Old-school Comfort Food

Old-school Comfort Food

The Way I Learned to Cook

Book - 2013
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"The chef of the celebrity-filled restaurants Butter and The Darby in Manhattan , /i> Alex earned her chops by cooking in some of the world's finest French restaurants, ncluding the Michelin three-starred Guy Savoy in Paris and Daniel Boulud's flagship estaurant in New York City. But before she was any of these things, she was the aughter of the legendary cookbook editor Maria Guarnaschelli. Alex grew up evouring cookbooks and recipes the way other young girls read Nancy Drew novels. ll of this makes Old-School Comfort Food, the result of a lifelong love affair with ood, her most precious project to date. ere are the recipes that taught Alex to cook, that piqued her in interest in food, nd that continue to inspire her cooking today, both on and off camera. The dishes lex returns to again and again have all the hallmarks of superb home cooking- they arry humble ingredients and familiar family-style preparations with techniques arnered from her remarkable culinary pedigree. Each page is infused with her fierce assion and knowledge, all conveyed in her deeply personal and engaging writing. his is a chef's cookbook that reads like a memoir, with 75 photos and 125
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2013].
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780307956552
Branch Call Number: 641.5973
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color); 24 cm.


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Jan 21, 2014

Old-School Comfort Food; the Way I Learned to Cook --- by Alex Guarnascxhelli. I love cookbooks, especially those that go beyond being just a collection of recipes. Cookbooks that give provenance to the foods they tell you how to prepare. These are the ones that have aroma, the books you can taste. The comfort foods Guarnaschelli writes about are those of her childhood, her youth, the ones her mother made, and then later made with her. A wonderful collection of dishes: leeks vinaigrette; baked potato salad; breaded chicken with mustard and dry sherry and, the most intriguing, mashed potatoes “chantilly”. I tagged those recipes I wanted to try and soon had a forest of hot pink stick-em notes sprouting from the pages of the book: obviously a book I had to adopt.

Jul 24, 2013

Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli shares her "learning to cook" stories since girlhood. Her parents, a French cooking school, and restaurant apprenticeships all contributed to the chef she is today. This book shares favorite recipes, funny (and embarrassing) stories about her experiences, and the tools and ingredients she likes to use in the kitchen. Food photos as well as saved documents add interest to the text.


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