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Perfect Pasta, Part 2

Guest contributor Gabriele Corcos and his wife Debi Mazar star in Extra Virgin, Wednesday nights at 10pm ET/ 9pm CT. Last time, I wrote about how Italians enjoy pasta in all different shapes and sizes, and talked about the various long cuts of pasta. Today I want to tell you about the different short pastas […]

Pasta Perfect with Extra Virgin

Gabriele Corcos and his wife Debi Mazar star in Extra Virgin, Wednesdays at 10pm ET/ 9pm CT. For Italians, pasta is everything. It’s our heritage, our comfort food, our excitement and enthusiasm—pasta is pure sexiness! Italians cook with both fresh and dry pastas, but don’t be fooled! They are very different from each other and they are absolutely not interchangeable. We […]

David Rocco Talks Olive Oil

A lot of folks ask me about olive oil, so here’s the deal. I use extra virgin for everything, including deep frying. There’s no comparison to other oils. Don’t believe me? Try frying your french fries next time in EVOO. I generally have two types: a good one for frying and sauteing, and an amazing […]

Extra Virgin: Tips for Tuscan-Style Grilling

Gabriele Corcos and his wife Debi Mazar star in Extra Virgin, premiering tonight at 10pm ET/ 9pm CT. Italy is a microcosm of regional cuisines, but all Italians love to grill. Where I come from in Tuscany, people have a pretty straightforward way of thinking when it comes to seasoning and cooking meat on the grill. Steaks are […]

More Mario — Ciao America!

Beloved Italian super-chef Mario Batali doesn’t just love cooking Italian, but eating it to. There’s no denying the guy’s one of the foremost experts on Italian in the country. So aren’t you just the least bit curious to see where his favorite places to eat are? That’s why we’re psyched that Ciao America has found a new home on […]

Debi Mazar Stars in “Extra Virgin”

What do you get when you pair a modern girl from the streets of Queens with a food purist from the hills of Tuscany? A modern day Lucy and Ricky with a passion for food, family and each other. Actress Debi Mazar and her husband Gabriele Corcos invite you into their kitchen in the new […]

Zucchine Sott’Olio

I recently had the pleasure of lunching at the Oakland home of Rosetta Costantino. Rosetta’s been teaching how to cook the foods of her native Calabria for years, and her extensive knowledge of this much overlooked regional cuisine is now lovingly and gorgeously documented in a new book.

Summer Fest: Peck of Perfect Peppers

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com. In celebration of […]

David Rocco’s Updates from Italy

This summer, I lived vicariously through David Rocco as he traversed Italy for three weeks to work on his second cookbook and scout locations for the next season of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita. Every day I’d check his Facebook fan page for the next mouth-watering update as David cooked and ate his way through Sicily, […]

Cooking the Channel: A Duo of David Rocco Salads

On a sweltering Sunday, the last thing I wanted to do was turn on a burner or the oven. It was the perfect day for light, refreshing no-cook recipes. Maybe a salad, I thought, but not any old boring jumble of lettuce and dressing. A couple fresh Italian salads from David Rocco’s Dolce Vita caught […]

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