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Posted 03/16/2013

Give Kids Roots, Watch Them Grow

24th Street Elementary School kids are sowing, tilling and planting in Los Angeles.  They harvest.  They clean.  They cook.  And no, they aren’t striving to become future farmers of America.  This is all just a part of the curriculum at the Garden School Foundation whose charitable mission is “dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary program of education through garden-based learning in outdoor living classrooms.”  And there’s no better place for an outdoor classroom than LA where we get more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.  Continue Reading…

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Posted 02/29/2012

SoBe Wine and Food Festival: Swine & Wine

Sunday afternoon, my wife and I went to one of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival events. We attended Swine & Wine, an event at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables hosted by none other than Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar. I asked Gabriele if he could help me get media passes a few weeks ago and he totally came through for me. Thanks again, G. The best part of the afternoon was the giant hug I got when I introduced myself! And I’m sure I have one of the only autographed menus around. Continue Reading…

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Posted 10/04/2011

Introducing, PEACE AND PASTA!

It’s funny what can inspire an idea. Sometimes it’s pure chance. A conversation. A picture. A sequence of unrelated events. Each potentially random, and each perfectly capable of coming together, making sense and planting the seed for something good to grow. Other times, it can be out of necessity. Sometimes, it’s a combination of both. When it comes to the reason behind the Peace and Pasta Apparel Line, I would say it is an equal amount of luck, dedication and your help. Many designs are in fact the direct result of social media interaction; I went straight into twitter and bluntly asked for help. And help came.

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Posted 09/20/2011

Come celebrate with us at the New York City Wine and Food Festival

In a little less than 2 weeks Debi and I will be in NYC, attending the Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival.

This spectacular weekend of culinary events will satiate any hunger and satisfy the most demanding palates, and we are excited and honored to be part of it. It will be a very intense and action packed three days, and tickets are being sold real fast. If you care to join us and attend our culinary demonstration (it will be all about Porcini Mushrooms), or if you like Caviar and would like to celebrate and party on a Manhattan rooftop, please check out the following links and make sure you secure tickets for you, your friends, and your grandmother!

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Posted 06/10/2011

“THE TASTE” Los Angeles Times, Food and Wine Festival. Sept 2-5 2011

Debi and I will be part of this incredible event during next Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles, California. We will Demo some of our recipes and host a few events. Join us for a weekend of  culinary heaven!

The following is the official press release of the festival with links and additional information, Tickets are already available online.

The inaugural Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine’s THE TASTE is set to bring together last year’s most successful Southern California gastronomic events and the creators behind them. “Food & Wine presents: Taste of Beverly Hills” and “Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food & Wine” hosted thousands of discerning foodies, who will now be able to enjoy this extraordinary four‐day celebration of all things epicurean. Continue Reading…

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Posted 04/28/2011

Babbo, What does “Virgin” mean?

I am kind of bummed.

I wake up every morning eager to write a new blog post, there is so much going on in our family life at the moment, and I so would love to be able to share it all, Extra Virgin style. Problem is that I always run out of time, as work and household duties always take priority over whatever else we have going on in our lives. We are happy over here, happy and overwhelmed! We just started writing brand new episodes for the second season of Extra Virgin (on Cooking Channel this coming fall) and this much I can tell you: it’s going to be quite a ride! I have been testing new and old recipes for the past few months, I finally mastered traditional Tuscan Bread, I started making fresh pasta and I have been baking and perfecting a bunch of fantastic cakes that I cannot wait to share with you. Continue Reading…

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Posted 03/24/2011

From Jell-O to Tuscany!

This will be my ‘introductory’ post,a bit long,but info i thought interesting to share.I thought it time,to start writing with Gabriele on our blog finally. After 6+ years of filming and having Gabriele stuck at the computer, editing and doing all the posting, I must say, Thank You my Darling! And Thank you, to you all, for years of support and patience, while we waded through, started a family, and tried to share our stories and recipes of Tuscan Food, on a somewhat of a regular basis. I consider Under The Tuscan Gun to be ‘our voice’, it is… it’s how we live, but in truth, Gabriele writes the posts, and our voices are different. I am neither a writer, or a chef… Just someone who has opinions, likes to talk and, loves to cook and eat. While Gabriele is editing/typing away, I’m in generally in kitchen, taking his command at the stove, or giving kids baths, folding laundry, helping with homework… life as we know it now. Continue Reading…

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Posted 10/21/2010

The Tuscan Gun is EXTRA VIRGIN!

It has been a point of pride in the past few years for Debi and I to keep you all updated and involved, to produce constantly new podcast episodes, and have you spend as much time as possible in our kitchen… talking Tuscan food and family recipes.
Something has happened though (as some of you might already know), that turned our life around and provided lately a lot of excitement in the “Casa”: The Tuscan Gun just got promoted to Television. Continue Reading…

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