As Americans prepare to eat an estimated 46 million turkeys this Thanksgiving, let’s not forget the trimmings! If you’re looking to add something new to all your favorite fall recipes, look no further than flavorful, versatile nuts! Packed with protein, fiber and heart-healthy essential fats, nuts can add taste and texture to everything from your signature Thanksgiving gravy to your favorite pie.
In this interview, celebrity Chef Alex Guarnaschelli will demonstrate simple tips and tricks for infusing nuts into their holiday menu and share recipes for tasty delights including:
- Three-step vinaigrette
- Homemade tarte/pie crust
- Make-Your-Own Almond Milk/cream alternative
About: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is a recurring judge on the popular prime-time series Chopped and has hosted her own shows, The Cooking Loft and Alex’s Day Off. She has appeared on Food Network’s Iron Chef America as both a challenger and a judge and competed on season 4 of The Next Iron Chef. In 2012, she bested nine rival chefs to win The Next Iron Chef: Redemption and joined the ranks of Kitchen Stadium Iron Chefs. Chef Alex is also the author of Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook. When she isn’t in the kitchen, Alex can be found spending time with her daughter and family.