Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, star of NBC's reality show “The Restaurant,” dishes up mouthwatering Italian classics that made his TV show and eateries so hot. DiSpirito and his mother, known simply as "Mama," were invited on the "Today" show to lift the lid on these age-old meals and share their secrets in a new book, “Rocco's Italian-American.” Here are the recipes:
Excerpted from “Rocco's Italian-American” by Rocco DiSpirito. Copyright © 2004 by Rocco DiSpirito. Published by Hyperion Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.