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Signed Cookbook Giveaway: Debi & Gabriele’s Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen

Extra Virgin Cookbook As any fan of Cooking Channel’s Extra Virgin knows, for stars Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, a great passion for food and their love for one another are intimately intertwined. Their new cookbook, Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen (on sale May 6, 2014), paints a road map of their romance through recipes – the fried squash blossoms Gabriele made for Debi on their first date; the farro salad Gabriele’s mother made for Debi upon their first meeting – offering as many glimpses into their warm lives as authentic Italian dishes. As Debi puts it in the book’s introduction, in “meeting and falling for Gabriele, I discovered how much great food also comes from a desire to feed the ones you love.”

As their story goes, Gabriele introduced Debi to the fresh, produce-driven dishes and rustic cooking style from his native Tuscany, and together they celebrate a bicoastal, bicontinental fusion of Tuscan influence, California freshness and Debi’s New York heritage in their cooking. They happily spoil loved ones (most especially daughters Evelina and Giulia) with inspired, flavorful meals and encourage viewers (and now readers) to do the same. Start with the Heirloom Tomato Caprese shown on the cover, and make your way through to understated Mascarpone and Amaretti Cups for dessert. The chapters are cleanly organized in the order you’d consume the dishes: Appetizers, Pastas and Sauces, Salads, Meat, Fish and so on (Gabriele is such a fan that risotto has its own dedicated section) so you can easily mix and match courses in your own Tuscan buffet.

Try a couple recipes from Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen today:
Pici All’Aglione (shown at top)
Breakfast Pizza (above, left)
Oven-Roasted Potatoes: Patate Arrosto (above, right)
Grilled Mozzarella Sandwich
Risotto with Taleggio and Wild Carrot Honey

We’re giving away FIVE SIGNED copies of Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen (one copy to each of five winners). All you have to do to enter is check out Debi and Gabriele’s best recipes from the show and leave a comment telling us which dish you like the best.

So, tell us, which Extra Virgin recipe is your favorite? You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving five very lucky, randomly selected commenters each a copy of Extra Virgin. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 21 years or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes starts at 10:00am ET on April 28, 2014 and ends at 6:00pm ET on May 2, 2014. For full official rules, visit Sponsored by Cooking Channel, LLC, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.


Comments (427)

  1. Kyra M posted 05/02/2014

    Cream-filled Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce all the way!! All the food is really wonderfully delectable though!!!! Hard to choose. Yum, makes me hungry thinking about it!

  2. Nancy Allard posted 05/03/2014

    Arancini Di Riso & red sauce. The hazelnut chocolate cake looks yummy. Love your recipes and look forward to the shows every week!!

  3. sherry ruiter posted 05/03/2014

    Green Gazpacho! Who knew? Now I do! Love watching their show!

  4. michelle souza posted 05/03/2014

    mozzarella sandwich!

  5. Cynthia C. posted 05/03/2014

    The best is Leek and Potato Cake.

  6. Renee Johnson posted 05/03/2014

    The Hazelnut Chocolate Cake looks delicious & simple & quick to make!

  7. Martha Waugh posted 05/03/2014

    I would love to make the Lasagne Alla Bolognese.

  8. Cindyzee posted 05/03/2014

    I love the simplicity and love you have for your Family and each other and of course for the food! Your red sauce has become a favorite in our house!

  9. Donna Grzelak posted 05/03/2014

    Patate Arrosto! Nothing like a great roasted potato…yummy!

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  11. Arne posted 05/03/2014

    Wood fired leg of lamb

  12. Susan Broughton posted 05/03/2014

    I think the Leek and Potato Cake looked and sounded the tastiest to me. I think I might even give the recipe a try for dinner!. Thanks

  13. Susan Broughton posted 05/03/2014

    I am repeating my answer because I did not put my email in the last one so here is the copy of the above answer. Sorry I think the Leek and Potato Cake looked and sounded the tastiest to me. I think I might even give the recipe a try for dinner!. Thanks

  14. Janet Theimer posted 05/03/2014

    I love the lasagna alla bolognese. Love the show especially when it is on set in Italy.

  15. Christina posted 05/04/2014

    I'm for the margherita pizza and the leek and potato cake

  16. Dani Ellerton posted 05/04/2014

    I made the Grilled Apricots with Goat Cheese for a get together my husband and I hosted. This was the first introduction to goat cheese for a lot of people, and everyone loved it!

  17. Jean Guido posted 05/04/2014

    I was happy to see the tip of preheating the stone in a500 degree oven for 1 hour. I love thin crisp pizza..

  18. suzanne posted 05/04/2014

    i love your show- watch it all the time!!! thanks for great ideas!!!

  19. Anne posted 05/04/2014

    All of my favorite things are in the Hazelnut Chocolate Cake. I LOVE chocolate and my favorite nut and nut flavor is Hazelnut – Nocciola! you also add a hint of espresso. What could be better? The moist texture with the hazelnut pieces for crunch is just perfect. Thank you, tahnk you, grazie!

  20. traci perry posted 05/05/2014

    I like this show. I like something with deli food like light cooking as salad and etc. not pasta or pizza with sauce that bother me to be. and I watching your show as well pretty good show. I love to get this book. I been watching cooking channel than foodnetwork channel is. smile. :)

  21. t ony barbara posted 06/04/2014

    I love all your recipes I am Italian American frist generation ilearn how to cook from my grandmother I bcame a chef and worked for 47 years until I retired i think you guys are great

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  23. Rosemary Sanzari posted 03/01/2015

    I just started watching their cooking show…I think they are absolutely cute together. I saw Debi once on an episode of Ghost Story, she was telling her story I believe of a ghost in the house she lived in with a friend…I thought she was cute, but now paired up with Gabrielle, they are just to cute together, and the cooking looks absolutely delicious. I love the way they incorporate their children into the show. They truly look like a loving family; friends and relatives, and genuine love for people, seems to be who they are. I liked the episode when they cooked for their neighborhood in the local cafe.

  24. Sharon b Hruska posted 04/03/2016

    Can't decide which recipe I like best. I have tried several of them. Growing up and cooking in Italian family your recipes are like what my mother and grandmother made.s g aron

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