He’ll be turning 43 later this month… And, Mo Rocca is finally ready to learn how to cook.
And the half-Colombian comedian, writer and political satirist will be sharing his experiences with the Cooking Channel’s viewers.
Rocca, a former Daily Show correspondent and current CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, will star in an hour-long special called My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he’ll get cooking lessons from America’s grandmothers and grandfathers.
“At 42, I’m finally figuring out how to cook,” Rocca tells The Hollywood Reporter. “My grandmother was a great cook and her ravioli was what I remember from my childhood. I wish I could go back in time and show up to her apartment a few hours before we ate, so that’s the show.”
The special will allow Rocca to “insinuate myself into people’s families,” he says, including a Filipino grandfather and an Italian grandmother who teach him how to make special dishes.
The special, which is being eyed as a potential series, is set to air Feb 19 on Cooking Channel.