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A Passion for Fresh, Simple Cooking

Tuscan Chef and Author Gabriele Corcos’ Brooklyn Life

by Gayle Wilson

From the tender age of 5, Tuscan chef and cookbook author Gabriele Corcos cooked with his grandmother. 1,017 more words


Olive Oil and Heart Disease

Studies have shown that people who consumed 25 milliliters (mL) – about 2 tablespoons – of virgin olive oil daily for 1 week showed less oxidation of LDL cholesterol and higher levels of antioxidant compounds, particularly phenols, in the blood. 96 more words

More Health Benefits of Olive oil

The greatest exponent of monounsaturated fat is olive oil, and it is a prime component of the Mediterranean Diet. Olive oil is a natural juice which preserves the taste, aroma, vitamins and properties of the olive fruit. 141 more words

Vegan Pesto

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a few days…but i just haven’t had time…so here i am now.
As you know, i live in italy and pesto is big here…but unfortunately all of the pesto that is widely available (most supermarkets) has parmesan and/or pecorino cheese. 189 more words

Extra Virgin a Book Review

Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The book EXTRA VIRGIN was written by the Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar, they were husband and wife and have their own show in Cooking Channel entitled EXTRA VIRGIN same as the book title. 225 more words

Book Reviews

Sautéed Dandelion Greens

Organic dandelion greens with green onion, garlic, ghee, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt.