When Cooking Channel celebrities Debi Mazar and her husband Gabriele Corcos visited southern Maine last July, they ate a Holy Donut in Portland, bought lobsters at the Portland Lobster Co., visited Scratch Baking Co. in South Portland, picked flowers and ate dinner at The Well at Jordan Farm in Cape Elizabeth, and took a selfie at Portland Head Light.

Now Portlanders will be able to tag along on the couple’s trip when it airs on the Cooking Channel Wednesday at 9 p.m.

The hosts of the show “Extra Virgin” appeared to enjoy themselves as they traveled around the greater Portland area, filming footage for a new eight-episode series called “Extra Virgin Americana.” According to a press release from the Cooking Channel, the show features Mazar and Corcos and their two daughters on a road trip, “exploring the country’s best food, iconic destinations and local culture.”

The series premiered March 2 with an episode about the Grand Canyon. In the Maine episode, titled “The Love Boat in Portland,” Mazar and Corcos take a weekend for themselves and have a romantic dinner aboard a houseboat. The show features seven recipes, including a lobster roll recipe provided by the Portland Lobster Co. and three recipes from The Well at Jordan’s Farm: seared cod with farro, lamb-ricotta meatballs, and wood-grilled pork with roasted new potatoes.

The episode will air again at 10 a.m. Sunday and at 1:30 a.m. on April 6.

Other destinations featured in the series include the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Napa Valley, Cape Cod, Austin and the Motown Museum in Detroit.

 


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