Delicious Recipes with Parmigiano Reggiano

Over the years I’ve sang the praises of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, but I thought I’d...

tags: parmigiano reggiano

October 27, 2016

Book Signing Tour – New Dates Added!

  I’m hitting the road this week for my cross-Canada Book Signing Tour. We just added...

tags: book signing, dolce famiglia, tour

November 10, 2016

Cross-Canada Book Signing Tour

I’m hitting the road this month for a cross-Canada Book Signing Tour. See all dates below...

October 27, 2016

“Dolce Famiglia” New Cookbook Pre-Order and Book Signings!

My new book Dolce Famiglia comes out in just over a month. It’s all about my love of the...

September 26, 2016

New Video! Penne with Tomatoes and Ricotta

Hi all! Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that there’s a new video up on my...

July 18, 2016
crostini bruschetta

Bruschetta! Crostini! It’s all just bread to me!

There are many of stories about who first came up with bruschetta: it was developed in ancient Rome...

tags: antipasti, easy recipes

July 11, 2016
Dolce Vita Procida

Dolce Vita: Napoli

We’re just wrapping up principal photography on the latest season of David Rocco’s...

May 17, 2016

Quick Snack: Anchovy & Butter Crostini

This is a quick snack that works fantastic with prosecco. The key is to this is quality of the...

April 12, 2016

This Week on Dolce India: Homesick Blues

On a long trip to India, David is bound to feel homesick for his family and his culture. David...

March 31, 2016

This Week on Dolce India: Chennai Express

David’s comedian friends Mohan and Vidyu take him on a culinary tour of Chennai’s Tamil Nadu...

March 18, 2016

This Week on Dolce India: The Green Bharat

When David discovers a dairy farm that makes Italian cheeses in India, he takes it upon himself to...

March 4, 2016

This Week on Dolce India: Eat, Pray…

David takes a trip to the remote village of Mundota to visit his friends, Vikram and Alka, who will...

February 26, 2016
drdi ep 5 - elephant king

This Week on Dolce India: Elephant King

David is in Rajasthan exploring the land of the Kings, and who would be a better guide than the...

tags: dolce india, episode guide, india, season 1

February 4, 2016

Canadian Premiere of Dolce India: January 10

I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Season 1 of David Rocco’s Dolce India is...

January 5, 2016

COMING SOON: David Rocco’s Dolce India 2

Tonight is the world premiere of David Rocco’s Dolce India 2! You can catch it on Nat Geo...

December 16, 2015

Wine Pairing Recipes for Fall/Winter 2015

Just in time for the holiday season, I’ve put together some wine pairings using some of my...

December 8, 2015

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about presents!...

November 9, 2015

This Week on Dolce Vita: Kids’ Camp

David’s sister runs a North American-style kids’ summer camp with a special focus on food in...

October 16, 2015

This Week on Dolce Vita: Parmigiano-Reggiano

Nicola Bertinelli is an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Since taking over his...

October 9, 2015

4 Easy Summer Salad Recipes

It’s summer, it’s hot, and nobody wants to be slaving away at a stove come dinnertime....

July 23, 2015

The Dolce Vita Guide to Enjoying Pinot Grigio

From now until July 19th, you’ll save $1.50 on every bottle of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita...

July 10, 2015

Wine Pairing Recipes

  Now that my wines are available at the LCBO and will be rolling out across Canada later this...

June 3, 2015
Pre-production meeting at the Cosmopolitan hotel.

Life in the Trenches: A Behind the Scenes Look at Dolce Vita Season 5

Now that Season 5 of Dolce Vita is starting to air, I’m getting a little nostalgic for all...

tags: cosmopolitan hotel, dolce vita, dolce vita season 5, firenze, florence, hotel, tv production

May 20, 2015

Mint Madness

I’m really loving fresh mint lately. I’ve been using it instead of basil or parsley in...

May 14, 2015

Win a Video Chat with David Rocco!

Are you on Instagram? What a coincidence! So am I. We’re holding a contest exclusively for...

April 28, 2015

David Does Turbans

I’ve fallen in love with wearing the turban, even if some people back home don’t get...

April 24, 2015
David Rocco portrait by Arash Moallemi (2014)
Featured in Hello Magazine

Bring on 2015

Hey guys! Long-time, no blog! Just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and to let you know that...

February 20, 2015

Dolce Vita Wines Available Now

If you guys follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — and if you don’t, you really...

tags: dolce vita, launch, LCBO, product, wine

October 24, 2014

The Dolce Vita Guide to Kitchen Essentials

The list of kitchen gadgets you can buy is pretty long: they range from the fairly practical...

September 15, 2014

A Sneak Peek at Season 5

We just got back from our busy summer of shooting David Rocco’s Dolce Vita Season 5 in Italy,...

September 4, 2014

My Kind of Camping

Last month, I visited my sister, Maria, in Florence and we went to the Tuscan countryside together....

June 24, 2014

The Roccettes take India!

We’ve just returned from our first big family trip to India (minus Dante, but don’t...

May 5, 2014

Friday Five: Q&A with David Rocco

Every Friday, David answers five of your questions from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. What are...

April 11, 2014

Dolce India Webisodes: Elephant King

One of the best parts of eating my way across India was the street food! I still dream of vada pav...

tags: #webisode, dolce india, elephant, street food

April 7, 2014

Dolce India Webisodes: Warrior Chef

  If you caught the latest episode of Dolce India last week, you probably already know that...

tags: #webisode, dahl, dolce india, lentils, spicy, warrior chef

March 31, 2014

Friday Five – Q&A with David Rocco

  Every Friday, David answers five of your questions from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram....

March 28, 2014

In Season: Artichokes

Spring is here (though it may not feel like it)! That means fresh artichokes are back in the...

tags: artichokes, blog, dolce vita guide, in season

March 21, 2014

Happy Holi!

One of my absolute fondest memories of shooting the first season in India was celebrating Holi....

March 17, 2014

Friday Five — Q&A with David Rocco

Every Friday, David answers five of your questions from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. What are...

March 14, 2014
My favourite blue blazer from Isaia

Friday Five – Q&A with David Rocco

Every Friday, David answers five of your questions from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. What are...

March 7, 2014

Dolce India

I’m seriously so excited to announce that David Rocco’s Dolce India is premiering on...

March 5, 2014


Just a quick note to welcome you to the new and improved! I thought, hey, it’s a...

March 4, 2014

Ingredient of the Week – Grana Padano

A lot of people think Grana Padano is like a poor man’s version of Parmigianno, but...

March 2, 2014