"Barilla was kind enough to offer $1 per free download to anybody who gets this cookbook with these Italian cooking recipes and give it to America's second harvest, " Chef Mario Batali explains.
The charity gets the money but we got to eat at Oh-Toe Restaurant where Marisa and Mario met us to talk about the various featured dishes-starting with her own dish of pasta with pork, Ru-Cola and truffle paste.
"I wanted to choose something that was simple but had a lot of impact because that's how I like my life to go. (laugh) how can I do this the easiest way possible but still be good," Marisa says.
Chef Batali gave us a couple of tips to help us cook Italian food better:
"It's 'al-dente'...to the tooth which means there's a little bit to it. There's still almost a crunch so I suggest you cook it one minute less than the package instructions," says Chef Batali.
The free download is available at www.celebrityitaliantable.com.
Remember everytime you download for free, money will go to charity.