NXTLVL Experience Design

Ep. 13.2 The Tuscan Gun & The Renaissance Man - PART 2 with Gabriele Corcos, Celebrity Chef, Author and Food Futurist

Episode Summary

Gabriele Corcos the James Beard Award winner, celebrity chef, TV personality and food futurist, made the big trip to Italy, returning to his home town after 20 years in the United States. His vision is to re-make his family's home and create a hospitality experience that connects food, organic farming, personal growth and technology for guest to experience a compelling activities with deep memories. Host David Kepron catches up with Gabriele in the middle of unpacking and upgrading his ancestral home 10Km outside of Florence.

Episode Notes


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thetuscangun 

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriele_Corcos 

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gcorcos/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheTuscanGun 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetuscangun/ 


"Super Tuscan": https://www.amazon.com/Super-Tuscan-Heritage-Recipes-Pleasures/dp/150114359X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&hvadid=77653071690874&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=tuscan+gun&qid=1607035612&sr=8-2&tag=mh0b-20

"Extra Virgin": https://www.amazon.com/Extra-Virgin-Recipes-Tuscan-Kitchen/dp/0385346050/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&hvadid=77653071690874&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=tuscan+gun&qid=1607035666&sr=8-3&tag=mh0b-20



When I think “Renaissance man” I have images in my head of sculptors, painters, physicians, inventors… people like Leonardo, Brunelleschi and  Michelangelo - all worked in Florence about 20 km away from my guest’s hometown. 

I don’t often think of James Beard award winning celebrity chef and restaunteur, a multi book New York Times best-selling list author, An Italian Military Academy student who decided that studying medicine wasn’t for him and went off to Morocco, Brazil and Cuba to study drums, who also loves to ride Duccati’s, has some pretty serious leaves (as in tattoos), was also Knighted in 2019 and who you can now see often on Instagram doing ‘lives’ with his wife Debi Mazar cooking up a festival of food from the kitchen of their Brooklyn home.

That said, I do think about somebody who is on a continual search for the NXTLVL and not afraid of being reborn - in the true sense of the word “Renaissance.” Someone like Gabriele Corcos who seems to be in a continual search for filling his life with the adventure of the unknown. 


Website: https://www.davidkepron.com

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