16 Things You Didn't Know About Alex Guarnaschelli
This Chopped judge and All-Star Academy mentor may be a familiar face. But what do you know about Alex Guarnaschelli when she’s not on TV?
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Get to Know Alex
Ever wondered about Alex’s must-have kitchen tool, late-night snack or guilty pleasure food? Read on to find out.
Favorite Show to Judge: Chopped
Favorite Chef to Cook With: Geoffrey Zakarian
Favorite Dish to Cook for Family: "Italian-American Classics"
Get the Recipe: Eggplant Parmigiana
Strangest Thing in Her Refrigerator: "Some Ghost Chiles That Have Been Fermenting for, Like, a Year and a Half"
Favorite Spices: "It's a Tie. ... Ground Ginger ... [and] Aleppo Pepper"
Achilles’ Heel Ingredients: Chicken Feet and Hot Dogs
Under the Sea: If She Weren't a Chef, She Would Be a Marine Biologist
Most-Memorable Meal: Her Mother’s Scallops in Shells and Chocolate Caramel Cake
Guilty-Pleasure Food: In-N-Out Burger
Foods She Always Orders Out: Fried Squid or Clam — “Tastes Like Deep-Fried Ocean!”
Must-Have Kitchen Tool: $5 Paring Knife
We’ll Never Catch Her Eating: Pattypan Squash or Haggis
Favorite Food City: Charleston, S.C.
Late-Night Snack of Choice: Cold Spaghetti and Meatballs
Last Supper Meal Must-Have: Chocolate and Pistachio Souffles
Favorite Cooking Buddy: Her Daughter
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