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Video #2, Second Chance Entry for Bertolli LA Trip Giveaway!

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Here’s your second chance to enter for a trip to LA next week! Watch the second video below and leave a comment here πŸ™‚Β  Good Luck, can’t wait until next week!

This is a crazy fun last minute kind of trip, but if you are free next week as in May 10-12th listen up!! Bertolli is sending me and one of my readers to LA for a culinary inspired day around LA and some time to meet and chat with Rocco DiSpirito πŸ™‚ Bertolli is taking care of your flight, hotel and food the day of the event!! So, if you think you can take some time off next week, keep reading…..

Here’s how to enter:

1. Watch the following video (with 2 more coming for the next 2 days) and simply tell us your favorite part of the video in a comment here. You can leave a comment for each video that will be coming throughout the week, having 4 chances to win πŸ™‚

2. Support Bertolli by following them on Twitter and Facebook.

3. Winner must be traveling from within the continental US and be available to travel May 10-12th. Winner will be chosen Friday May 7th!!

Thanks!! Come back tomorrow for video #3 and a third entry!!

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  1. 1
    Molly says:

    Good Morning, Jenny!
    My favorite part of this video was when Sauro came and joined everyone for dinner. He was too funny chatting everyone’s ears off in Italian. And holy cow-did that pasta ever look good?!

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    How cool! I guess my most favorite parts of the video was seeing Italy! I want to get there so bad…so gorgeous and rustic!

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    L says:

    “this was a tremendous mustache” … part…haha

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    krista says:

    lol, my favorite part was seeing them run around yelling for Sauro

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    Lisa says:

    Mushroom hunting looked like so much fun! I love mushroom hunting, and they found some amazing ones.

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    Niki says:

    I love Sauro! I think his “tremendous mustache” was bigger than his actual mouth! And the “cutest forest people you’ve ever met”? so funny!

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    Jenny Hunter says:

    Sauro’s mustache! πŸ™‚

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    I loved the shots of the streets of Italy and the markets. It reminded me of our trip to Italy.

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    Heather says:

    Another great Italian adventure for those 3! My favorite was watching Marisa and Dan making pasta or should I say trying to make the pasta. There were several other great things about the video too… like the beautiful scenery, the adorable “forest people”, and how can we forget Sauro!
    All so great! Thanks Jenny!

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    Heather L. says:

    I thought it was funny when Rocco was squished in the bakseat. Ah, kneecaps! Italy is so beautiful, the scenery is magnificent!

  11. 11

    Great video – my favorite part was Marisa trying to make pasta!

  12. 12
    melissa says:

    I LOVE the mustache, you really can tell he’s been working on it for awhile.

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    Cara says:

    It would be amazing to go looking for wild mushrooms in Italy! I don’t even like mushrooms but just the thrill of the chase would be amazing!

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    Whitney says:

    I liked watching the cute Sauro. I lughted because he is so short compared to Rocco, but then at the end noticed he is the same height as Marissa! haha. Great giveaway!

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    hecowe says:

    I loved learning that you have to scrape spores off the mushrooms so that you can keep the mushroom patch going. How cool!

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    Joanna says:

    Sauro is so cute! I love Rocco teasing about his mustache!

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    Heather Cole says:

    I liked it when they were looking for Sauro, and how they were just yelling his name around. It reminds me of my family!

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    Laurie says:

    “every time Dan shifted gears, he hit my kneecaps!” If you are tall, like me, you know exactly what he is talking about! That was terrific!

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    Ginny Fisher says:

    Loving the marketplace with all the fresh garden varieties, not to mention the underwear available for purchase right next to their table! Sauro really did have a remarkable mustache!

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    Denise says:

    Italy, mushroom hunting & an amazing pasta dish … BEAUTIFUL!!! Need I say more!

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    Carrie says:

    I love everything about Italy….the fabulous food markets, the countryside, the food…need I say more. Italy is my dream vacation!! Love Italian food!!!!!!

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    Sonya says:


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    Lee Ann says:

    I love this mustache! It is awesome!!!

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    Lindsay Allen says:

    I love seeing the Italian atmosphere. I’ve been wanting to go to Italy for several years so this was a sneak peek into what I will hopefully see before too long!

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    Megan Dinsdale says:

    My favorite part was just seeing Italy. I want to go there so badly. It is absolutely gorgeous!

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    Jerilee E. says:

    Well, I just loved Sauro, the mustache man! It reminded me of my Dad’s mustache! Oh, Dad…
    And mushrooms… love, love mushrooms!

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    Nancy J says:

    Okay so my favorite part of this video was when they were foraging in the Italian forest for mushrooms. How fun is that? And then they got to use those mushrooms to create a beautiful meal, that would be such an experience. In my dreams, right?

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    Jennifer says:

    This video had me cracking up! I was dying when Rocco was talking about Sauros mustache and how impressive it was. I like the whole video, but this part gave me a giggle πŸ™‚

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    Lindsay says:

    I like how they just yelled “Saro” and it led him right to him. That chicken alfredo looked so yummy!

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    mandy says:

    sauro’s mustache was pretty amazing. i learned a lot about mushrooms, brushing off the spores is pretty cool!

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    Gwen says:

    So I totally loved Sauro’s “mush”-stache. (See what I did there? LOL) And I wished the forest people were miniature, too. I am so hungry for pasta now!

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    Hope says:

    Aww…. I remember when I was in Russia and we went mushroom hunting. Brings back sweet memeories. And I thought it was sooo weird?? Yet so neat.

