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Author Guarnaschelli, Alex, 1969-

Title Old-school comfort food : the way I learned to cook / Alex Guarnaschelli.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Clarkson Potter, Publishers, [2013]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  641.5973 GUA    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  641.5973 GUA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  641.5973 GUA    AVAILABLE
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Description 303 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "How does one become an Iron Chef and a Chopped judge on Food Network--and what does she really cook at home? Alex Guarnaschelli grew up in a home suffused with a love of cooking, where souffles and cheeseburgers were equally revered. The daughter of a respected cookbook editor and a Chinese cooking enthusiast, Alex developed a passion for food at a young age, sealing her professional fate. Old-School Comfort Food shares her journey from waist-high taste-tester to trained chef who now adores spending time in the kitchen with her daughter, along with the 100 recipes for how she learned to cook--and the way she still loves to eat. Here are Alex's secrets to great home cooking, where humble ingredients and familiar preparations combine with excellent technique and care to create memorable meals. Alex brings her recipes to life with reminiscences of everything from stealing tomatoes from her aunt's garden and her first bite of her mother's pâte to being one of the few women in the kitchen of a renowned Parisian restaurant and serving celebrity clientele in her own successful New York City establishments. With 75 color photographs and ephemera, Old-School Comfort Food is Alex's love letter to deliciousness"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents What kinds of stuff I like to use in the kitchen -- Snacks always bring a family together -- Salads for all seasons -- Meat : my favorite all-American recipes -- Poultry : a love affair -- Fish is easier to make than you think -- Vegetables like I remember them -- Dessert : it's never about hunger -- Sunday brunch dishes from my mom's pantry to yours -- Make it from scratch for the fridge door.
Subject Comfort food.
Cooking, American.
Genre Cookbooks.
ISBN 9780307956552 (hardback)
0307956555 (hardback)
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