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Recipes From Now Eat This! Italian

Rocco DiSpirito — former owner of New York’s Union Pacific restaurant and host of Rocco’s Dinner Party, The Restaurant and Rocco Gets Real — has come out with a new installment in his Now Eat This! series of books. Now Eat This! Italian (2012 Grand Central Life & Style) is full of traditional and modern Italian fare. Weight-conscious food lovers no longer need to deprive themselves of the ever-popular cuisine — the book offers healthy and low calorie dishes that are still full of flavour. After travelling to Italy and perfecting the recipes side-by-side with the chefs who make them, DiSpirito brought them back home to develop for this cookbook. Try his low-fat fettuccini alfredo, Brussels sprouts as a simple side dish or serve his panna cotta (pictured above) for dessert at a dinner party.