We will take any excuse to be able to stare at a gorgeous Italian guy, but a gorgeous Italian guy in Italy cooking Italian food? Someone bring in the defibrillator!
In the newest episode of Now Eat This! Italy, New York Times bestselling author Rocco DiSpirito travels to Italy to cavort with Italian moms and deliver unto us the native secrets of the perfect dish of linguine with white clam sauce. By the end of this video, we were simmering like a good sauce ourselves and about as limp as a linguine noodle!
In all seriousness, Rocco comes prepared with some great tips, such as how to easily shuck live clams, something that would daunt a lot of home cooks, and a few great substitutions to bring the dish from over 1200 calories in the original to just over 320 in the skinny version. A quarter of the calories and fat with the same great flavor. We could just gobble that up! Oh, and the food looks good, too.
Hotness Warning: Rocco speaks fluent Italian and uses his hands… A LOT.