David Rocco

October 25, 2013 by Speakers' Spotlight

Cold Weather Favourite: Cannellini and Pancetta Soup, By David Rocco

Celebrity chef David Rocco brings his passion for food and healthy cooking to millions of kitchens every day, through his worldwide hit television programs, David Rocco’s Dolce Vita and David Rocco’s Amalfi Getaway, along with his two bestselling cookbooks. David lends his wit, charm, and charisma to everything he does, whether hosting a unique event or overseeing a corporate cook -off, appearing at a charity gala, or endorsing a brand. Whatever David’s involved with, it’s sure to be fantastico! David was kind enough to share his favourite cold weather soup with us–perfect timing as the days grow shorter (brrr…):

Cannellini and Pancetta Soup

In a pot heat up some extra virgin olive oil and cubed pancetta. Once it begins to brown, add in whole crushed garlic and fresh chopped chilli peppers (it’s important not to add garlic before the pancetta, as it will burn and get bitter).

Add  a can–19 oz/540 ml–cannellini beans (drained and rinsed) and  some salt and pepper. Mix and mash the beans and add two cups of cups of water. Bring to a light boil on low to medium heat and cook for 15 minutes.

Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and some day-old tuscan bread. Buon appetito!