Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Alex Guarnaschelli Once Stole a Crab Leg From The French President (And Ate It In a Bathroom)

Alex Guarnaschelli
Photo - Food Network
With Alex Guarnaschelli releasing her first cookbook, she has been doing a lot of interviews and press lately to promote it.  In a recent article on, she revealed that while working at Restaurant Daniel in New York City, she was tasked with preparing a 20-pound Alaskan King Crab for the French President right before the lunch rush.  After it was cooked, she helped herself to one of the crab legs and took it to the employee bathroom to eat it.

"And then there was the time she was presented with a 20-pound Alaskan king crab just before the lunch rush at Restaurant Daniel and was told to cook it for the French president, who was arriving in 45 minutes.

“What is the absolute one thing you should not do right now?” she says. “You should certainly not rip off a leg of a crab and eat it on the toilet. Probably not. Note in file.”

Yet that’s what she did. Starving, she yanked a leg from the cooked crab and escaped to the employee bathroom, where she tore apart the shell and devoured the meat.

“I’m not kidding when I say it was the best thing I ever ate, and I think it was because I was so damn hungry,” she says."

Bold move, but sounds like it was worth it.

1 comment:

  1. I seriously love Alex! She is so human, so funny. My copy of her cookbook is coming, and I can't wait to get it. I actually partied when she won Next Iron Chef.