Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos's fast-tracked love story [Video]
The actress Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, owner of Tuscan Gun, Mr. Corcos “Meeting Debi was a moment that said, 'Wow, you exist. Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos opened up their 14th century Italian I recently discovered that actress Debi Mazar - she of Goodfellas and Entourage fame - is. Open .. bastianich Masterchef Usa, Lidia Bastianich, Italian Chef, Joseph, Italy, Soul Food .. “Meeting John really changed my life,” Blunt told InStyle in April, “. 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 .
We try to stay open minded, and always continue to dream and try to make things happen.
We almost never take real vacations and spend little on new stuff. We try to create the beauty in our lives. We keep a beautiful home with love, fresh paint, flowers, good food, and friends!
Anything else is icing. How did you each develop your individual cooking styles? Why do your styles blend together so well? Having somebody to cook for is always the best way to get going in the kitchen.
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It is a lot of fun and very romantic, as if Debi and I needed another excuse to be attached by the hip. We are always together. Mine are developed out of literal survival, and a great curiosity in general. We play great music, we inspire each other in the kitchen.
And, also, if you have it together in the bedroom, the kitchen is the most obvious next place to feed it all. Favorite restaurants for a date night? Our favorite restaurant in Los Angeles is Angelini Osteria. Gino, chef and owner of the Osteria, is not from Florence. He comes from Rimini, which is a city on the Adriatic Coast of Italy, a couple of hundred miles north of Florence.
Despite the fact that regional cuisine is incredibly diversified throughout Italy, his food is the closest thing to home I ever experienced here in the U. I am actually working in his kitchen these days, a couple of times a week, no pay. I just enjoy terribly the sound and the smell of an Italian kitchen. I love being the new guy, the outsider that has to pay respect to the existing hierarchy.
I chop, I dice, I clean, and I observe carefully everything that is done. Milk, eggs, yogurt, strawberries, pineapple, mortadella, prosciutto, pancetta and guanciale.
Pecorino, Fontina, goat cheese, burrata and some Italian Taleggio. Broccoli, salad, carrots, celery, parsley, chives, zucchini, beats. Mayo, catchup, Dijon mustard, flaxseed oil, bee pollen, fresh picked aloe-vera from my garden for burns, salted butter, assorted fresh jams, fresh almond butter, prosecco, O. With their two young daughters, they have a home life that is pleasantly chaotic and filled with only home cooked Tuscan meals. You had this beautiful velvet suit and I was wearing patent leather.
We have the poodle connection for sure. Did you grow up in downtown New York? I was born in Queens Village. My mother was He was sort of a small time gangster-wannabe. They broke up, had the marriage annulled, and she moved into the village with her Cuban gay friends on 10th Street near the Russian Bath House. My mom moved around a lot—I was back and forth to Queens. There were no cell phones; our mailbox was a mile down the road because it was so rural everybody had to go to one area to get their mail.
It gave me a sense of curiosity. At the time, I hated it. For me to go visit a friend was nearly impossible. I had hippy parents; they were growing their own pot. I ended up finding my way through nature, which helped me when I met my current husband because we also have a house in an Etruscan town right above Florence in Italy. What does he grow there, his family? We have about 20, olive trees. Some are really ancient. Our little country barn is from the 15th century. Aside from our olive orchards, we have apricots, we have cherries, wild boar running rampant.
They will kill you and they slice you up with those tusks. We also have deer and owls and pheasants. Do you make your own olive oil?
We have incredible olive oil. We like to harvest it with the family as a tradition. I fell in love with film noir. Then I got into photography and then into modernism. There were just so many great looks. I fell into vintage only because I could not afford to go to a proper department store or open a fashion magazine.
That was unattainable, so I had to get very creative. My grandmother had proper stockings and bed jackets and garter belts. They came over on the Mayflower, if you can believe it.
How old were you when you came back to New York? I came back to New York at 12 or When did you start going out and dancing? When did the performance bug happen? I ended up moving in with my godparents in Long Island.
They gave me a stability that I needed at that moment. I stayed there for a couple of years, and then I started sneaking into the city, and there was a club called the Peppermint Lounge. I was a kid. I got some fake ID. Mickey Ruskin owned these clubs and he owned a restaurant called One U, at 1 University Place, and I became a waitress. Did you immediately connect with Rene? He would come in and cause a scene and he liked me and he would put the jukebox on.
Were you collecting any art at that point?Extra Virgin - Garlic Spinach
I was going to art shows and drinking the free champagne at Mr. Then I got a job at the Mudd Club. It started in the coat check and I worked my way up to working the VIP door. I think I was If David Bowie walked in, okay, I knew who that was, and of course Debbie Harry, but there were people walking in like David Byrne from the Talking Heads—people that were famous in the downtown scene. She welcomes me in like we're old besties, though this is our first meeting.
I help her pick out her earrings, try on some perfume and she dusts my face with foundation as she gets dressed for an event at the New York City Wine and Food Festival.
At the food fest, she and her tall, Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, are promoting the second season of Extra Virgin, the surprise-hit Cooking Channel show that chronicles their lives in L. Between sips of champagne, we talked food, celebs, and the good old clubbing days of '80s-era New York.
They used to give it out in Danceteria! Yes, I was working the elevator in Danceteria back then, and that's where I met Madonna. She came into my elevator and she said, "Wanna dance?
Is it true that they used to pump "laughing gas" into Danceteria? That was the rumor of the time. No, that wasn't true. Everyone was just drunk and on drugs in those days. I was just working the fucking elevator. I met a lot of great people there and one of them was Madonna. She was a Midwestern kid, straight off the boat from Michigan, and she was hanging around the music area of 37th Street and trying to get her record out there.
We started hanging out from that night on, and I started doing her makeup. My acting thing didn't come until a little bit later because I was mostly doing makeup in the theater, standing behind the stage like "All About Eve.
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I would go onstage when everybody left, in the dark, and pretend that I was some opera star or some fabulous maven of the theater and say my lines to nobody. I realized then that I was not happy so I started studying acting.
So how did you go from makeup artist to acting to cooking? I was always a person who loved to travel and loved to eat and loved to cook. And when I met Gabriele in Florence, he impressed me with his cooking. He simplified everything -- he "Tuscanized" every recipe. He would take my beef stew that I learned in Cuba and he would make it simple and beautiful and everything came out better.
We fell in love and got pregnant very quickly, and he even gave up playing with Shakira on her world tour to be with me and the baby As they say in Italy; the power of the pussy hair is stronger than a hundred bulls -- it pulls harder than anything else.