Actress Debi Mazar and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, invite you into their home as they share their tremendous passion for Tuscan food and for each other. She's a modern girl from the streets of Queens and he's a food purist from the hills of Tuscany. It's Lucy and Ricky in the kitchen as the two food lovers share ideas, haggle, and finally compromise to create the perfect Tuscan American blend all the while providing important lessons that you just won't find in your average cookbook. Prepare for total immersion into their passionate, spirited life as they show you how on a daily basis anyone in any kitchen can blend the simple traditions of Tuscany with modern life in America.

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Season 4, Episode 1

Tuscany on the Hudson

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.

Tuesday
Nov 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Tools of the Trade

Every good chef needs a good set of tools. When Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos are in Tuscany, Italy, they try to cook with unique Tuscan tools whenever possible. And, like any chef, they're always looking to add to their arsenal. In this episode, they take the kids and Robert to a flea market to hunt for traditional cooking utensils. But first they take them for a picnic at the local zip line adventure park. Back home, after the zip lines and flea market, they'll cook a delicious dinner using the day's finds.

Tuesday
Nov 20
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

An Old Family Recipe

Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos track down their friend Joe Mantegna's old family recipes straight from Italy and make him a meal from his childhood. They also make artisanal Burrata cheese with an Italian friend. Then, they astonish Joe and his wife with a meal straight from his memory: Heirloom Tomato Caprese with their own homemade Burrata cheese, a Sicilian specialty of Orange, Red and Olive Salad and Orechiette al Ragu di Braciole.

Tuesday
Nov 20
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 0, Episode 1

Extra Virgin: A Tuscan Thanksgiving

Debi and Gabriele are getting out of Brooklyn and heading upstate to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Gabriele wants the ultimate Thanksgiving experience, so he's taking Debi, the girls and Robert to a local turkey farm where they can pick out the perfect bird for their table. Before they head home to start cooking, they pick some apples, test their aim with the apple gun and Robert learns what a corn maze is. It's a big, delicious Thanksgiving Tuscan meal -- Extra Virgin style!

Tuesday
Nov 20
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 13

Love, Italian Style

It's the day before their vow renewal ceremony and Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos decide to test two of the recipes for tomorrow's reception, a Pesto Lasagne and a Shrimp, Farro and Watercress Salad. While making their homemade pesto, Gabriele's grandmother, Nonna Lola, stops by for a visit and they get olive oil made from the olives on their property. The next morning is finally the big day. The guests arrive and the happy couple walks down the aisle once again. With a menu full of the delicious and traditional flavors of Tuscany, the party is a success.

Tuesday
Dec 4
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 10

Olive You!

It's time for fun on the farm as Debi Mazar experiments with olive oil concoctions for beauty products and Gabriele Corcos catalogs the trees on the farm. After some fun with olive oil, they start a special meal to serve his Grandma Nola with dishes like Chicken Cacciatore, Mashed Potatoes With Olive Oil and Pancetta, Tapenade and Olive Oil Gelato.

Tuesday
Dec 4
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Liquid Gold

Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos are in Italy for olive harvest season and Gabriele 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 see just how the family olive oil is made. With their fresh olive oil in hand, Debi and Gabriele 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!

Tuesday
Dec 4
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 7

The Pizza Oven

When they lived in Los Angeles, Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar built a pizza oven in their backyard. The oven gave them many great memories and even more delicious meals! They promised themselves they'd build another pizza oven someday, and while the backyard in Brooklyn is pretty tight, their property in Italy is just begging for a pizza oven. The family heads back to Tuscany and Gabriele is eager to get started. While their oven is being constructed, Debi and Gabriele head to Tuscany's historic central market to pick up ingredients for their first pizzas. And of course, to christen the oven, they have a big party with family and friends to enjoy some homemade pizzas.

Tuesday
Dec 4
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Bees and Booze Housewarming Party

Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos prepare for a housewarming party by learning to make specialty cocktails. Then, they don beekeeper outfits to carve out some fresh honeycomb for recipes before coming home to host a housewarming dinner for friends. For the party's menu, they make Mascarpone Amaretti Cup, Roasted Beet Salad, Wood-Fired Leg of Lamb, Grande Spuntino and Arugula Mojito.

Tuesday
Dec 18
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 12

Romance and Tiramisu

With the vow renewal ceremony days away, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos make plans for bachelor and bachelorette parties. Debi spends some quality time with her mother-in-law, Anna Lisa, making her own Tiramisu recipe to enjoy at the bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Gabriele cooks up a feast at his best friend Patrizio's apartment and his guests join them for a dinner of Octopus Salad and Spaghetti With Anchovies, Garlic, Tomato, Capers and Olives (Spaghetti alla Puttanesca). At the end of their evening, Debi and Gabriele reunite for a romantic evening in the place where they first met.

