Today’s theme is my favorite chef. I grew up watching food network more often than any other channel, one of my favorite episodes is Chopped. I even considered applying for the college tournament last year, maybe I still will some day. Through watching chopped I discovered my favorite chef, Alex Guarnaschelli. I love her story of how she got to where she is and how she eventually became an Iron Chef. I also love her recipes. I recently bought her cookbook The Home Chef and use it often especially for the great salad dressings in it. She came from a very similar background as me growing up surrounded by food so I guess I connect to her because of that too.