The Stats:


madeinitaly_cookbookTitle:  David Rocco’s ‘Made in Italy’

Price: $24.99 CDN

Availability: Major bookstores and retailers


The Book:


If you’re as much of a fan of Italian food as we are, you’re going to lose it over Chef David Rocco’s Made in Italy  — now available in softcover. With over 140 yummy recipes for everything from pastas and pizzas (obviously) to soups and drinks, it’s clear that David Rocco knows his Italian food. Not that we didn’t already know that.


His show David Rocco’s Dolce Vita brings a taste of Italy into the living rooms of viewers, and this book is an extension of that style of cooking.


Of course, we can’t forget about dessert. From tiramisu to cheesecake, Made in Italy has got you covered when you’re looking to impress your guests at your next dinner party. What’s great about this book is that along with tons of great recipes, there’s also some gorgeous photography going on in here. And we’re not just talking about the expected (but always much appreciated) shots of the dishes, but you’ll get a peek into some of Italy’s most stunning scenery.


David Rocco is known for his “simple, delicious and timeless” style of cooking, and Made in Italy is certainly no exception. These are recipes that everyone can make. You can even get the entire family involved! This book is definitely meant to be fun and serve as an inspiration for your own cooking adventures.


Final Analysis:

You may like it if:

  • You love Italian food
  • You’re not picky about exact measurements and have a more laidback approach to cooking
  • You prefer to keep things simple

You may not like it if:

  • You like structure and exact measurements when you cook


I have two autographed (!!) copies of David Rocco’s Made in Italy to give away to a couple of lucky winners. For your chance to win, email with the answer to the following question:

What 3 words does David Rocco often use to describe his style of cooking?