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Win a Trip to LA with Me, Bertolli….and Rocco DiSpirito!

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Hi Friends, 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 🙂  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 3 more coming for the next 3 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 🙂

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!!

Good Luck!!  Come back tomorrow for Video #2 and a second chance to enter!!

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  1. 51
    Johnna says:

    Ok, besides the beautiful scenery, the quaint cheese shop and the yummy Rocco, I love Marisa’s Italian boots!

  2. 52
    Jenny Hunter says:

    I liked when they were choosing which animal with which cheese.

  3. 53
    Gwen says:

    So I love that Marissa’s mom and family show up. Nothing pairs better with food than family. And I so want to pinch some farfalle now!

  4. 54
    Heather L. says:

    I love when they reflected on their day at the table.

  5. 55
    Linda says:

    This reminds me in a nostalgic way of when I lived in Italia. Very authentico- it truly is la vita bella. Fave part: tanto tanto formaggio- delizioso!

  6. 56
    Brandi says:

    Wow! What a wonderful opportunity!

    It was all wonderful. Italy looked beautiful, the coffee in the piazza was picture pefect. Them riding bikes and twinkling the bell was funny. As was carrying the giant round of cheese. And who doesn’t love pasta with parmasana regiana?? And the wonderful end to a day sitting and chatting with family? Beautiful. I had no idea that was how they pinched the pasta and I would never be brave enough to try to flip it like that!

  7. 57
    Heather Cole says:

    Cheese hammer? Cheese as collateral? Heaven help me, I need to move to Italy!

  8. 58
    Joanna says:

    Rocco with that “shiv” was too funny! I can’t believe they guessed correctly on the cheeses! I never would have 🙂

  9. 59
    Shannon says:

    The whole thing! What a great video, great food, great wine and family! How fun!

  10. 60
    Megan Dinsdale says:

    People use cheese as money?! Hilarious.

  11. 61
    Nancy J says:

    This is such a fun giveaway, I would LOVE to join you in LA. That would seriously be a dream come true. It would be so much fun to meet Rocco (I even watched his reality show a few years back) and get to cook and have a dream little vacation, pick me!

    Okay my favorite part of the video was when they played the game in the cheese shop, I thought that would be such a fun game to play!

  12. 62
    Allison says:

    What a wonderful trip this would be! All the cheese is my favorite part!!

  13. 63
    Lindsay says:

    I follow on Bertolli on twitter

  14. 64
    Lindsay says:

    I wanted to taste the cheese! It would be so fun to ride bikes around Italy, too. I so want to go there!

  15. 65

    Eating. I would love to be there eating delicious hand-cooked food. Yum!

  16. 66
    Valery Bunnell says:

    I love the authenticity of it all! Great food shared between friends and family is priceless.

  17. 67
    Robynne says:

    My favorite part was watching the way mother and son worked in the kitchen together. It was so fluid, and beautiful!

  18. 68
    Mary says:

    Ahhh… Loved how her Mom was there to help make the pasta. I love my mom and wish she could come everywhere with me!

  19. 69
    Debi Bozanich says:

    I liked the whole adventure finding the clues…. of the cheese

  20. 70
    Connie says:

    I loved watching the family sit down to eat together- seems like we never do that as a family very often- I must work at this more.

  21. 71
    Nataleigh G says:

    Hahaha my favorite part of this video was between Marisa pinching the Farfalle and grandma hitting on Dan! I laughed out lout!

  22. 72
    Melissa G says:

    Watching Marissa flip the pasta while cooking – it was fun to see them in action!

  23. 73

    In the kitchen with mom!!! Great scene…….Great giveaway!

  24. 74
    Lindsey E. says:

    Wow! I love this entire adventure – but especially the part with Vitto and his mother. Traditional Italian cooking is as wonderful to watch as it is to eat!

