DEBI MAZAR and GABRIELE CORCOS are ambassadors of contemporary Tuscan cooking. In Extra Virgin, food, family, and style come together in a celebration of the pleasures of the rustic Italian table with 120 recipes for simple yet exquisite meals that are accessible, full of fresh flavor, and easy to prepare. Gabriele is a traditional Italian with a big heart, and Debi is an outgoing, brash New York City girl. Their sassy and playful exchanges illuminate what’s important in everyday life: good food and a lot of love.
Ranging from traditional antipasti and soups to their spin on
entrees, pizzas, and desserts, recipes include Pecorino and Honey
Dip, a sweet and salty way to start a meal; tangy, luscious Grilled
Apricots with Goat Cheese Ricotta, inspired by wild Tuscan apricot
trees; and Sausage and Beans, which offers hints of fennel in a
Tuscan red sauce. Here, too, are Braised Artichokes softened in
guanciale-infused oil, Breakfast Pizza, and Coffee Granita just as
Italians make it.
So flag these recipes, get sauce on them, let splashes of olive oil
mark the pages—and invite Debi and Gabriele’s charisma and passion
for cooking to spill into your kitchen.