Old-School Comfort Food by Alex Guarnaschelli

Old-School Comfort Food

By Alex Guarnaschelli

  • Release Date: 2013-04-09
  • Genre: Regional & Ethnic
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings
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How does one become an Iron Chef and a Chopped judge on Food Network—and what does she really cook at home?
This special iBooks Author version of Old-School Comfort Food invites you to:
- Connect to Alex’s Twitter feed, and Tweet back from your kitchen
- Find recipes by season or meal
- Shop quickly with aggregated shopping lists across multiple recipes, which you can e-mail to yourself
- Cook with easy-to-read recipes, displayed step-by-step
- View recipe headnotes, tips, and variations in pop-up windows

Alex Guarnaschelli grew up in a home suffused with a love of cooking, where soufflés 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 pâté 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.


  • A wonderful Read

    By TNRobR
    If you are a fan of Alex Guarnaschelli's "Alex's Day Off" TV Show, you will love this book. Every page is utterly infused with her charm and warmth. In my cookbook library, I focus on books the give depth to the why as much as the how. I don't have any tolerance for a book that is just a list of ingredients and a few instructions. This book takes the concept a step further and gives a further dimension. You get not just the how and why, but also what the recipes mean to Alex as a person, be that wife, daughter, or mother. This book is like being invited into Alex's home and cooking with her in her own kitchen. Form a purely technical standpoint, this book is a masterpiece of the functionality available in iBooks Author. You have the ability to take notes, play videos, make shopping lists. You never have to leave the app if you don't want to. A great Buy.
  • im plannning to get it

    By Mellie43
    i am planning to get it hope it is a good book ( :