Rocco DiSpirito is the author of the # 1 New York Times bestsellers NOW EAT THIS! and NOW EAT THIS! DIET.  Rocco entered the Culinary Institute of America at the age of 16 and by 18 was working in the kitchens of legendary chefs. 

He was named Food & Wine’s Best New Chef and was the first chef to appear on Gourmet’s cover as America’s Most Exciting Young Chef.  His recent reality series, Rocco’s Dinner Party,  aired during the summer of 2011 on Bravo.  Rocco is a frequent guest on Good Morning America, Rachael Ray and The Dr. Oz Show and has appeared on The View, Today, The Doctors, Ellen and many other programs.