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David is not a chef. He's Italian! Canadian-born David Rocco immerses himself in the charm and beauty of Tuscan life as he visits local markets and prepares authentic, easy-to-learn classic Italian dishes. Inspired by "cucina povera," or peasant cuisine, which is at the heart of Italian cooking, David makes dishes using simple, fresh, seasonal ingredients that any home chef can do anywhere.

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All in the Family

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Rocco is treated like family when he meets up with the charismatic Eddie Oliva while on vacation along the Amalfi coast....more

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Room with a View

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Max, a friend from San Diego, returns as Rocco's houseguest indefinitely. Determined to get Max settled in Florence,...more

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Maybe Baby

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It's Gigi's birthday and what better gift for a busy dad than a day of fun away from a hectic parenting schedule? Rocco...more

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David's Latest Trip

David's Latest Trip

David returns to Italy to work on his second cookbook and scout locations for Dolce Vita.

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5 Ingredient Pasta Party

5 Ingredient Pasta Party

Orecchiette, ricotta, tomatoes, olive oil and cilantro make a refreshing one-pot meal in 20 minutes.

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About the Chef

Learn more about David Rocco, host of David Rocco's Dolce Vita, and watch how he explores Italy and finds inspiration from fresh seasonal ingredients.

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Pantry: Italian Essentials

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A well-stocked pantry makes whipping up delicious Italian meals a snap. Countless dishes can be made from ingredients on hand, but with a quick dash through the express line for perishables, the options are limitless.

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