Saturday, December 19, 2009

David Rocco Dolce Vita Cookbook Giveaway

David Rocco's Dolce Vita Cookbook
After three successful seasons of "Dolce Vita", David Rocco now has a cookbook out. Cooking and eating is such a big part of the Italian lifestyle, and the book captures that with lots of photos of food and family. David often says, "I'm not a chef, I'm Italian!" and believes cooking should be simple and fun. The book aims for easy-to-learn but authentic and tasty recipes. I've always liked his infectious charm and easy-going manner. I hear the book continues in that vein too.

Thanks to the generous folks at Discovery Travel & Living (DTL) Asia, I have five of his cookbooks to give away to readers! Contest is open to residents of Singapore.

All you have to do is answer two simple questions (in the comments).
Q.1 What cuisine is featured in Dolce Vita?
Q.2 What would you tell David Rocco if you got the chance to meet him?

This time it's not "first come, first win" so don't worry if you're reading this a day late. I'll be choosing the five most interesting answers to Question 2 but answers to Question 1 must be correct, of course. Deadline, however, is midnight of 24 Dec 2009. Winners will be announced on the blog on Christmas morning, so come back here to see if you've got an extra present!

The book is also available at Kinokuniya bookstores (members get 20% off storewide til 27 Dec 2009). I'm definitely going to check it out.

DTL also has a few programs lined up for Christmas. Program descriptions from the channel itself:

Nigella's Christmas Kitchen 2

Nigella's Christmas Kitchen 2 - every Monday at 7pm; beginning 14 Dec 
Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson believes that Christmas is both a season to be treasured and a state of mind that has to be achieved by relishing long established routines and welcoming new ones too. In the new "Nigella's Christmas Kitchen 2", Nigella will be preparing her Christmas larder in advance, prepping party food for the freezer and revealing some of her sanity preserving short-cuts that make even the most routine recipes redolent with Christmas sparkle! Learn the joys of an unhurried Christmas this year in "Nigella's Christmas Kitchen 2!

Willie's Perfect Chocolate Christmas

Willie's Perfect Chocolate Christmas - premieres Wed 23 Dec at 9pm
The eccentric chocolatier Willie Harcourt-Cooze returns for a holiday special in "Willie's Perfect Chocolate Christmas". Having successfully set up their 'wonky' chocolate factory in Devon, Willie, Tania and their three children return for a festive foodie extravaganza. Willie will be taking care of the menu for the holiday season, preparing a series of mouth watering chocolate themed recipes, boozy chocolate mince pies, a classic chocolate tart and the perfect party treats for entertaining friends including a quince chocolate cheese and a chocolate and clementine cheesecake. It’s going to be oh-so-chocolate-y Christmas on Discovery Travel & Living!


  1. Q.1 What cuisine is featured in Dolce Vita?


    Q.2 What would you tell David Rocco if you got the chance to meet him?

    I can't decide which looks better.. the food or the chef cooking it! =D

  2. 1. Italian
    2. How do you stay lean, with the amount of pasta in your shows?!

  3. 1. Italian

    2. Mama mia! If I had to have another reason to fall in love with Italian food, it has got to be your cooking!

  4. hot hot hot!

    1. italian

    2. i am not a chef.. but I could watch you cook all night:P

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  6. 1. Italian
    2. You say you are not a chef; you are Italian. But do you think you would still be cooking if your were of any other nationality?

  7. 1. Italiano!

    2. amore Italia, ora lascia che ti mostri alimentari Singapore (love Italy, now let me show you Singapore food)

  8. 1. Italian

    2. I'm not a chef either. I'm Chinese!

  9. 1. Italian
    2. Chinese/Italian fusion can be so much more than it is now. Can you imagine a Chicken Rice Aglio Olio Pasta or Hairy Crab Roe Calzone?

  10. 1. italian

    2. i will tell him, "wanna try making durian-misu.. ?"

  11. 1. Italian

    2. I will tell him " Can I be just be your assistant for just one season of your show ! "


  12. 1.Italian
    2.I'm not a food critic,I'm a Singaporean!


  13. 1. Italian
    2. I watch your show because you are so cute!

  14. 1. Italian!

    2. They say the way through a man's heart is his stomach, but with your délicieux cooking skills, I betcha it works just the very same with all the girls out there - or even better!

  15. 1. Italian

    2. So, what's up for lunch?

  16. 1) Italian
    2) What are we waiting for? Let's EAT~!

  17. 1. Italian
    2. Please show me how to cook that 1 starter, 1 Main Course and 1 Dessert that will WOW my man away.

  18. 1.italian
    2. Boomz is to Singaporeans what mama mia is to Italians. Keep the good food rolling!

  19. 1) Italian
    2) I think you are a very good chef, you made italian dishes easy~ But do you wash all the dishes after that??

  20. 1) italian
    2) I would tell him "you're hot, are you single"? lol No. Joking I am not that bold enough so I would just ask him what inspires his cooking and how he comes up with new recipes. I reckon it being hard.

  21. 1) Italian.

    2) Please cook for me!

    Audrey Tan S. T.

  22. 1. Italian
    2. I wish my husband could and would cook for me too. Can I bring him to you for cooking lessons?

  23. Hey just taking the op to say, glad to have been following your blog - it inspires us to keep blogging better. We r big fans.. anywayz, Merry Christmas and happy new year babes..see you in 2010!!

  24. 1. Italian

    2. I would shake his hand and say " I have always enjoyed watching u cook such beautiful dishes and following your receipes to make the same ones at home. Thank you for helping me bring joy and the love of Italian food to my home ! "

  25. 1. Italian
    2. You really make cooking look so effortlessly and fun! I tried it at home. Ha. It's "almost as good as yours". Cheers

  26. Hey thanks everyone for participating! There's still a couple hours left for last minute entries. I'll be posting the winners tomorrow, so come back soon!

  27. 1. Italian cuisine.

    2. Your passion for sharing good wholesome food with everyone inspires me to step into the kitchen and start banging those pots and pans on the stove once again. And yes, the washing up is a nightmare as always but I'll put up with it because your recipes are such a charm!

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