Cooking with Alex Guarnaschelli

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Season 2, Episode 3

Alex vs Brunch

Host Eric Adjepong welcomes three talented brunch experts from New Hampshire, California and Arizona to challenge Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in two intense rounds of cooking. In round one, the chefs seal their fate by choosing the ingredients everyone will be challenged to cook with. Judges Adrienne Cheatham and Brooke Williamson eliminate one chef before round two, where taking first place could win a chef $10,000, but only if they can defeat Chef Alex.

Monday
Jul 1
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 2

Alex vs No Meat

Three chefs from New York, Oregon and Texas who specialize in vegetarian and vegan cuisine meet host Eric Adjepong in the arena. The chefs strategize ingredients in round one with the hopes of knocking Chef Alex Guarnaschelli out of the competition and a chance to win $10,000. Judges Fariyal Abdullahi and Jet Tila will determine the winner of the intense no-meat-allowed challenges.

Tuesday
Jul 2
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 5

Alex vs Modernist Cuisine

Expect the unexpected when host Eric Adjepong welcomes three modernist cuisine experts from New Jersey, Colorado and South Carolina. These chefs are ready to stretch the boundaries of food in two rounds of intense competition, and judges Byron Gomez Chacon and Marcel Vigneron will decide if they succeed in outcooking Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

Tuesday
Jul 2
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 5

Alex vs James Beard Winners

Host Eric Adjepong welcomes three powerhouse James Beard-winning chefs from Illinois, Georgia and California to the arena. These chefs know Alex Guarnaschelli personally, and they're ready to show off how they won one the most prestigious culinary awards in America. Iconic judges Stephanie Izard and Kwame Onwauchi determine which chef can dominate the competition in an emotional two rounds of impressive cooking.

Sunday
Jul 7
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 5

Alex vs James Beard Winners

Host Eric Adjepong welcomes three powerhouse James Beard-winning chefs from Illinois, Georgia and California to the arena. These chefs know Alex Guarnaschelli personally, and they're ready to show off how they won one the most prestigious culinary awards in America. Iconic judges Stephanie Izard and Kwame Onwauchi determine which chef can dominate the competition in an emotional two rounds of impressive cooking.

Monday
Jul 8
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

Alex vs Noodles

Three chefs specializing in noodles and hailing from New York, California and New Jersey meet host Eric Adjepong in the arena for their chance to knock Chef Alex Guarnaschelli out of the competition. The chefs strategize what type of pasta and ingredients they cook with in round one, and then judges Evan Funke and Jet Tila decide whether the self-proclaimed noodle experts have what it takes to beat Chef Alex.

Tuesday
Jul 9
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Alex vs Spicy

The arena heats up as host Eric Adjepong welcomes three chefs from Arizona, Washington, D.C., and California who are ready to show Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and the judges their unique take on cooking with spice. Their strategy of choosing ingredients in round one could help them succeed, but it may not be enough to get them a win in the second round. Judges Antonia Lofaso and Bricia Lopez determine which chef can stand the heat and take the win.

Tuesday
Jul 9
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 8

Alex vs Iron Chefs

In a battle for the ages, Alex Guarnaschelli must compete against her friends and fiercest rivals -- the other Iron Chefs! Host Eric Adjepong invites chefs Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard and Jose Garces to face their fellow Iron Chef in an intense and emotional two-round battle for supremacy. Then, Alex must impress more Iron Chefs as judges Simon Majumdar and Geoffrey Zakarian determine who dominates the competition.

Sunday
Jul 14
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 8

Alex vs Iron Chefs

In a battle for the ages, Alex Guarnaschelli must compete against her friends and fiercest rivals -- the other Iron Chefs! Host Eric Adjepong invites chefs Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard and Jose Garces to face their fellow Iron Chef in an intense and emotional two-round battle for supremacy. Then, Alex must impress more Iron Chefs as judges Simon Majumdar and Geoffrey Zakarian determine who dominates the competition.

Monday
Jul 15
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 2

Alex vs Potatoes

Host Eric Adjepong welcomes three chefs who specialize in one of America's favorite foods: the potato. Spud experts from Massachusetts, New York and Colorado will have to strategize what ingredients they think will take Alex Guarnaschelli out in round one. Then in round two, judges Simon Majumdar and Ricardo Zarate determine if one of these chefs has the chops to beat Chef Alex in her own kitchen.

