Bring the best Italian dishes from Extra Virgin home with you tonight, and taste the show!
Gabriele shows us how he really feeds him family when the cameras aren't rolling.
Gabriele Corcos is homesick for the beautiful Tuscan countryside and Debi Mazar wants to show him that he can get a taste of Tuscany just by driving a couple of hours north. Debi and Gabriele head to New York's Hudson Valley for some fresh air and good, farm-fresh ingredients. Back home, they settle in and put their ingredients to use by cooking up a big family meal to eat outside in their backyard. After a fun filled day and delicious food, Gabriele will feel like he's home.
New York is an expensive city, but it doesn't have to be! Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos are determined to do a New York weekend on the cheap. They take a bike ride over the Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy some inexpensive treats at a local sweet shop and visit a unique bakery in Spanish Harlem. Then they cap it all off by making dinner for the whole family for under $15.
One of Debi Mazar's oldest friends, Fab Five Freddy, has lived in Harlem, NY, for years and wants to show Debi and Gabriele Corcos some of his favorite haunts. They're leaving the girls behind today, so Debi and Gabriele whip up a Torta di Carote for an after-school snack. In Harlem, Freddy introduces them to chef and restaurateur Alexander Smalls. They all head to Alexander's apartment for a delicious dinner of Polenta Incanita with Pork Belly Cubes and Alexander's Black-Eyed Peas and Arugula Salad. It's Tuscan soul food at its finest!
Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos have been living in their Brooklyn neighborhood for a couple of years now and they have really grown to love it. Their neighbors have welcomed them with open arms and they feel a very strong connection to all of the local shops and restaurants. Now they want to give back the only way they know how -- by cooking for them. They take over one of the neighborhood's restaurants for the day, cook a variety of Tuscan recipes and serve their neighborhood friends a meal. And of course, since they're cooking for the neighborhood, they shop in all of their favorite local shops for ingredients for the big feast.
Gabriele Corcos has his motorcycle passion, but Debi Mazar has always had a thing for fashion. Debi takes Giulia, who inherited her mom's love of fashion, to her friend and fashion designer Zac Posen's studio for a behind-the-scenes tour and a dress fitting. Meanwhile, Gabriele Corcos heads to the Fulton Fish Market to get fresh seafood for dinner. Later that day, Zac comes over to help cook a seafood-inspired Tuscan dinner.
Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar have been asked to cook at the James Beard House in New York. The James Beard Foundation is well known throughout the culinary community for its educational programs, industry awards and scholarships. The James Beard House hosts frequent meals, usually headlined by important figures from the culinary community. Now, Gabriele and Debi have an opportunity to add their names to the prestigious list of guest cooks. It's a huge honor and they're going to create the best possible culinary experience that they can for an intimate group of friends that will get to share the evening with them.
Gabriele loves cars and Debi loves classic style. Their passions collide as they head to Oyster Bay for a Classic Car Cruise Night. Together they'll check out some beautiful vintage cars, meet the car enthusiasts that own them and maybe test-drive one or two of their favorites. If Debi can manage to pull Gabriele away from the engines they cook up a little feast and feed their car-loving friends in the parking lot surrounded by beautiful, classic automobiles.
Family time is a priority to this clan, and Debi and Gabriele always make sure they each have quality time with their daughters. Debi and Giulia cook up a delicious breakfast Fritatta, while Gabriele and Evelina head to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for some father-daughter time. And Debi has a full circle moment when she takes her daughters to her childhood home. Back in the kitchen, Debi and Gabriele make some family favorites, Polenta Pasticciata and Lentil Salad With Burrata. After a long day, they sit down and enjoy a delicious family meal.
These days Gabriele's known for his cooking, but his other passion has always been music. Debi and Gab are off to the iconic jazz club Birdland to see their friend Arturo O'Farrell play, but not before Gabriele makes a Cafe Shakerato, a quick pick-me-up! Gabriele makes a deal with Arturo that if he cooks for him, he can play in his next show at Birdland. Gabriele and Debi cook up a wonderful Tuscan meal of Shaved Artichoke on Arugula and Parmesan, Bresato Al Barolo and Gabriele recreates an old family recipe when he makes Panelle. Arturo is true to his word and Gabriele gets to fulfill a lifelong dream.
Debi and Gabriele decide to throw the ultimate barbecue and they turn their backyard into a petting zoo! On the menu are Mint and Lime Lamb Chops, Roasted Pepper and Mozzarella Skewers, Farfalle With Anchovies and Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Hazelnut Gelato.