Tuesday
Dec 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Mozzarella and Magic

With their impending Tuscan trip just days away, things are more hectic then ever at the house. Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos decide to take a breath and plan a special day for their daughters Evelina and Giulia. They treat the girls to a magic-themed party in their backyard complete with Gabriele as the head magician. The girls help with the preparations and make homemade Mozzarella Cheese. Later, Debi and Gabriele finish the party's menu, which includes homemade Pizza, Bruschetta With Mozzarella and Tomato, Pasta With Pesto and Organic Marble Cupcakes.

Tuesday
Dec 18
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 8

Happy Birthday, Debi!

Debi Mazar thinks that Gabriele Corcos has forgotten about her birthday, but doesn't know that while she's out for the day, he's putting together a surprise party. While Debi's enjoying a boat ride in Central Park, Gabriele is getting all the details together and preparing a fabulous meal that starts with a Charcuterie Platter, continues with Eggplant Parmesan and Asparagus Involtini and ends with a beautiful birthday cake!

Tuesday
Dec 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Going Green! Yay!

The last season of Entourage wraps up and Debi Mazar is sharing one final toast to the successful run with her co-star Adrian Grenier. She decides on a menu of fresh, organic ingredients picked up from a local urban farm. The menu consists of homemade Ricotta served on crostini, Debi's Yellow Tomato Lumaconi, Insalata Di Fagiolini Verdi and finished off with Lemon Brule Tart. Adrian joins in by helping out in the kitchen stuffing Fried Squash Blossoms.

Saturday
Jan 19
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 1

Tuscany on the Hudson

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.

Saturday
Apr 6
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 6

Going Green! Yay!

The last season of Entourage wraps up and Debi Mazar is sharing one final toast to the successful run with her co-star Adrian Grenier. She decides on a menu of fresh, organic ingredients picked up from a local urban farm. The menu consists of homemade Ricotta served on crostini, Debi's Yellow Tomato Lumaconi, Insalata Di Fagiolini Verdi and finished off with Lemon Brule Tart. Adrian joins in by helping out in the kitchen stuffing Fried Squash Blossoms.

Saturday
Apr 6
7:30am | 6:30c

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Food-loving sweethearts Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos are at it again, cooking up all sorts of fun adventures –– not to mention delicious Italian dishes –– on both sides of the Atlantic. 

With Gabriele homesick for the Tuscan countryside, Debi takes him on a quick road trip up north to New York's Hudson Valley so they can enjoy the great outdoors.

The couple makes the most of their time on the upstate farm, playing with the animals and collecting fresh ingredients to cook with later that day.

Back home in Brooklyn, Debi and Gabriele whip up a rustic meal of pork chops and pasta carbonara to enjoy with the girls in their sunny backyard.

On another day, the couple heads to Oyster Bay on Long Island, where Gabriele's love for classic cars and Debi's passion for classic style collide.

Gabriele tears his attention away from the vintage wheels to grill up a feast for his new car-loving friends.

Debi and Gabriele also have plenty of activities lined up for Evelina and Giuliana, including a family camping trip.

It's all hands on deck as Debi and Evelina put up the tents and Gabriele and Giuliana work on dinner.

The family also finds plenty to do in New York City, and loves activities on the cheap, like biking across the Brooklyn Bridge and picking up sweets at a nearby bakeshop.

In Spanish Harlem, N.Y., they visit Hot Bread Kitchen, a unique shop that offers baked goods from all different cultures.

Debi and Gabriele learn to make bread with some of the bakers, then head home to prepare an affordable family dinner.

On their way to a restaurant in Harlem, Debi and Gabriele stroll past a neighborhood icon: the historic Apollo Theater.

At home, Debi and Gabriele create two dishes that fuse their Italian heritage with Harlem's Southern influences: a black-eyed pea and arugula salad and torta di carote.

The family's time in Italy is equally jam-packed.

In Pisa, Debi and Gabriele surprise the girls with a truffle-hunting adventure.

The Mazar-Corcos clan tags along as a well-known hunter and his truffle-sniffing dog scour the forest for the rare mushrooms.

Armed with their truffle-hunting bounty, Debi and Gabriele head to the kitchen. The dynamic duo makes fresh ravioli with a truffle butter sauce.

They also check out a local butcher shop and learn more about its meat-curing process.

For dinner that night, the couple makes mouthwatering crostini topped with lardo and Tuscan kale.

