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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.