Back in 2020, Valastro experienced a brutal hand injury at his home bowling alley. According to Today, his hand got stuck in the bowling pinsetter and he watched a metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times. The accident created a great deal of uncertainty as Valastro generally uses both hands to craft the intricate cakes that have defined much of his career. But with the help and support of his family, the celebrity chef is back to doing what he loves.
If Instagram is any indication, Valastro is doing better than ever and making more than just cakes nowadays. In the last few months, he’s been posting a smorgasbord of crave-worthy Italian fare including pizza, lobster mac & cheese, fettuccine, and more recently, a massive pot of spaghetti. Dressed in a graphic tee that reads “trophy husband” Valastro stirs a comically large heap of white-sauce clam spaghetti with his signature smile plastered to his face. The caption of this Instagram reel reads “Spaghetti and fresh clams, Jersey style baby.” With 27,500 likes and a comment section full of drooling and clapping emojis, its safe to say the chef impressed Instagram.
While making large dishes isn’t out of character for Valastro, as a certified family man, we speculate that the mountain of pasta was likely to be shared among his wife and their four children.