  25. 75
    Mandy says:

    OH MY GOODNESS, this would be so amazing! I would be over-the-moon excited to do this with you!! I’d clear my schedule in a snap!!! I loved the video, I can’t believe they used to use cheese as collateral for loans, crazy! And, “that’s the biggest cheese I’ve ever seen…and I’m not talking about my career”..ha!
    following Bertolli on Facebook & Twitter.
    Fingers AND toes crossed!!!

  26. 76
    kelly says:

    rocco teaching marisa how to flip the pasta!

  27. 77
    Donna says:

    My favorite part is the toast to “Family” at the end. Family is a large part of my life so this really hit home for me.

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  28. 78
    Melissa says:

    We actually ate a Bertolli’s last night for dinner and it was fabulous! I am curious about the cheese as collateral how interesting! Also, making the pasta! How fun would that be to cook with someone like that!

  29. 79
    Laurie says:

    I loved the stone faces while they were waiting for the OK on the cheese–the suspenseful moment was funny!

  30. 80

    I love the whole thing!
    I love the clues. I love the adventure. I love the game. I love the 3 players!

    What an outstanding trip this would be!!! I would LOVE to go, I mean, how spontaneous would this be….find out Friday…leave on Monday! Geez-LOUISE! Too fun!!!

  31. 81
    emily says:

    i love when they all sit down to eat. everyone is having such a good time, eating good food and enjoying each other’s company.

  32. 82
    Samantha says:

    I loved it when Vito’s mom gave the ‘eye’ hilarious!

  33. 83
    Tara says:

    I loved the cheese shop and Marisa Tomei!!!

  34. 84
    Hillary Crump says:

    My favorite part is knowing that cheese was actually used as collateral at the bank. Crazy Cheese Lovers.

  35. 85
    Michelle says:

    I have to say… my favorite part {aside from the insanely decadent food} was at the dinner table with Dan & Vito’s Mama. Cracked me up.

  36. 86
    Crystal says:

    When the video first starts and they are sitting in that cafe surrounded by all the buildings and scenery. It was nice to see Marisa talk about her family roots there.

  37. 87
    kacie says:

    Loved when Marissa shoved the fancy cheese tool in her hair! She is such a doll!

  38. 88

    My favorite part? It’s a toss-up between the cheese shop scene (that place would be my heaven on earth) and doing the “perfect pinch” making the farfalle.

  39. 89
    Christina Brown says:

    I just love CHEESE. Anything cheese is good for me. I love how it brings family together, that has always been big in my family.

  40. 90
    Adrienne says:

    I love how they all interact with each other and each have ties to Italy in different ways. It helps gives different perspectives to the piece.

  41. 91
    Dawn Jolley says:

    Ok, I love cheese, how cute was this video! I love when celebrities can show us the real them and do fun things like this!
    I would love to go to LA, it sounds like such a fun and exciting event to attend! Pick me Pick me!

  42. 92
    Ashley says:

    Yum! The cheese looks so good but my favorite part was watching them in the kitchen with mama making the pasta. I love watching people create something delicious out of just a few simple ingredients.

  43. 93
    Charity says:

    I loved the town they showed up in, I’ve always wanted to travel to Italy! And also the food they made, it looked delicious…

  44. 94
    Lorie says:

    i love Rocco using the cheese hammer as a shiv!!

  45. 95
    Lorie says:

    I followed Bertolli on Twitter and Facebook!

  46. 96

    Wow! That is so awesome that those little pastas and pinched one by one! It definatly takes the right pair of fingers to do that… 🙂 Clarissa

  47. 97

    Marisa is great with the pan!

    I love that dish. “Italy is served.”

  48. 98
    Lizzie says:

    Cheese, cheese, and more cheese!!

  49. 99

    The pasta. Just give me a fork and let me get in there!!
    Love it!

  50. 100
    Marcia says:

    Watching this makes me want to go to Whole Foods. They always have interesting cheeses to taste.

    Food brings people together.

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