A Jamaica, Queens native, Rocco DiSpirito took his passion for food and became one of New York City's top superstar chefs, not to mention the star of his own hit TV show, The Restaurant. Rocco talks with Dr. Oz about his fourth book, Rocco's Real-Life Recipes, and his hands-on approach to cooking.
Filled with over 150 recipes that take less than 30 minutes to prepare, with 10 ingredients or less, Rocco says his latest cookbook is all about empowering today's everyday home cook. "This recipe book starts with the concept that the average everyday home cook is okay the way they are," he says. "I'm not about providing a fantasy that you should aspire to—I'm here to say, 'Whatever you can do is fine with me,' because just about everyone can do a little something."