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David Rocco Talks Olive Oil

A lot of folks ask me about olive oil, so here’s the deal. I use extra virgin for everything, including deep frying. There’s no comparison to other oils. Don’t believe me? Try frying your french fries next time in EVOO.

I generally have two types: a good one for frying and sauteing, and an amazing one for drizzling over and finishing bruschetta, salads, pastas, meats, etc.

To find that amazing bottle, you can go to a gourmet supermarket, deli, or cheese shop and ask them to try out a few, or check out your favorite Italian wine maker — they often make an excellent olive oil.

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Cookie #2: David Rocco’s Chocolate Espresso Cookies

12 Days of CookiesCooking Channel is joining Food Network for our first annual cookie swap, 12 Days of Cookies. Each day, visit us here for a look at new holiday cookies, party-planning tips and top techniques for rolling, spooning, slicing, baking and decorating delicious sweet treats to give — or keep — from favorite chefs and Food People. Then visit FoodNetwork.com/12daysofcookies for great takes on holiday baking from Food Network chefs — cookies by the dozen to celebrate all season.

David Rocco loves a good cup of espresso, but if you’re looking for a slightly sweeter twist on that Italian classic, try his Chocolate Espresso cookies. Each bite is a taste of David’s Dolce Vita: In the cookies, he combines a double shot of chocolate (semisweet and cocoa powder) with the makings of a real espresso — coffee and milk, offered in balance.

The result? These cookies boast a delicious zip beneath their crackly sugared tops, providing a sophisticated pause amid the season’s bustle and a tasty treat for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

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Unique Sweets

Tribeca Grill Sweet

Pear & Chestnut Verrine Flavored with Rum Anejo, from Tribeca Grill

Last Saturday, over 50 pastry chefs from New York City restaurants and bakeries competed at the Sweet event, part of the New York Wine and Food Festival. It was a fantastic confectionery spectacle, featuring some truly unique sweet treats.

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Cooking Channel Fall Preview

This fall, Cooking Channel is serving up all-new shows that will get you in the kitchen, cooking up all kinds of delicious eats. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming!

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Pix Potluck: Fresh Berry Pavlova

Pix Potluck:  Mixed Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd - Elisabeth Panettiere Palatiello

Pix Potluck: Mixed Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd - Elisabeth Panettiere Palatiello

It’s still summer, kids, and blueberries could not be sweeter.  If you’ve already made the pie, poured on the cream, dressed up the cereal and hit your blueberry hill, fear not.  Facebooker Elisabeth shared a sinful sanctuary for your best berries…

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David Rocco’s Updates from Italy

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David hanging out in Florence

This summer, I lived vicariously through David Rocco as he traversed Italy for three weeks to work on his second cookbook and scout locations for the next season of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita. Every day I’d check his Facebook fan page for the next mouth-watering update as David cooked and ate his way through Sicily, the Amalfi Coast and Florence.

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Cooking the Channel: A Duo of David Rocco Salads

Summer in a bowl: David Rocco's panzanella salad

Summer in a bowl: David Rocco's panzanella salad

On a sweltering Sunday, the last thing I wanted to do was turn on a burner or the oven. It was the perfect day for light, refreshing no-cook recipes. Maybe a salad, I thought, but not any old boring jumble of lettuce and dressing. A couple fresh Italian salads from David Rocco’s Dolce Vita caught my eye and I knew they’d make an ideal summer meal.

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Pix Potluck – Eggs-ceptional Looking Dish

Egg and Asparagus Quiche

Egg and Asparagus Quiche?

We’re loving the fan photos shared on our Facebook page and this shot caught our eye today.  Katalin has been sharing amazing shots (have you seen her strawberry rhubarb pie??) but this felt like a nice one for the beginning of summer…

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Roger Mooking’s Other Gig

Roger Mooking slings the hash

Roger Mooking slings the hash

When he’s not in the kitchen jazzing up dishes with exotic ingredients and spices, Toronto chef and Everyday Exotic host Roger Mooking can be found jamming in the recording studio….

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Food Bloggers Cooking: David Rocco

David Rocco takes a break as food bloggers have at it

David Rocco takes a break as food bloggers have at it

No Roman holiday in the cards for your summer? How about a quick weekend staycation with three tribute recipes that are about as irresistible as Mr. Rocco himself…

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