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Mar 2, 2017 by Gabriele Corcos

This recipe is straight out of my grandmother hand-written book. Since forever she has kept a very elegant and petit hard cover book by her stove, some recipes have been…

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Aug 9, 2016 by Gabriele Corcos

Summer at times is tricky! It’s the perfect time of the year to entertain, throw parties, hang by the pool… relax. At the same time you do not want to…

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Jul 11, 2016 by Gabriele Corcos

When summer finally hits my farm in Tuscany, a dramatic  change occurs in the way my mom runs her kitchen. It’s not really a matter of ingredients, but a whole around…

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Apr 10, 2016 by Gabriele Corcos

As the warmer season approaches, so do the opportunities to spend time with friends and entertain! What will you serve in your backyard this summer? This recipe is perfect as…

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Oct 27, 2015 by Gabriele Corcos

While growing up this recipe has always been one of my favorites. Straight out of Nonna Lola’s kitchen, this dish encompasses everything that a family meal is about: comfort, happiness,…

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Sep 27, 2015 by Gabriele Corcos

My father taught to cook three things: meat on the fire, beer fritters and Mozzarella in Carrozza. You could say this is the Italian version of the grilled cheese sandwich; a…

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Sep 12, 2015 by Gabriele Corcos

A shepherd used to live on my family’s farm in Tuscany and herd his sheep in our pasteur. My grandfather, a man ahead of the times, never charged the shepherd…

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Jul 11, 2015 by Gabriele Corcos

There is something very special about the Italian Summer and the profound attachment we have to our local seafood… I remember being woken up at the crack of dawn by…

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Jan 19, 2015 by Gabriele Corcos

I have created this recipe a few years back when developing the menus for The Montauk Yacht Club in Long Island NY. It was my very first culinary consulting job…

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Jul 8, 2014 by Gabriele Corcos

Pizza is the perfect template for being creative with food. You can pretty much put anything you want on the dough, sweet or savory, bake it and at the very…

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May 13, 2014 by Gabriele Corcos

Octopus is one of those ingredients that’s present in the Mediterranean diet wherever you go. In Italy, during the summer, it’s really easy to find octopus salads or pasta with…

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Jul 30, 2013 by Gabriele Corcos

Unsalted Tuscan bread is unsalted because in Tuscany we love food that has a lot of flavor and the tapenade is the perfect example of a condiment that has a…

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Jun 13, 2013 by Gabriele Corcos

These are the flowers that grow off  the zucchini. Ever since I can remember this was a favorite Summer dish growing up. I clearly remember going to the vegetable store…

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Oct 21, 2012 by Gabriele Corcos

Italian cuisine thrives on appetizers. Whenever you have family events, dine out or on any special occasion the appetizer is essential in gathering the family to the table and starting…

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Nov 28, 2011 by Gabriele Corcos

This is a kid friendly appetizer that has veggies, cheese and a crispy dough! I think we could cook it with any vegetable; spinach, Swiss chard, dandelion greens… I like…

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Oct 12, 2011 by Gabriele Corcos

Artichokes, along with beets and mushrooms represent for me a moment of growth for my palate. I still remember clearly (you know those memories you cannot shake off) my parents…

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Mar 9, 2011 by Gabriele Corcos

Farro salad is a stable of any given Italian summer. Its freshness and lightness are perfect for a picnic or an evening appetizer, especially and if you happen to have…

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Mar 4, 2011 by Gabriele Corcos

When I started posting videos on Youtube a few years ago I never thought it could have brought me this far… I just got back from a very intense three-days-food-marathon…

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Oct 23, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

Renato was my grandfather, the one that I inherited the farm from. When I was a kid, we used to drive his car through the fields. It was one of…

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Aug 30, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

When you think about appetizers, you really don’t have to go to extreme lengths. Simple ingredients are always the best, keep that in mind. Fresh honey that comes from somebody…

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Aug 23, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

Artichokes are a wonderful vegetable. I am flabbergasted by the size of the gigantic artichokes that I can find here in the states. A few years ago I was finally…

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Aug 9, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

I’d never made fresh cheese until last year. Now that I have kids I am prone to try new things that aren’t just kitchen things, but can be fun for…

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Aug 2, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

Frittata is a wonderful snack in Italy which is used for an appetizer, for breakfast or whatever. It’s mostly used to recycle  any leftover you’ve got in the fridge like…

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Apr 14, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

Fava beans are one of the most common ways that Spring gets celebrated in Tuscany… A handful of fresh raw beans, a chunk of salty pecorino cheese and a glass…

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Oct 23, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

This is our first bruschetta. In Italy, by definition, a bruschetta is a flame toasted thick slice of bread dressed with any kind of sauce, topped with Extra Virgin Olive…

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Sep 17, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

Let’s not indulge in conversation, here’s a new recipe that deserves and demands your full attention… This one “has to be scheduled”; so, crack out your device, punch in your…

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Jul 25, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

It is summer, it is hot, it is still! Today we decided not to cook and whipped out a quick tuna salad that made a perfect date lunch by the…

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May 18, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

Today’s lunch could have easily been a mid-August family feast. The kitchen filled up with wonderful smell of roasted peppers, and both Debi and I have been transported somewhere else……

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Apr 22, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

Recycling is a very good habit, and it can be extremely pleasurable if applied wisely to your food! Learn how to work with your leftovers, use you freezer, your fridge,…

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Mar 1, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

Today, for the very first time, we will be cooking with butter instead of olive oil. This succulent and kids friendly dish comes again from my grandmother’s kitchen; it is…

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Jul 12, 2007 by Gabriele Corcos

This is possibly our most used sauce in the kitchen. Not only it truly represents a staple pasta sauce throughout Italy but it also serves as a simple base for…

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