Gabriele and Debi are planning a romantic sunset sail for their anniversary, but Gabriele falls ill and Debi has to nurse him to health. She makes him a Green Smoothie and Nonna Lola's Beef Broth and Lesso Rifatto, a hearty Tuscan stew. Feeling better, Gabriele packs a beautiful picnic including Shrimp, Watercress and Farro Salad for their sail.
Debi and Gabriele's daughters are feeling homesick for Los Angeles, so they go to Coney Island to show them the fun of New York. The next weekend, they host a party with local families. Along with the cotton candy machine and pinata, Gabriele serves Fish Tacos with Guacamole and Baked Beet Chips and Spaghetti Alle Vongole.
Gabriele and Debi have been invited to put on a cooking demo at the prestigious Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona. They whip up a Shrimp and Zucchini Risotto and a Peach and Fennel Salad for the festival goers. Then they go to the villa made famous by the book "Under The Tuscan Sun" to cook a special lunch of Straccetti con Speck e Porcini and Porcini Carpaccio for some important VIPs in the Italian culinary world.
Truffles are a delicacy all over the world, and hunting for them can be just as fun as eating them. In this episode Debi and Gabriele are surprising the girls with an afternoon adventure to Pisa where they'll meet up with a well-known truffle hunter and tag along with him and his dog as they scour the woods looking for the rare and tasty mushroom. Later in the show, Gabrielle and Debi will use any truffles they find to make a delicious meal for the whole family to enjoy. With recipes for Crostini With Porcini and Stracchino, Simple Omelet With Shaved Truffles and Ravioli With Parmesan and Truffle Butter Sauce.
Gabrielle has always wanted to visit Colonnata to experience the unique and unbelievably tasty Colonnata lardo; it's a delicacy that both he and Debi adore. Before their trip, the couple make an easy delicious Tuscan Kale and Lardo Crostini. Once in Colonnata, they'll meet with the master lardo makers to see what goes into the six month to two year process to make one of the world's most delicious luxuries. And of course, they can't leave without trying it! Debi and Gabrielle will feast on the world's best lardo before heading back to their kitchen to make Coniglio Fritto and Tortiera di Carciofi.
Gabriele's Nonna has turned 90 and he wants to celebrate! Debi and Gabriele head to the local pastry shop to learn how to make the Torte Della Nonna, a mouthwatering local specialty. Before the family arrives, Debi and Gabriele make a Chicken Liver Crostini appetizer. And then they get started on the birthday feast of Wood Oven Spit Roasted Guinea Fowl and Treviso e Fagioli. It's a birthday Nonna will never forget!
What's more romantic than Italian wine country? Debi and Gabriele are taking the afternoon to explore the Chianti region, and pick up the ingredients for a fabulous dinner. Before they head out, they make a quick Panino Chianti Giano. They end their romantic afternoon at the breathtaking Fattoria di Montecchio, one of the most beautiful wineries in Tuscany. Back in their kitchen, Debi and Gabriele keep the romance going with Ragu di Cianghiale and they make it a sweet ending with Ricotta Cheesecake. Romance is always in the air in wine country!
Today, Gabriele and Debi have decided to take a day to prepare the family for the possibility of another major disaster, like Hurricane Sandy, in what they're calling "The Drill." Can the family go the whole day without electricity or any modern conveniences? Can Gabriele and Debi cook dinner for the family without electricity or gas? Can Debi and the girls go a day without the internet? And finally ... what will Robert think of all of this?
Deb has a few close friends that always talk about getting together for dinner but it seldom happens. In this episode, Deb finally gets together with three of her best friends, all of whom happen to be of Italian American heritage, Drena De Niro, Kathrine Narducci and Aida Turturro. Today, they're all meeting up at Debi's house and hitting the neighborhood for a little shopping. Meanwhile, Gabriele will be hitting a local distillery and a neighborhood honey producer to pick up ingredients for a special cocktail for the girls. Then for dinner, it's all hands on deck as everyone takes turns helping Gabriele cook up some delicious Italian recipes.
To celebrate the anniversary, they plan a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant. Gabriele heads home to make sure their girls are taken care of and gets held up in traffic on his way back to Florence, missing their reservation. Debi is upset but she gets over it when Gabriele offers to cook a special meal for her at home.
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