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Super Chef Journals: Alex Guarnaschelli

Get an inside look at the top-secret journal of the Next Iron Chef rival eliminated this week.
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Alex's Last Day

Alex Guarnaschelli, chef at Butter and The Darby in NYC and host of Alex's Day Off, was sent home in the second-to-last episode after a strong run at the Next Iron Chef title. Her journal reveals lots of ideas and inspiration — and the neatest handwriting we've seen so far among the eliminated Super Chefs.

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Well-Prepared

Speculating before the very first challenge, Chef Guarnaschelli outlined some ideas for dishes "if whole animal" was involved. The chefs did, in fact, end up with whole suckling pigs to cook in the wilderness.

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Teamwork

Chef Guarnaschelli was paired up with Chef Falkner to cook two pork dishes. They served up a hit and a miss and escaped the Secret Ingredient Showdown by virtue of their ingenious Pork Four Ways dish.

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Baseball Fan?

Though she admitted that she's "not a ballpark kind of gal," Chef Guarnaschelli embraced the next challenge at San Diego's Petco Park.

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