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Margaret McSweeney

Iron Chef Stephanie Izard: A Culinary Trailblazer

 

Chef Stephanie Izard is a culinary trailblazer. She is the first female Iron Chef and the first female Top Chef and is a highly acclaimed restaurateur with her partners from Boka Restaurant Group.  Her Chicago restaurants include: Girl and the Goat, Little Goat Diner, and Duck, Duck Goat And she will be opening up another Girl and the Goat in Los Angeles next year. Recently, Chef Stephanie joined Chef Jaime Laurita and me in the Viking and La Cornue Showroom for a KITCHEN CHAT and to feature a recipe from her new cookbook, Gather and Graze.  

As a mom who balances work and home life, Chef Stephanie shares great recipes and tips for bringing the family together for meal time and to help expand the palates of children and adults of all ages.  Here are her top tips for the home chef:

  1. Always preheat your oven and make sure your pan is hot enough;
  2. Don’t be afraid to revise recipes to make them your own; and
  3. When you invite friends over to “gather & graze,” send them home with a gift of food. Arrange the leftovers in a fun carryout package.

 

Here is a link to order Chef Stephanie’s cookbook Gather & Graze