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Old-School Comfort Food:The Way I Learned to Cook

Alex Guarnaschelli

America's newest Iron Chef, Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli combines biography and cookbook to set a foundation for her love of food and style of cooking. Alex grew up in a "foodie" family, where any day could involve taste-testing for her mother who edited cookbooks. A rare bird in the male world of restaurant kitchens, Alex spent time honing her skills in Michelin-starred establishments in France and is now executive chef of two New York restaurants. She includes 100 nostalgic recipes that exemplify her cooking style of elegant but approachable dishes.