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Along with being the executive chef at New York City's Butter restaurant, Alex Guarnaschelli may ring a bell as a recurring judge on the popular Food Network series "Chopped," and host of her own Food Network show, "Alex’s Day Off." Oh, and might we mention her four-year stint in Guy Savoy's three Michelin-starred kitchen in grand ol' Paree? Thought so.
Before all that, she was the young daughter of cookbook editor, Maria Guarnaschelli, feasting on the foods of whatever book her mother was editing at the time. In the spirit of her mother, Guarnaschelli shares her five favorite cookbooks that'll be sure to stir up culinary fervor in any aspiring cook.
Five Favorite Cookbooks: Alex Guarnaschelli
2. "Classic Indian Cooking" by Julie Sahni
3. "An American Place – Celebrating The Flavors of America" by Larry Forgione
4. "Bold American Food" by Bobby Flay
5. "Simple Cuisine: The Easy, New Approach to Four-Star Cooking" by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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