David Rocco's Dolce Napoli

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David Rocco's Dolce Napoli
Starts Oct. 1st 
Sundays 7:30pm - 8pm 
Tuesdays 10:30pm - 11pm 

Episodes



EP 1 – Easter in Ischia

The volcanic island of Ischia, in the gulf of Naples, is a popular tourist destination known for its hot springs and amazing food. David joins the locals for the celebration of the Spring Equinox, where for the entire long weekend, people cook, eat and celebrate!


EP 2 - O Pizza Mia!

What makes a great pizza, or pizza margherita? Is it the rich, sweet flavour of the San Marzano tomato sauce, the right amount of creamy buffalo mozzarella, the fresh hit of basil or the perfect balance of all three? David spends time with Gino Sorbillo, who's family has one of Naples' oldest pizzerias, in the hopes of uncovering the secret to making the best pizza in the world. He also tries some classic Neapolitan street food, pizza fritta and pizza a portafoglio, and helps teach a group of children the art of making and eating pizza.



EP 3 – Napoli Street Food

Napoli is a vibrant city packed with markets, restaurants and street vendors. Which means, that Napoli has a street food scene that can’t be beat! Egidio, a local food blogger, shows David the ins and outs of food that you can eat anywhere. From the delicious and massive pannini to the not so tasty pigs feet, he experiences everything from meatballs to octopus tea to classic dessert!


EP 4 – Town of Pozzuoli

Did you know it was possible to cook with the steam from a volcano? David returns to his roots and visits Pozzuoli, a small town just outside Naples where his father was born. There he meets Marianna Vitale, a Michelin Star chef who takes David on a cultural food tour including a visit to the Solfatara Volcano, an active crater, where they cook seafood to perfection in this unconventional way. David spends the rest of his trip catching octopus with the locals and then cooks it up for his relatives.



EP 5 – Mozzarella Love

The town of Casserta, just outside Naples, is home to some of the best Buffalo Mozzarella in the world. David takes a tour of the dairy with Rosanna, whose passion for the soft, creamy cheese borders on the obsessive. After cooking up some gourmet cheese dishes, he heads back to Naples to try something completely different: Mozzarella sushi.


EP 6 – By the Seaside

David spends time with the Mattiucci Brothers who are known in Naples for their independent fishing operation. From trolling the gulf of Naples for the freshest catch to serving up their famous crudo from the Mattiucci fish shop in Napoli’s trendiest neighbourhood, David learns the ins and outs of the business and the family that runs it.



EP 7 – Procida Time

David travels just off the coast of Naples to the island of Procida, a place untouched by time, where he takes a walking tour from a local named Mr. Time. On the Island David does exactly what the locals do: takes a donkey ride to port and dives for sea urchins for his afternoon lunch. The next day is spent at sea with Maria and her sons. When they return, they cook up a seafood feast for that evenings dinner in the piazza.


EP 8 – Espresso Espresso

In Naples, coffee is a world onto itself, both culturally and socially. Dark, bittersweet shots of espresso drunk quickly and with purpose is part the Neapolitan’s daily routine. In this episode, David explores the Naples coffee culture and experiments with espresso in the kitchen, making everything pizza friters, gnocchi with coffee and of course a coffee dessert.

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