Celebrity TV hosts Gabriele Corcos, Debi Mazar


Celebrity TV hosts Gabriele Corcos, Debi Mazar come to Syracuse for WCNY’s Taste of Fame event Oct. 22

WCNY Public Media invites the media to cover its second annual Taste of Fame fundraising event, featuring a delicious four-course meal crafted by celebrities Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar, acclaimed television hosts and husband and wife chefs on the hit Cooking Channel show “Extra Virgin.” Corcos and Mazar will share stories about their personal journey to create a celebrated restaurant, a successful TV show, and a happy life in America and Italy.

The event takes place at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Oncenter, 800 S. State St. Syracuse, NY 13202. 

About Corcos and Mazar

Gabriele Corcos
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. Gabriele 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. Gabriele has spent a few years in Los Angeles he has spent some time in the kitchens of notable chefs such as Mark Peel of Campanile Restaurant and Gino Angelini of Osteria Angelini. He catered private events, cooked for many celebrities and for the year 2012 he was appointed as executive chef of the prestigious Montauk Yacht Club, the oldest Yacht Club in America. His menu features traditional farmers cuisine from his home country and a few Super Tuscan takes on American staple recipes. Gabriele recently opened his first eatery “The Tuscan Gun” in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. The shop offers super traditional Tuscan dishes and it’s open every day for breakfast and lunch; a few ticketed dinners are held monthly, featuring special menus and farm to table seasonal ingredients.

The hit Cooking Channel show, “Extra Virgin,” invites viewers into his family’s Brooklyn 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. 

Debi Mazar
Debi Mazar is an acclaimed actress who made her feature film debut in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas.” A native New Yorker, she is best known for her outstanding portrayals of edgy, sharp-tongued characters in more than 70 films, television shows and stage productions. Her extensive onscreen work includes film with legendary directors Woody Allen, Michael Mann, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. She also starred in her own television sitcom “Temporarily Yours” and was known for her role as hard-charging publicist Shauna on the HBO series“Entourage,” which earned her and the cast a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2004.

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