Born in Florence, Italy, Gabriele Corcos was raised in the Olive Country of Fiesole. His grandmother and mother taught him everything he knows about Tuscan food and traditional farmers’ cuisine. At the age of six, one Sunday morning alone in the kitchen, Gabriele decided to turn on the oven and baked his first cake. He then delivered it warm to his parents’ bedroom for breakfast, but decided to charge them a fee! From then on, his Sunday morning baking experiments became his weekly allowance. Gabriele has not stopped cooking since, and he has an insatiable fascination with food, a love for organic ingredients, and foremost a determination to feed his wife and children in the healthiest and most natural way he knows…the Tuscan Way.
His new Cooking Channel show, Extra Virgin, invites viewers into his family’s Los Angeles home, where Gabriele and his wife , actress Debi Mazar, share their passion for food and each other. She’s a modern girl from Queens, and he’s a food purist from the hills of Tuscany. With their two young daughters, they have a home life that is pleasantly chaotic and filled with only home cooked Tuscan meals.