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.
Debi, Gabriele and the kids have never gone camping together as a family. Gabriele has always wanted to go, but it has taken a long time to convince Debi how fun camping can be. Finally, Debi has agreed to give camping a shot -- for just one night -- so they pack up the car, the kids and Robert and head upstate to a campground in the Catskills. Gabriele gets the fire started and makes a delicious Camp Fire Flatbread. They take in some local activities, before firing up the grill for the perfect campside stew, Impruneta Peposo. And Debi creates a tasty Farm Stand Salad. It's the perfect camping experience ... until Mother Nature steps in.
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.
Debi and Gabriele are in Italy for olive harvest season and Gabrielle is eager to share this time-honored tradition with his girls. But first, he gets the family fueled up with some of his Olive Oil Muffins. He invites the neighbors and gets the whole family involved to shake the olives from trees. From there, we'll see just how the family olive oil is made. With their fresh olive oil in hand, Deb and Gab get started on some simple and delicious Tuscan dishes -- first, Pasta e Fagioli, then Pollo al Mattone, a traditional chicken dish on the fire and, finally, Fire Roasted Chestnuts. It's the perfect harvest feast!
With their daughters at camp all day, Debi and Gabriele plan a romantic picnic. To prepare they visit a local gourmet to pick up delicious cheeses and olives before heading home to make Gabriele's Tuscan Biscotti, a traditional Panzanella Salad and mixing up a Spicy Honey Dipping Sauce. Gabriele surprises Debi by renting a sexy red motorcycle, but getting Debi to jump on and hold tight proves to be a struggle.
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 has been hired as the Executive Chef at the Montauk Yacht Club on the southern tip of Long Island, and the family journeys out east to visit their friends Anthony and Ottavia Bourdain, while Gabriele goes fishing to get inspiration for a new summer dish. Later at the house, Gabriele prepares Tuna Tartar With Basil, Lobster Arrabiata and a delicious Caipirinha cocktail.
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.
The family has moved to Brooklyn and Debi is eager to show Gabriele her old neighborhood. They learn to brew beer, find a wonderful butcher and fantastic corner store and buy the supplies for their first backyard barbecue. On the menu: Ribs, Sausages Braised in Beer and Spices, Potatoes Grilled en Cartoccio and Beet and Pear Salad With Gorgonzola Cheese.
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.