Jul 9, 2020 by Gabriele Corcos

  Frying zucchini flowers at our house in Fiesole marks the beginning of summer for our vegetable gardens. The sun becomes hotter, the air a bit still, the soil starts…

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May 14, 2020 by Gabriele Corcos

 If you think lasagne is a meat-and-tomato-sauce-only dish, think again. This staple of my youth is elegant, mouthwatering, and can easily be part of a multi-course meal without filling you up. Just…

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May 13, 2020 by Gabriele Corcos

Every family has a very short list of recipes that are carefully executed only in certain times of the year; sometimes they are just too complicated or long in preparation…

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Jan 18, 2018 by Gabriele Corcos

More of a Sicilian in origin, this is a wonderful  salad to prepare when you can find blood red oranges. Fresh, citrusy, refreshing and nourishing, this is always a crowd…

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Sep 25, 2017 by Gabriele Corcos

When traveling in Tennessee, we were struck by the similarity between the local country ham and Italian prosciutto. Both are sweet, salty, and silky at the same time. I only…

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Aug 26, 2017 by Gabriele Corcos

We have great memories of al fresco meals, both in the Tuscan countryside and in our Brooklyn back- yard. But this particular combination of simple lentils and creamy burrata is…

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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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Dec 11, 2015 by Gabriele Corcos

This recipe is one of the most solid tricks I carry in my pocket; it’s rustic, it’s quick, it’s absolutely sick delicious. Simplicity is very often the best way to…

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Sep 7, 2015 by Gabriele Corcos

When you grow up in Italy you eat salad for one reason and one reason only, because your mother makes you! Our regional cuisine thrives on seasonal produce and we…

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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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Sep 21, 2012 by Gabriele Corcos

This is how I like Mashed Potatoes. Sure there is something to be said about preparing it with cream and butter, but this is a much lighter, healthier way to…

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Sep 12, 2012 by Gabriele Corcos

It is really customary in Italy to prepare fresh, seasonal produce by simply sautéing it in a pan with a touch of olive oil, some shallots and a pinch of…

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Jul 28, 2012 by Gabriele Corcos

I love string beans. It’s probably one of the first vegetables that I have ever worked with and there is one  very good reason why. I grew up with them,…

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Jun 15, 2012 by Gabriele Corcos

This is easily the first item you find in any Italian restaurant around the world. A classic summer appetizer because of it simplicity, delicate flavors and seasonal ingredients, I prepare…

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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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Oct 11, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

This is the fantastic hunter’s stew. It’s somewhat of a winter dish because it is served warm, and the texture is very juicy. It requires a lot of cooking, it’s…

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Sep 6, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

In Italy, again, vegetables are considered like salad: side dishes. It’s funny how much more consideration is given to the starch, the bread, the pasta, and the meat. Salads and greens…

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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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Jul 4, 2010 by Gabriele Corcos

This is a traditional farmer’s dish which is made with stale bread and garden vegetables. The farmers in Italy, especially during the months of July and August when the droughts…

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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 16, 2009 by Gabriele Corcos

“Pollo alla Cacciatora” (Chicken Cacciatora) is a very common, almost ubiquitous dish throughout Italy. Like other recipes that are present in almost all regions of our country, you can come…

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May 1, 2009 by Gabriele Corcos

When we cook any past sauce, it is usually a rule of thumb to start making the sauce, and eventually boil the water and cook the pasta. With this recipe…

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Sep 30, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

I personally never used a pressure cooker until the day I met Deb! My mom used it quite often, but the pot she had always seemed to me very scary…

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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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Jun 17, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

Italian salad succumbs to our many regional menus. Yes, our cooking is seasonal, and we always enjoy a good amount of vegetables with our meal, but in general, if you…

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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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Jan 11, 2008 by Gabriele Corcos

This is the second and last episode we shot in Italy, let us introduce you to Aunt Laura. Laura is Gabriele’s aunt, and she’s the one usually in charge of cooking…

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Oct 7, 2007 by Gabriele Corcos

What to say, we are overwhelmed by the response we are getting on our little website! Many emails are coming in, please do not take it personal if we are…

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Aug 13, 2007 by Gabriele Corcos

Today’s recipe is a real Trattoria standard dish: Sausages with “Fagioli all’Uccelletta” (beans in a spicy fresh tomato sauce). In Italy, when we talk about sausages we usually refer to…

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