Tuesday
Jul 16
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 3

Alex vs Southern Comfort

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli enters the arena to meet host Eric Adjepong and face three Southern comfort food experts hailing from Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. These chefs will have to strategize what ingredients to use in round one in hopes of knocking Alex out of the competition. In round two, the comfort food celebration continues as the remaining chefs use their cooking skills to impress judges Kelsey Barnard Clarke and Adrienne Cheatham.

Tuesday
Jul 16
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 8

Alex vs Iron Chefs

In a battle for the ages, Alex Guarnaschelli must compete against her friends and fiercest rivals -- the other Iron Chefs! Host Eric Adjepong invites chefs Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard and Jose Garces to face their fellow Iron Chef in an intense and emotional two-round battle for supremacy. Then, Alex must impress more Iron Chefs as judges Simon Majumdar and Geoffrey Zakarian determine who dominates the competition.

Tuesday
Jul 16
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 8

Alex vs Iron Chefs

In a battle for the ages, Alex Guarnaschelli must compete against her friends and fiercest rivals -- the other Iron Chefs! Host Eric Adjepong invites chefs Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard and Jose Garces to face their fellow Iron Chef in an intense and emotional two-round battle for supremacy. Then, Alex must impress more Iron Chefs as judges Simon Majumdar and Geoffrey Zakarian determine who dominates the competition.

Wednesday
Jul 17
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 3

Alex vs New York City

Host Eric Adjepong introduces three talented competitors not just from Chef Alex Guarnaschelli's home state, but her home city: New York! Representing the city's the diverse cuisine, the chefs will have to strategize what ingredients to use in round one in hopes to knock Alex out of the competition. Judges Marcus Samuelsson and Leah Cohen keep the Big Apple in mind as the remaining chefs use their skills to vie for the top spot.

Sunday
Jul 21
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 8

Alex vs Desserts

Three seasoned dessert chefs from California, Washington and Texas challenge Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in two sweet rounds of cooking hosted by Eric Adjepong. The chefs are betting their pastry skills will give them a chance at taking down Alex, but it will be up to judges Sherry Yard and Dahlia Narvaez to decide on the winner.

Sunday
Jul 21
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 3

Alex vs New York City

Host Eric Adjepong introduces three talented competitors not just from Chef Alex Guarnaschelli's home state, but her home city: New York! Representing the city's the diverse cuisine, the chefs will have to strategize what ingredients to use in round one in hopes to knock Alex out of the competition. Judges Marcus Samuelsson and Leah Cohen keep the Big Apple in mind as the remaining chefs use their skills to vie for the top spot.

Monday
Jul 22
1am | 12c
Season 2, Episode 8

Alex vs Desserts

Three seasoned dessert chefs from California, Washington and Texas challenge Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in two sweet rounds of cooking hosted by Eric Adjepong. The chefs are betting their pastry skills will give them a chance at taking down Alex, but it will be up to judges Sherry Yard and Dahlia Narvaez to decide on the winner.

Monday
Jul 22
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 7

Alex vs Hawaii

Host Eric Adjepong invites three chefs hailing from the great island of Hawaii to take on Alex Guarnaschelli in a competition celebrating the uniqueness of Hawaiian food. The chefs strategize what type of ingredients will help them be successful in round one, but they'll have to impress judges Roy Yamaguchi and Sheldon Simeon to knock Chef Alex out of the competition and claim their prize.

Tuesday
Jul 23
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 8

Alex vs Iron Chefs

In a battle for the ages, Alex Guarnaschelli must compete against her friends and fiercest rivals -- the other Iron Chefs! Host Eric Adjepong invites chefs Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard and Jose Garces to face their fellow Iron Chef in an intense and emotional two-round battle for supremacy. Then, Alex must impress more Iron Chefs as judges Simon Majumdar and Geoffrey Zakarian determine who dominates the competition.

Tuesday
Jul 23
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 3

Alex vs New York City

Host Eric Adjepong introduces three talented competitors not just from Chef Alex Guarnaschelli's home state, but her home city: New York! Representing the city's the diverse cuisine, the chefs will have to strategize what ingredients to use in round one in hopes to knock Alex out of the competition. Judges Marcus Samuelsson and Leah Cohen keep the Big Apple in mind as the remaining chefs use their skills to vie for the top spot.

