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Feb 3, 2011 05:34 AM

"Extra Virgin" on Cooking Channel

What do we think of this show with Debi Mazar and her Tuscan husband? I know this board tends to be highly critical of most TV shows _ and it's true there are plenty of bad ones. But I kind of enjoyed the one episode of "Extra Virgin" I've seen so far. It was the one where they go to a farm and get chickens. Anyone else? Opinions?

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  1. I have not seen this show , Yet.... Never really thought this would be a good one, but heard all good reviews.. I need to look up re-run times when I get home. .I personally think most of the shows that I ever seen on the Cooking Channel are pretty good. Some are very labor intensive, but much much better than food network . Look forward to watching even more , now.

    1. I've only caught one episode and I thought it was quirky but entertaining. One gets a good sense of Gabriele and Debi's personality and the sense that they are just trying to have a good time talking to you about the food they love to make. It is very conversational in an unconstrived and natural way -- what a lot of cooking shows strive to be.

      1. I did not enjoy this one at all. It seemed more like a "Real Housewives" episode than a cooking show.

        1. I'm still trying to figure out how a so-so character actress becomes a food maven and gets her own show.

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          1. re: mucho gordo

            When your best friend is Madonna, it's quite easy.

            1. re: AugustEscoff

     Madonna has an in at the cooking chanel....the show is cute and they have had an extremely popular food blog for years.

            2. I really like the show. The food looks amazing and delicious. I learn a bit, it's entertaining, and I like the reality style of it. Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos have been running a food blog for years- Under the Tuscan Gun. So Debi has been involved and interested in food for a while. I think it's a great addition to the boring stand and stir shows that we're all used to.