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

Two slabs of St. Louis style ribs from Alex Guarnaschelli with some cut into individual ribs and a knife lying in the middle.

St. Louis Style Ribs

St. Louis style ribs are dry rubbed with loads of spices, slathered with sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, and cooked until devastatingly tender.

Irregular pieces of pistachio brittle.

Pistachio Brittle

Salty pistachio. Sweet butterscotch. And that undeniable crunch of candy. All with easy-to-make instructions that are foolproof even for beginner cooks and candymakers.

Five veal osso bucco, with carrots, and tomato sauce in. a black cast-iron pot.

Veal Osso Bucco

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

Meatball lasagna, with one piece missing, in a large baking dish beside a spatula.

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.