Gabriele Corcos’ Cookbook Collection

Earlier this month, I shared a post on how our cookbook collections stack up sharing some friends’ photos and other information. Today, Gabriele Corcos was the subject of my Friday Flashback featuring his books Extra Virgin and Super Tuscan written with his actress wife, Debi Mazar. 

Below is a photo of Gabriele’s office/cookbook library which he is graciously sharing with us today. 


Gabriele kindly answered a few questions as well. 

Q: What was your very first cookbook?

Gabriele:  I started cooking using the “Talismano della Felicita'” by Ada Boni when I was 6 years old. Early Sunday morning in the kitchen was all for myself. I would bake a cake a week (I would also price it and serve it in bed to my parents who at that point had to pay for breakfast).  Boni’s book used to be a staple wedding gift between the 70s and 90s and every family in Italy has it in their kitchen. My first recipe was an Almond Cake.

Q: How many cookbooks do you own?

Gabriele: Roughly 900!

Q: Lastly, which cookbooks are your favorites?

Gabriele:  Jerusalem, Zahav, The Lebanese Kitchen, Ceviche, Artusi, Tartine Bread, Far Afield (and another 20-30 titles).

Gabriele, thank you for sharing your collection with us today. Michael Solomonov as well as a few other of our favorites authors are working on pieces for Eat Your Books – look for those and our member features soon.


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  • Julia  on  September 17, 2017

    Brilliant! 6 years old, baking, serving and charging her parents for breakfast cake.

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