Alex Guarnaschelli

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America's Best Cook

Alex led the team from the East and took her last remaining cook, Christina, to the finale, where Christina came in second place after a near-perfect performance.

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  • Alex's Day Off

    Brunch is Alex's favorite meal of the week and a great time to have fun with food in the kitchen. Alex starts with some simple popovers, topping them with creamy homemade ricotta. Next, a goopy fried egg paired with some old school ground pork patties. Shaped like mini hamburgers, these spicy pork patties are mixed with chili flakes and fennel seeds, then fried in a skillet. For a refreshing brunch drink, she mixes a grapefruit and vodka cocktail.

  • Alex's Day Off

    Little Italy is where is all began for Alex's love of Italian cooking. For Alex, it's all about the ingredients and some of the best are found in her favorite New York neighborhood. The Italian seduction process begins with dessert - a flakey sfogliatella - filled with whole milk ricotta and candied citron and orange. Then, a simple roasted fish with just three ingredients: salt, oil, and lemon. Finally, a salad that pairs distinct Italian flavors like caramelized fennel, fresh orange, and walnut pesto.

About Alex Guarnaschelli

A frequent Chopped judge and a mentor on America's Best Cook, Alex also regularly competes on Iron Chef America. More

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