Green beans? Check. Creamy mushroomy sauce? Check. Can opener? Uh…no thank you. Not this Thanksgiving.
Alex Guarnaschelli is the executive chef of the New York City restaurants Butter and The Darby and the author of Old-School Comfort Food. She's also been featured as an Iron Chef and a judge, respectively, on Food Network's Iron Chef America and Chopped. A graduate of Barnard College and La Varenne cooking school, Guarnaschelli trained with acclaimed chefs Guy Savoy in Paris and Daniel Boulud in New York. She resides in New York City with her daughter Ava.