Old school comfort food: the way I learned to cook: a cookbook

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How does one become an Iron Chef and a chopped up judge on Food Network, and what does she do For real cooking at home?

Alex Guarnaschelli grew up in a home full of love for cooking, where souffles and cheeseburgers were equally revered. Daughter of a respected cookbook editor and Chinese cuisine enthusiast, Alex developed a passion for food at an early age, sealing his professional destiny. Old school comfort food He shares his journey from the taste tester to the waist to the trained chef who now loves spending time in the kitchen with his daughter, along with the 100 recipes on how he learned to cook and how he still loves to eat.

Here are Alex's secrets for excellent home cooking, where humble ingredients and family preparations are combined with excellent technique and care to create memorable meals. Alex gives life to his recipes reminiscent of everything from stealing tomatoes from his aunt's garden and his first bite of his mother's pate to being one of the few women in the kitchen of a famous Parisian restaurant and serving famous customers in his Successful New York. Establishments of the city. With 75 color and ephemeral photographs, Old school comfort food It's Alex's love letter to delight.

“I can only think of one thing better than enjoying Alex Guarnaschelli's food in one of his restaurants. . . cook Alex Guarnaschelli's food in his own kitchen, preferably while wearing pajamas. "
–Alton Brown

“Some of my best recipes are from Alex, who taught me a lot about cooking just for being my friend. Reading his book is like hanging out with your best friend in the kitchen. "
–Isaac Mizrahi

“I really had a great time watching Alex graduate from a young line cook in my restaurant to become the touching and successful chef she is today. The approach to his book for simple homemade recipes has many restaurant tricks that I'm sure inspired chefs will be happy to discover. "
– Daniel Boulud

“Alex Guarnaschelli, who legitimately gained his skills by working with the big names in the kitchen on both sides of the Atlantic, brings his skills to real-world food. This is where most of us live with our busy schedules, hungry families and a yen for something really good at the end of the day. Alex also lives there, but she has the solutions. This is one of those books meant to become very messy. "
–Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Great deal of The splendid tableAmerican Public Media ®

"Alex Guarnaschelli is a brightly talented chef and this book makes me want to put on my apron on a Sunday afternoon and start cooking for my family!"
Anne Burrell