The pressure is on for Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos as they take over a Los Angeles restaurant and test out recipes for their new cookbook on famous foodies like Susan Feniger. The dishes they make include Linguine With Santa Barbara Spot Prawns, Saltimbocca Alla Romana, Sauteed Dandelion Greens and Lemon Sorbet.
In the chaos of just having moved into their new home, Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos decide to have a yard sale and invite the entire neighborhood, but not before Debi gives the chickens a bubble bath. The guests get a bite of Speck and Mustard Greens Pizza, Conchiglie With Guanciale and Peas, Fried Tuscan Olives, Limoncello Spritzer and Mascarpone and Wild Berry Tart.
In honor of her late dog Dolores, Debi Mazar hosts a fundraiser for a dog charity event in her new home. She invites Kathy Griffin and other friends to come with their beloved pets while they enjoy Cavatappi al Vino, Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto With Gorgonzola and Brie, Panna Cotta and Schiacciata.
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.
Debi Mazar is shocked when her 9-year-old daughter announces that all she wants for her birthday is to go skydiving. Gabriele Corcos finds a way to make it happen and surprises the family with an indoor skydiving experience. They enjoy Penne ai Quattro Formaggi, Leek and Potato Cake, Madeleines and Italian-Style Strawberry Shortcake.
Debi creates a menu using fresh ingredients from a local urban farm.
Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos make a quick lunch for their friend Robert and let him know that they've decided to set him up on a blind date. They open their home up for the introductory dinner with a menu of Duck Ragu With Homemade Pasta, plus their own sausages. To top it all off, Debi is a making a Love Potion -- a strawberry balsamic cocktail topped with Elderberry cream.
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 Mazar surprises Gabriele Corcos by wanting to learn how to cook pizza in the wood-fire oven. Then it's off to a special event -- they've been invited as guests to the popular Los Angeles Motorcycle show and have decided to present a special lunch to event goers: Porchetta Sandwiches and Caprese Sandwiches, Pasta Primavera and a salad of Chopped Romaine Hearts With Salsa Verde.
Debi and Gabriele have fun on the farm with olive oil and a tractor.
The family takes to the road for an excellent artisan's adventure through Tuscany. They make cheese at an organic dairy farm, authentic bread with a baker and learn how to make fresh ravioli from an Italian Nonna. All these ingredients are turned into a feast back at Gabriele Corcos' mother's home featuring a menu of Pork Loin Alla Focettina, Tartello With Raveggiolo and Mixed Greens and Zucchine Trifolati.
The family heads out to the coast to escape the hot weather and enjoy the fruits of the sea. Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar go on a fishing trip and hook some Branzini for dinner. They grill a gorgeous meal from the sea on a fantastic oceanfront beach that sits directly in front of them with a menu of Branzino a Cartoccio, Cozze Alla Tarantina, Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini and Peppers, Pinzimonio, Annalisa's Speciale and Aperol Spritz.
Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar have been invited to put on a cooking demo at the prestigious Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. 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.
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