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Extra Virgin is a cooking show featuring Debi Mazar and her husband Gabriele Corcos. Their recipes and cooking style is Tuscan with a twist. This style has been a passion of theirs largely due to the fact Gabriele was born and raised Tuscany. They try to focus on locally grown and organic ingredients that support local farmers and provide and fresh and vibrant taste to their food. They are interested in their food being healthy as well as flavorful.

Their recipes feature fresh pasta, herbs, and garlic. Some of the recipes feature their pizza oven, and Debi cooking with her mother-in-law in her Tuscan home. They strive to pass down recipes that have been in the family for generations, as well as making old recipes new.

This TV show is light hearted and down to earth. It genuinely depicts a married couple growing and sharing from the view point of a kitchen.

Wednesdays at 10:00 pm et/pt on Cooking Channel
6 Seasons, 67 Episodes - Currently Airing
January 19, 2011
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Extra Virgin Full Episode Guide

  • Debi and Gabriele 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.

  • There is a bocce ball court on Gabriele's property that nonna Lola used to play all the time, but since Gabriele moved to the states the court has fallen apart. Now, he wants to repair it and bring it back to its former glory. When it's ready, he'll get the whole family out there, including nonna Lola, for a big feast and inaugural bocce ball tournament to officially open the court again.

  • One of Gabriele's friends runs a Tuscan safari -- a trip through the wilderness that gives visitors an up close look at some of that Tuscan wildlife -- so today, he's taking Debi and the girls on safari. Then for dinner, they'll cook some delicious recipes that feature the most celebrated local wild game, the mighty boar.

  • One of Debi's favorite places to go in Florence is the 400-year-old Pharmacy at the Santa Maria Novella. Part museum, part store selling traditional and modern elixirs, oils, soaps and perfumes, Debi has been going here for years.

  • It's July in Tuscany and it's hot. Debi, Gabriele and the girls need a break from the heat so Gabriele decides to take them to the Mediterranean coastal town of Livorno for some fun in the breezy sea air and some fresh, light seafood.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For Evelina and Giulia, the best time of year is finally here -- the last day of school. While the girls take it in, Debi and Gabriele have one more afternoon to themselves and they've decided to use the time to explore the Brooklyn neighborhood Red Hook.

  • Deb has a few close friends that always talk about getting together for dinner but it seldom happens. In this episode, Deb finally gets together with three of her best friends, all of whom happen to be of Italian American heritage, Drena De Niro, Kathrine Narducci and Aida Turturro.

  • Gabriele and Debi 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. In this episode, Gabriele and Debi will 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.recipes in this episode Braised Red Kale Cucumber, Beet and Bottarga Salad Lemon Panna Cotta with Red Wine Blackberry Sauce Red Wine Blackberry Sauce Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Seared Scallops with Fava Bean Puree Sea Bass alla Vernaccia with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Braised Red Kale

  • Gabriele has his motorcycle passion, but Debi has always had a thing for fashion. In this episode, Debi takes Giulia (who inherited her mom's love of fashion) to her friend, fashion designer Zac Posen's studio for a behind the scenes tour and a dress fitting. Meanwhile, Gabriele has gone 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.recipes in this episode Apricot, Coconut and Almond Granola Fresh Peach Bellini Linguine with Red Snapper Smoked Trout Salad with Caper and Horseradish Vinaigrette

  • Debi and Gabriele 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. In this episode, they'll 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'll be shopping in all of their favorite local shops for ingredients for the big feast.recipes in this episode Besciamella Eggplant Bruschetta with Shaved Pecorino Lasagne Vegetariane Red Sauce Seared Flat-Iron Steak with Almond-Sage Pesto

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