Actress Debi Mazar and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, invite you into their home as they share their tremendous passion for Tuscan food and for each other. She's a modern girl from the streets of Queens and he's a food purist from the hills of Tuscany. It's Lucy and Ricky in the kitchen as the two food lovers share ideas, haggle, and finally compromise to create the perfect Tuscan American blend all the while providing important lessons that you just won't find in your average cookbook. Prepare for total immersion into their passionate, spirited life as they show you how on a daily basis anyone in any kitchen can blend the simple traditions of Tuscany with modern life in America. (Source: The Cooking Channel)
It's July in Tuscany and it's hot. Debi, Gabriele and the girls need a break from the heat so Gabriele decides to take them to the Mediterranean coastal town of Livorno for some fun in the breezy sea air and some fresh, light seafood. They'll stop at a local restaurant for some traditional cuisine, take in the boardwalk scene and then they'll hit the big fish market to buy some fresh seafood to take home and cook tomorrow. For dinner, they'll make a Livorno-inspired meal with Gabriele's signature Tuscan twist.
Every good chef needs a good set of tools. When Debi and Gabriele are in Tuscany, they try to cook with unique Tuscan tools whenever possible. And, like any chef, they're always looking to add to their arsenal. In this episode, they'll take the kids and Robert to a flea market go on the hunt for traditional cooking utensils. But first they take them for a picnic at the local zip line adventure park. Back home, after the zip lines and flea market, they'll cook a delicious dinner using the day's finds.