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    Lynne Saltz says:

    My favorite part was finding the mushrooms. I never in my life ever thought about picking them from the forest floor. They come from the market in boxes right? I also loved seeing the old italian men. They all look like my grandfather in some way.

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    Kelli says:

    SAURO! SAURO!! I loved Sauro’s moustache!

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    Valerie K. says:

    Sauro- what a “funguy” Love the mustache

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    Karri says:

    I loved the Italian scenery and the mustache on Sauro!

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    Valery Bunnell says:

    I loved the mushroom picking. That would be so much fun!

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    Stacie Aho says:

    That looks so fun! I love when they are looking for Sauro. They’re all just yelling his name! Haha.

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    Pam Shank says:

    I first loved seeing the open air market then how much fun to gather the ingredients for your dish the way they did. Fixing a meal with others like they did would make it so special and then looking at the food…looked so good!

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    Debbie R. says:

    I loved when Marisa jammed the pasta machine and walked away and left it for Dan!

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    Barb McLaughlin says:

    I love mushrooms and loved the mushroom hunting!

  42. 42
    Robynne says:

    I’m torn between Sauro’s mustache and the cute mushroom hunters! This must have been an absolute blast for them!

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    Sarah says:

    I love the part where they were looking for Sauro! That was hilarious. I love Italy and can’t wait to go again πŸ™‚

  44. 44
    Sheena says:

    I liked the part where they were cooking especially the pasta. Makes me hungry!

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    Stephanie says:

    The mushroom keepers were so cute. Also enjoyed the mushroom hunting!

  46. 46
    Mary says:

    My favorite part was the pasta machine! Holy smokes. Love it!

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    Lisa A says:

    I loved the “mushroom keepers” and Rocco saying they could only be better in miniature! How awesome!

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    Kara says:

    I found them looking for the mushrooms to be fascinating! So pretty, in an odd way. πŸ™‚

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    I love seeing the streets in Italy, it makes me think I just went on a mini vacation!

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    Nataleigh G says:

    Oooh, my favorite part in this one was when they had to go find Saro and Rocco is just walking through the street yelling SARO! SARO!!!!

    Hey, it worked, didn’t it?

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    Melissa G says:

    Watching Rocco trying to find Sauro by yelling his name through the streets.

  52. 52

    Oh my gosh! My favorite???

    Just seeing the sites of Italy. I have actually been there!! I’m jumping up and down like a crazy woman……

  53. 53
    Lindsey E. says:

    Watching the chefs forage for fresh mushrooms is so funny. It’s great to see just how fresh the food is – and their meal looks delicious! My other favorite part of this is hearing their favorite part of the day πŸ™‚

  54. 54
    Mandy says:

    I can’t believe that Rocco yelling, “Sauro!” worked! And the ‘shache, wow!
    The “Mushroom Keepers” were the most adorable couple I’ve ever seen in my life, they looked like they were right out of a fairy tale. And, I totally want to go eat at Aoristo now, what a gorgeous restaurant.

  55. 55
    Donna says:

    I liked the part in the beginning where Rocco tells the group that they can buy some underwear. Unexpected and made me laugh.

    The mushroom people and Sauro were adorable too.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  56. 56
    Melissa says:

    Loved Sauro’s mustache haha! I just love seeing Italy! I would love to be there! Again, I would love to go cook and make fresh authentic italian food! Love it!

  57. 57

    Mushroom hunting!!! Rocco!!!

    This is the best!!! What a fun trip/amazing opportunity/contest I-so-wanna-win!

    How can I express my “want” to win this!!!

  58. 58
    Katie says:

    i love the mushrooms! i am a huge fungus fan!

  59. 59
    Samantha says:

    The wild mushroom picking was awesome!

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    Tara says:

    My favorite part was Italy. I LOVED Italy when I went…and I wish I could go back! Thanks!

  61. 61
    Hillary Crump says:

    This is probably so random. But my favorite part was seeing the different bread in the kitchen at the restaurant. If you blinked you might of missed it…But it made want some good bread.

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    Crystal says:

    My Favorite Part was the drive up through the mountains to get to the mushroom hunters. It was beautiful and I could almost feel the cold with the snow-topped mountains.

  63. 63
    Lindsay Allen says:

    I want to buy expensive underwear in the market πŸ™‚ But I’d rather eat that pasta! Yumo!

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    kelly says:

    how much fun would it be to go mushroom hunting..that was my favorite part!

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    kacie says:

    It was incredible to see how they go into a forest and just search for mushrooms then gently scrape off the spores to keep the process so natural! Such fun videos!

  66. 66
    Charity says:

    I loved the one guy describing Sauro’s mustache, that made me laugh!

  67. 67
    Arena says:

    My favorite part was when they got out of the car and Dan was talking about how he would shift the gears and hit Rocco in the knees!

    I loved seeing the forest where they were hunting the wild mushrooms, too!

  68. 68
    Heather says:

    Awww, the mushroom keepers, LOL! Cute.

  69. 69

    “He’s been working on this for a long time I could tell.”
    The stache says it all.
    and the fact that you can buy underwear in the open market!
    Italy sounds so intriguing!

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    Marcia says:

    Mushroom hunting — I have read about growing your own on Sunset magazine blog.

    Of course, the scenery was outstanding. Maybe I can go some day.

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    Kara Maynard says:

    I want to go there! I want to be in Italy, should have been born there…sigh!

  72. 72
    Lizzie says:

    The architecture was beautiful!

  73. 73
    Rose says:

    My favorite part was Dan’s whispering, “She’s [Marisa] not so good at making the pasta.” Too funny!

  74. 74

    That would be so much fun to go in the forest and pick out mushrooms! I want to go to Italy now! Haha…

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