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On Extra Virgin 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.
In the chaos of just having moved into their new home, Debi and Gabo decide to throw a yard sale and invite the entire neighborhood but not before Debi makes sure the chickens are presentable with a bubble bath.
It's been a tough year for Debi. She's sold her home of 15 years and her beloved poodle, Dolores died. In honor of Dolores she's decided to host a fundraiser for a dog charity event in her new home inviting Kathy Griffin and other friends to have their photos taken with their beloved pets.
Debi & G prepare for a housewarming part by learning to make sepciality cocktails then don Bee Keeper outfits to carve out some fresh honeycomb for recipes before coming home to host a housewarming dinner for friends.
Debi is shocked when her 9 year old daughter announces that all she wants for her birthday is to go skydiving. Being a white-knuckle flier, this is Debi's worst nightmare! Gabo finds a way to make it happen and surprises the family with an indoor skydiving experience.
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.
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 surprises Gabrielle by wanting to learn how to cook pizza in the wood fire oven. After a couple of attempts she's throwing pizza like a pro and adds her own twist to pizza by creating a beautiful basil oil to garnish the wood fired snack. 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, plus pasta primavera and a salad of chopped Romaine hearts with Salsa Verde.
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.
The family takes to the road for an excellent artisans adventure through Tuscany. Stopping first at an organic Dairy farm to make cheese - and Debi decides she wants to try and milk one of the cows. Then it's off to make authentic Tuscan bread with a baker who shows them the old ways. Finally, they meet an Italian Nona who teaches them how to make fresh ravioli. They take everything back to Gabriele's mother's home and create an artisanal feast from everything they discovered.
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.
G & D have been invited to put on a cooking demo at the prestigious Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona. They whip up a shrimp risotto and a peach and fennel salad that empresses festival goers. Then they're under the gun as they go to the villa made famous by author Frances Mayes in her book "Under The Tuscan Gun" to cook a special lunch for some important VIPs in the Italian culinary world. The pressure is for Gabriele to perform in his homeland!
The pressure is on for Debi & G as they take over a Los Angeles restaurant and test out recipes for their new cookbook on some famous foodies - Susan Feniger, and several others.
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