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.
It's pretty well established at this point that Gabriele dreams of a life on the farm. While she's more of a city girl at heart, Debi has always supported and encouraged him to pursue his dream. On their property in Italy they have the patch of country land, all they need are the animals. In this episode, Debi and Gabriele will get their farm started by restoring the old chicken coop and going to a local farm to buy some chickens. Then they'll cook up a big farm-inspired feast to celebrate.
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.
Every good chef needs a good set of tools. When Debi and Gabriele are in Tuscany, 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'll take the kids and Robert to a flea market go on the 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.
Debi and Gabriele 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.
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!
It's the day before their vow renewal ceremony and Debi and Gabriele 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, Nona 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.
Fun on the farm as Deb experiments with olive oil concoctions for beauty products and Gabrielle catalogs the trees on the farm. After some fun with olive oil they start a special meal to serve his Grandma Nola: Chicken Cacciatore, Mashed Potatoes With Olive Oil and Pancetta, Tapenade and Olive Oil 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!
When they lived in L.A., Gabriele and Debi 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. In this episode, the family has just arrived back in 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'll have a big party with family and friends to enjoy some homemade pizzas.
Debi and Gabriele prepare for a housewarming part by learning to make specialty cocktails, then don Bee Keeper outfits to carve out some fresh honeycomb for recipes, before coming home to host a housewarming dinner for friends. On the menu: Mascarpone Amaretti Cup, Roasted Beet Salad, Wood-Fired Leg of Lamb, Grande Spuntino and Arugula Mojito.
With the vow renewal ceremony days away, Debi and Gabriele 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.
With their impending Tuscan trip just days away things are more hectic then ever at the Mazar home. Debi and Gabriele 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.
Debi thinks that Gabriele 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!
The last season of Entourage has wrapped and Debi 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 -- homemade Ricotta served on crostini, Debi's Yellow Tomato Lumaconi, Insalata Di Fagiolini Verdi, and finished off Lemon Brule Tart. Adrian joins in by helping out in the kitchen stuffing Fried Squash Blossoms.
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.