About Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli

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. @guarnaschelli

A whole strawberry ice cream pie in a fluted tart pan.

Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

How to turn store-bought ice cream into an impressive summer dessert in minutes. You’re welcome.

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A metal baking dish filled with meatball lasagna, with one piece missing

Meatball Lasagna

A playful riff on an Italian comfort food classic that calls for bite-size meatballs standing in for the usual meat sauce. Yet all the cheesy goodness of traditional lasagna remains unchanged.

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A black oval pot with five veal Rosso buck, carrots, and tomato sauce

Veal Osso Bucco

Comfort food from Alex Guarnaschelli. We don’t think we really need to say anything else.

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A round cast-iron skillet filled with creamy green beans and mushrooms and topped with fried onion rings

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green beans? Check. Creamy mushroomy sauce? Check. Can opener? Uh…no thank you. Not this Thanksgiving.

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