F&W's #FOODWINEWOMEN series spotlights top women in food and drink in collaboration with Toklas Society. Follow the hashtag on Twitter (@foodandwine). Here, superstar chef Alex Guarnaschelli lists five lessons she would teach her younger self. Bonus: Check out her blog on our sister site, People.com, for professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories.
Who: Alex Guarnaschelli
What: Chef/owner, Food Network star and cookbook author
Where: Butter in New York City; @guarnaschelli
When given the task of picking five lessons I would teach my younger self, I made a list of about 15 and narrowed it down to the ones that crop up again and again. I won’t promise anyone that I am not still learning some of these lessons, so in no particular order, here they are: