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Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.
You can feel a little sorry for the actors playing strippers in Magic Mike XXL, which is currently shooting in Savannah, Georgia.: They might be surrounded by some of the finest Southern food in the country, but in order to maintain their dollar-bill–ready bodies, they aren’t supposed to be eating any of it.
As a kid, Ellen DeGeneres used to wander through other people’s homes with her mom, who sold real estate. But the comedian, who is launching her first housewares collection on QVC, couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on her future.