Get to know Rocco DiSpirito, the host of Restaurant Divided.

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  • Rocco DiSpirito was born on November 19, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for (2006), (2011) and (2006).

    There’s a sizzle of spirit spilling through a Vaughan Chapters, and of its endless rows and stacked tables of literature, the open book is Rocco DiSpirito. He’s walking in brown leather shoes and fitted in an olive zip-up, weaving through a fidgeting crowd. A woman brazenly shouts out a dinner invitation to him, and he presses a mic to his mouth. “Buy a book or give me a hug,” he deadpans. A shameless grin spreads across her face as he wraps his arms around her. The audience inches close.

  • In a series of compelling, tension-filled showdowns, a top-notch amateur home cook will face off one by one against five professional chefs from every corner of the world. In the final round, he or she will compete against a celebrity chef, and Season 2 features high-profile chefs Rocco DiSpirito, Nadia G., Lorena Garcia, Duff Goldman, Eric Greenspan, Antonia Lofaso, Brian Malarkey, Aaron McCargo Jr., Marcel Vigneron and Fabio Viviani.

    Born in Queens, NY, and educated at the Culinary Institute of America, Rocco DiSpirito is well-known as a celebrity chef, cookbook author, TV host, and food truck purveyor.

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  • Rocco DiSpirito

    Rocco DiSpirito is an award-winning chef and the author of nine highly acclaimed cookbooks, including back-to-back #1 New York Times best-sellers Now Eat This! and Now Eat This! Diet. His current cookbook, Now Eat This! Italian, is also a New York Times best-seller and features classic Italian dishes reimagined, each less than 350 calories.

    Rocco has been a television mainstay for more than 20 years. He is on a mission to change people’s negative perceptions of healthy food by making low-fat and low-calorie dishes flavorful and healthy, while dispelling the myth that healthy is more expensive. Rocco’s revolutionary new book, The Pound a Day Diet, debuts January 7, 2014. The Pound a Day Diet is designed to help you lose up to five pounds every five days — without frustrating plateaus — while enjoying your favorite foods. In 2012, Rocco founded Savory Place Media, his production house. Its first project, Now Eat This! Italy, for AOL Originals, became an instant hit with millions of views and is a top 10 series on AOL ON.

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Before and after: Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito has told how he managed to lose 41lbs by ditching his unhealthy lifestyle, which saw him eat up to ten entrees during tasting sessions and drink 'too much alcohol'