Tuesday
Jul 23
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 3

Alex vs New York City

Host Eric Adjepong introduces three talented competitors not just from Chef Alex Guarnaschelli's home state, but her home city: New York! Representing the city's the diverse cuisine, the chefs will have to strategize what ingredients to use in round one in hopes to knock Alex out of the competition. Judges Marcus Samuelsson and Leah Cohen keep the Big Apple in mind as the remaining chefs use their skills to vie for the top spot.

Wednesday
Jul 24
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 2

Alex vs Frozen Desserts

Host Eric Adjepong challenges three pastry chefs specializing in frozen desserts to take on Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, and these cool treat experts will have to strategize on what ingredients they think will take Alex out in round one. In a competitive round two, judges Duff Goldman and Natasha Case will determine if one of these chefs is cool and collected enough to beat Alex in her own kitchen.

Sunday
Jul 28
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 8

Alex vs Iron Chefs

In a battle for the ages, Alex Guarnaschelli must compete against her friends and fiercest rivals -- the other Iron Chefs! Host Eric Adjepong invites chefs Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard and Jose Garces to face their fellow Iron Chef in an intense and emotional two-round battle for supremacy. Then, Alex must impress more Iron Chefs as judges Simon Majumdar and Geoffrey Zakarian determine who dominates the competition.

Sunday
Jul 28
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 2

Alex vs Frozen Desserts

Host Eric Adjepong challenges three pastry chefs specializing in frozen desserts to take on Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, and these cool treat experts will have to strategize on what ingredients they think will take Alex out in round one. In a competitive round two, judges Duff Goldman and Natasha Case will determine if one of these chefs is cool and collected enough to beat Alex in her own kitchen.

Monday
Jul 29
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 8

Alex vs Iron Chefs

In a battle for the ages, Alex Guarnaschelli must compete against her friends and fiercest rivals -- the other Iron Chefs! Host Eric Adjepong invites chefs Michael Symon, Stephanie Izard and Jose Garces to face their fellow Iron Chef in an intense and emotional two-round battle for supremacy. Then, Alex must impress more Iron Chefs as judges Simon Majumdar and Geoffrey Zakarian determine who dominates the competition.

Monday
Jul 29
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 1

Alex vs Italian

Host Eric Adjepong welcomes three chefs specializing in Italian cuisine from New York, Florida and New Jersey into the arena. The chefs strategize which ingredients to choose that will take Chef Alex Guarnaschelli out in round one. In a competitive round two, judges Evan Funke and Antonia Lofaso will determine if one of these Italian experts have the chops to beat Alex in her own kitchen.

Tuesday
Jul 30
10am | 9c

Alex's Trending Recipes

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Valentine's Day Truffles

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Crispy Potato Cake

Seared Hanger Steak with Green Beans, Black Olives and Lemon

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Pan-Seared Chicken with Pear Slaw

Broiled and Flamed Cheese with Toast

My Cannoli Filling Rum Cake

Lemon Cake with Chocolate Gloppy Frosting

Date Compote with Fresh Pears

Whipped Feta and Scallion Dip

Roasted Potato Salad with Crispy Rosemary

Cheese Fondue Hash Browns

Homemade Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar and Cranberry Jam

Sauteed Cherries with Grappa and Almonds

Lemony Baked Alaska with Strawberries

Spicy Holiday Lemonade

Onion Jam

Kimchi Mayo

Green Grape Gazpacho

Pan Seared Strip Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce and Salt-Baked Potatoes

Eggplant Parmigiana 2

Grilled Tomatoes with Scallions, Chives and Ricotta

Quick and Easy Pickles with Chiles

Midnight Chicken Salad

Asparagus and Parmesan Crusted Quiche

Baked Meringue with Citrus, Gin and Pomegranate

About the show

Brave and talented chefs attempt to take down Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, the most feared and accomplished competition cook in America. Chef Alex goes up against three chefs in two rounds of cooking, and anyone -- even Alex -- can be sent home after a blind tasting by the judges. Each chef hails from a different state, but they all share the same culinary specialty and drive to beat Alex for ultimate bragging rights and $15,000.

Alex Guarnaschelli

A frequent Chopped judge and an Iron Chef, Alex is the Executive Chef at Butter in New York City.

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