Of course, no trip to Italy would be complete without a wine cellar tour.

Gabriele and Debi sit down with the owners to sample some wine.

Then they head back home to make a romantic dinner for two.

Along with plenty of alone time, Debi and Gabriele make sure to get in some quality hours with Grandma.

No matter where they are –– in the concrete jungle of New York City or sprawling fields of Tuscany –– family will always come first.

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After an extremely busy summer juggling various projects, Debi and Gabriele seek out some rest and relaxation at their Tuscan farmhouse right outside of Florence.

Exhausted Debi just wants to lie down and relax, but Gabriele has other plans. He's invited some family and friends over for a big homemade dinner.

He immediately gets to work picking fresh peaches from their tree to serve as an appetizer with fresh goat cheese ricotta from a local farm.

He builds his own fire pit in the yard like his father and grandfather used to do.

Giulia preps the sauce for some Pasta alla Norma, red sauce with roasted eggplant, as Gabriele mans the grill.

The family wants to take a trip to Siene to see a play some friends are putting on, but "Uncle" Robert arrives in a car that couldn't possibly fit everyone.

They finally arrive and can enjoy some hat shopping at the local Panzano market.

Life doesn't get much better than spending a day with the family in beautiful Tuscany.

Debi and Gabriele head to Florence, by the Arno River, and find the spot where they kissed for the first time 11 years ago.

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.

Just as they are about to start the second, ever sexier, phase of their evening, their girls return home — ah, life! It's never quite what you want it to be. But for Debi and Gabriele, it's always delicious.

Debi, Gabriele and their girls have moved from Los Angeles to Brooklyn. There's tons of unpacking left to do but Debi is eager to show Gabriele her old neighborhood. Hopefully he'll love it as much as she does.

Getting out of the house turns out to be a great idea. They find a wonderful butcher shop featuring grassfed and organic meats...

...and get some ice cream from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck.

Gabriele even discovers he can still get out in nature just like back home in Italy.

And now it's exhausted Gabriele who needs to lie down and relax.

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Queens Girl Makes Good

Debi Mazar swings a hot career and a passion for food with an even hotter husband...

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Gabriele Corcos

Enter the sexy Tuscan farmer who believes that cooking is the perfect way to his express love. Sign us up!

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Extra Virgin Was Born

Combine 2 parts passion, a healthy dose of family, a shot of heat and countless delicious Italian dishes — step back and let it all simmer.

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Taking The Time

Despite juggling family and two busy Hollywood lives, Gabriele and Debi always find time to reconnect over the range.

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The Secret Sauce

A healthy dose of daily romance never hurt either...

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Beauty Break

As a hot Hollywood commodity, Debi knows the secrets to perfect-looking skin — and a good guacamole as well.

Ready For My Close Up

Seriously beautiful skin. Just be careful if you scrape off the mask with corn chips.

Backyard Burger Bar

Ability to grill Tuscan-inspired burgers with flat-leaf parsley and grated pecorino cheese all year long...priceless.

The Great Grill Debate

Gas is good, but Gabriele's go-to for supreme grilling is a mix of charcoal and wood.

Caution: Pitmaster at Work

Tuscan-style burgers can be tricky when trading running commentary with the spouse. Eyes forward, please.

Brick'n His Chicken

Gabriele's old-school technique for perfect grilled chicken: Cover a brick in foil and cook it al Mattone. Think spatchcocking here.

Welcome To The Chicken Ranch!

Longing for the fresh eggs from his grandmother's farm in Italy, Gabriele decides to raise chickens, even as Debi raises concerns.

Coop de Ville

Cooking Channel Staff Vote: This chicken palace is way nicer than 90% of our apartments.

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Cocktail Time

Ethel studies the empty ice tray — confused at how she will chill her afternoon beverage in the hot LA sun.

Chicken and Bamboo

The easy-going foul soon forget former farms and fields, in favor of well-manicured yards.

Enter Stage Left

No matter how cute Debi and Gabriele are, it seems the chickens always upstage everyone in Extra Virgin.

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Kids in the Kitchen

For mom's birthday breakfast, Gabriele, Giulia and Evelina make extra special ricota pancakes.

Emerald Empress

Seriously??! Does anyone else look that amazing BEFORE breakfast?

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All Fired Up

Moving beyond chickens, Gabriele constructed the perfect outdoor pizza oven which takes about an hour to hit the perfect heat.

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Pizza Party Perfection

Debi samples her oven-fired birthday pizza. Verdict: There is NO comparison.

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Pair and Pair Alike

There is only one way to improve perfect pizza and that's with a primo Italian wine.

