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Saturday, April 5, 2014

A-Z Challenge E is for Eataly!


Eataly, for those of you not familiar with it, is an amazing Italian supermarket, restaurant and shop in New York City. Oh my goodness they offer such an amazing variety of everything I love; all the best stinky cheeses, tons of hard, crusty Italian bread, meats and pastries. Since the food I  love to cook and eat the most is Italian, I plan on begging my parents to take me there, making a trip there in the very near future.  Recently, the store was featured on one of my favorite Cooking Channel's shows: Extra Virgin. If you haven't seen this show and you love Tuscan food, you must tune in!

Extra Virgin is hosted by actress Deb Mazar (of Goodfella fame)and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos. They have two cute little girls that sometimes appear on the show with them as well. I love this program for a number of reasons. First, the hosts are down to earth, easy to follow and cook with lots of passion and humor. Second, they make amazing Tuscan food and are full of great ideas and new techniques to pass down. And the third, most important reason I love them so much is because they haven't made a dish yet that I didn't want to reach through the tv and gobble up!

Gabriele, is from Tuscany, so they often go back and film there. One of my favorite episodes is when they go back to Italy to renew their wedding vows, and cooked a feast for all of their guests. Man, would I have loved to be invited to that wedding! The food. My gosh, the food, I am still dreaming about it. It looked incredible.


What's your favorite cooking show? Any of you ever been to an Eataly? 

9 comments:

  1. Both the shop and the show sound amazing. I live in Nevada, so a trip to NY is a real long shot for me and I don't really have TV. I do have a TV but no cable or anything like that. I only use it to watch DVD's. So... I'm gonna have to take your word for it on both counts.

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  2. There are several Eataly locations, but I think the closest to you is in Chicago! Sorry about that :(

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  3. No, never heard of Eataly. Sounds a bit like a local store of ours called Vincenzo's. I think you can get everything there and if they don't have it they will order it. Not just Italian, their stuff is from all over.

    Hubby in particular would love to go to Tuscany. Don't think we have that show up here in Canada.

    Thanks for dropping by.

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    1. That's too bad. It's such a great show. I am hoping to get to Tuscany for a loooong visit. We have relatives in Italy so I am hoping one day to go see them, and definitely EAT with them. LOL

      Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Hey Faith - I just realized whose daughter you are! Yeah, little slow on the uptake.
    Haven't watched Extra Virgin. Closest thing to a food show I watch is Restaurant Impossible.

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    1. I love to watch Restaurant Impossible! I pretty much tune in to Food Network and Cooking Channel, whenever I watch tv. But Extra Virgin is one of my very favorites.

      Lucky me to have the mom I have, right? She is the best. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. This is the Deb who was the actual person in the Goodfellas story??? SeriouslY? I will HAVE to check out her show! Great post!

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  6. And I adore the Food Network (I almost typed Foot Network... I suspect that's a whole different thing)

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    1. LOL! Yes, I suppose the Foot Network would be a totally different type of channel.

      Yes, Debi Mazar is an actress who really played in the movie Goodfellas. I think she's been in lots of other things, but most people remember her from Goodfellas.

      Thank you very much Miss Cathy for following my blog. I hope you like my recipes.

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