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Alex Guarnaschelli dishes on challenges, days off, social media, and more (interview)

7 Sep

OmNomCT checks in with Alex . . . don’t miss her at this year’s Greenwich Wine + Food Festival! Picture courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli.

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli has become synonymous with Food Network, and there’s good reason: she’s an integral part of their food programming. Whether it’s through her culinary prowess as an Iron Chef, her show Alex’s Day Off, dishing about her favorite eats of all time on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, or throwing down her expertise as a judge on shows like Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay, Chef Guaranschelli’s resume speaks for itself. In addition, she’s executive chef of Butter in NYC which brings in stellar reviews and press. 

We recently had the chance to interview Alex and talked to her about her most difficult challenges, what she really does on her days off, the importance of social media, a sneak into her recipe creation process, and more. Don’t forget, you can see Alex at this year’s Greenwich Wine + Food Festival. She’ll be hosting a sustainable dinner along with Marc Murphy which includes local chefs, she’ll also be a judge during the Burger Battle, signing copies of her book at 2:00, speaking at 1:30 in the Green Room, and cooking up an amazing demo at 3:00 at Dacor Kitchen Two.  Continue reading

Chef Michael Symon @ Stew Leonard’s Danbury Signing New Cookbook

13 Aug
CH BEEF: Michael Symon with Prime Rib

Chef Michael Symon serving up some prime rib. Photos from press release.

Michael Symon's 5 in 5

Get Chef Symon’s signature in his brand new cookbook!

He fought through The Next Iron Chef competition on Food Network to become one of the venerable culinary gods who do battle in Kitchen Stadium, he owns various restaurants like Lolita and Lola, he has his own line of kitchen gadgets from Weston, he’s one of the Iron Chefs, can constantly be  seen on Food Network or Cooking Channel, and he’s one of the hosts of the popular ABC show The Chew.  And, adding one more great accomplishment, Michael Symon has written another cookbook called Michael Symon’s 5 in 5.  With 120 recipes and 75 full color photos of dishes, 5 in 5 shows the home chef how to put together killer meals using 5 fresh ingredients in only 5 minutes.  This is perfect for week nights when life just seems to be too busy, but you still want a great healthy meal.

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