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Alex Guarnaschelli Talks College, Stardom and Guilty Pleasures

Alex Guarnaschelli Talks College, Stardom and Guilty Pleasures

Spoon: You went to Barnard, did you study anything related to food or was food a passion of yours on the side?

Alex: I studied art history with a minor in English. I cooked in my dorm a lot but fun “college” stuff. I genuinely didn’t pursue culinary arts until after I graduated.

S: Any tips for college students trying to eat well?

A: I used to take my exact food budget in cash to the store and left my credit card in my room. I’d shop in the produce department first so that fruits and vegetables were bought first before the budget ran low. I thinking making a lot of grains is a healthy way to fill up too. Then: chocolate.

S: Oh yeah, you always have to have chocolate. Besides that, was your favorite food in college?

A: I made more eggplant parmesan and lasagna than some people eat in their lifetime! I really liked making a big batch of something and eating it over the course of a few days.

S: Looking back, what would you recommend as a go-to dinner idea for college kids?

A: Time and money are tight. I think marinated pasta salads and roasted vegetables made ahead of time are affordable healthy things to have around.

S: When did you know you wanted to become a chef? Tell us your story, from college and then rising to chef stardom.

A: I knew I wanted to become a chef after working in a kitchen for about six months after college. I worked for a number of years in Paris and then in New York and California. I have now been working at Butter for 13 years and share a great camaraderie with my kitchen staff. We are like a family. I’m proud of that.

S: Any advice for college students trying to break into the food industry?

A: I think it depends on your goals. I would say taking time to really learn how to cook and traveling to learn about various foods and cultures (whenever possible) are great ways to join the food industry.

S: Tell us what it’s like to be on Food Network. What’s the most fun thing? The hardest thing?

A: I consider it a great privilege! It’s so fun to cook and interact with other great colleagues. The hardest things? Competing and realizing what I probably should have made after the challenge is over…

S: What’s your guilty pleasure food?

A: I love grilled American cheese on wheat toast. I have also been known to eat BBQ Kettle chips…

A huge thanks to Alex for her interview! Next stop: Food Network in Concert, in Chicago, September 20. Get your tickets here with the code FNICCOLLEGE10.

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Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


Food Network Star Season 14 episode 5 live stream: Watch online

Six finalists remain in Food Network Star Season 14. Will this week&rsquos episode bring them Hollywood stardom or will those big dreams fade under the bright lights? As the season progresses, a few finalists have found their stride. Can the momentum continue in this week&rsquos episode?

This week&rsquos episode of Food Network Star, &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It,&rdquo features the following.

With the field narrowed to six finalists, the group goes Hollywood for their first challenge as they whip up dishes inspired by characters from the movie Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Special guest Fran Drescher, who voices the character Eunice in the movie, joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay at the judging table. Then it’s back to business when the finalists are asked to give their take on new Food Network titles: Ooey Gooey, Cheat Eats and Stacked Snacks. Two finalists each take on a title and are judged head-to-head by Bobby and Giada along with guest judges comedian Loni Love and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. In the end, one finalist’s shot at stardom will be finished.

This week&rsquos episode sees another promotional tie-in. Similar to the first episode’s Volcano Bay/Universal Orlando theme, this week&rsquos movie promotion is good for the home cook. Families can draw some inspiration from this type of challenge. Finding a way to bring a kid&rsquos favorite movie or movie character into the kitchen can encourage families to cook more. If a movie can get a kid to try a new flavor or food, why not use this type of promotion.

More from Food TV

In the head-to-head battles, the challenge may not be to make the best dish, but the better dish. Sometimes it is just enough to beat your opponent. The pairings could give some people an advantage. Will the finalists push themselves or just try to make it to next week?

Who will want to sprint to the finish on Food Network Star Season 14 and who will be left in the dust? Here&rsquos how to watch.

Episode: &ldquoTake This Title and Run With It”

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Food Network website or app.


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