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Funny Girl

Debi's good friend, Lily Tomlin, arrives with date to join in on the celebration.

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Ring In A New Chapter

Gabriele surprises Debi with a request to renew their wedding vows at his family home in Tuscany.

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Bike Built For Two

With the kids at camp, Gabriele convinces a reluctant Debi to savor an afternoon picnic via motorcycle.

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Sweet Summer Snacks

Gabriele and Debi bake a tasty orange and almond biscotti for their picnic adventure.

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Nuts!

After cooling for an hour, the citrus-scented biscotti are cut into irresistible, crunchy slices and packed up.

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Heaven On Wheels

Debi and Gabriele take the show on the road, literally. They donate time and treats via food truck to the charity Midnight Mile.

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Open For Business

Debi fields a flood of orders for fried risotto balls and juicy turkey meatballs.

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Piled High, On The Fly

Food Truck Fan Pick: Gabriele's crunchy bruschetta with sauteed mushrooms — to go.

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Enter Babbo

For his daughters' summer party, Gabriele knew he would need props and costumes. Meet Babbo.

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Kitchen Wizard

Gabriele's secret ingredient to this backyard soiree was magic. No Bieber required.

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Lotza Mozz

The kids get in on the act by making bruschetta with Gabriele's homemade (and somewhat unwieldly) mozzarella.

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Cute...with Crunch

Beautiful, bite-sized bruschette are perfect for any picky palate.

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Cupcakes Are Still Hot

Gabriele's organic cupcakes are the homerun of the afternoon.

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Straight Shooters

Gabriele's warnings of wild backyard boar in Tuscany convince Debi it might be time to bear arms.

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Natural Born Thrillers

Gabriele and Debi aren't just impressive in the kitchen. You talkin' to them?

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More Pleasant with Pheasant

After, the two prepare a traditional hunter's meal of roasted pheasant with pepper potato stew.

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Nutella's Distant Cousin

Unfamiliar to many Americans, 'Castagnaccio' is a chestnut-flour cake made with nuts, raisins and rosemary.

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Vowing To Return

Debi's friend Marzia helps her craft some new vows — in the native tongue — for her big fat Italian wedding.

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Stress The Dress

Debi worries her dress won't be ready in time for their Tuscan adventure, but Gabriele saves the moment with something sweet...

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Amazing Affogato

Hot, rich espresso poured over sweet vanilla ice cream — what's not to love? Crisis averted.

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Keeping It Bottled Up

Gabriele and Debi lean on a family recipe for homemade limoncello, used as gifts for friends all year long.

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Pucker Up!

Limoncello is 37% better when you take kissing breaks between steps.

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Gabriele's Other Profession

Aside from being skilled in the kitchen and a former farmer, Gabriele is a professional musician. Time for a jam session!

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Touchdown in Tuscany!

Gabriele embraces his rustic roots, excited to be in the kitchen his grandfather passed down to him.

Better With Bacon

First meal in Italy? Steak Tagliata alla Fiorentina, garlic sauteed spinach, grilled potatoes and Pasta alla Gricia.

Did We Mention?

Italy is for lovers.

A Toast

When friend Robert arrives, he and Debi celebrate their arrival with 18-year-old doggie Dolores.

Berry Good Time

The girls pick berries on the family property. Everything tastes better in Tuscany.

Corcos Communion

Gabriele's entire family gathers around for the evening meal.

The Big Day Approaches

Debi considers spicing up her vows while Gabriele considers a glass of wine (or two).

Tiramisu For Two

Mom-in-law Annalisa shares sacred family secrets for making perfect tiramisu.

Bizarre Bachelor Bash

Gabriele fires up his bachelor party with...fresh octopus.

Well Groomed

Gab and guys get together for a fantastic meal of octopus salad and spaghetti alla putanesca. Salut!

Lady In Waiting

Soon to be joined by Gabriele, Debi enjoys the very piazza where they met a decade ago.

Just Like Mom Makes

Debi shows off the sweet skills she gleaned from her mother-in-law Annalisa.

The Verdict?

Piazza perfection. A sweet finish, as the two start planning a renewal of vows and champagne toast for ten more years.

Time For a Toast

Before their family and close friends, Debi and Gabriele renew their vows for each other, for Tuscany, and for delicious Tuscan food, of course.

Smiles All Around

And why not? After ten years, Debi and Gabriele have come a long way. They couldn't be happier to share their lives together.

Out with a Bang

When the moon hits yours eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore.

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About the Hosts

Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos

Learn more about Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, hosts of Extra Virgin, as they invite you into their home to share their tremendous passion for Tuscan food and for each other.