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in business.
    More Details Hide Details DiSpirito is known for his Italian-American cuisine and his innovative fusion cooking.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on November 19, 1966.
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