Synopses & Reviews
Stephanie Izard knows how to inspire, captivate, and cook up a storm. Fan favorite and the first and only woman to win on TV's Top Chef, she's also the chef and owner of the acclaimed Girl and the Goat restaurant in Chicago. The Girl in the Kitchen collects more than 100 of Izard's best recipes, from innovative appetizers like Asian-Spiced English Peas to luscious desserts like Quince and Fig Cobbler with Vanilla Mascarpone. Beautifully photographed and bursting with flavor, personality, and insights into the top chef's process including where she finds her cooking muses, how she shops for food, and which beers and wines she chooses to accompany her meals this book represents the culmination of a craft and provides inspiration that reaches far beyond the kitchen walls.
"I met Stephanie on the set of Top Chef and was very impressed by her discipline, talent as a cook, and creative passion. Following her success, in this book she demonstrates for us her true 'w IZARD ry' in the kitchen."
"There's A Girl In The Kitchen, and you better fasten your apron and sharpen your knives, because Stephanie Izard about to take you on a incredible cooking adventure. These delicious recipes will make you the top chef of your family."
-- Art Smith
"The Girl in the Kitchen is a fresh, approachable and delicious addition to my cookbook library, written by a young, passionate chef, on the brink of a massive career! Now with this book we all are invited along for the ride."
-- Gail Simmons
"Stephanie's book is not only one of the most visibly appealing and beautiful cookbooks I've seen in a very long time, it's also filled with awesome creative recipes that are sensible (like her). Stephanie is an amazing chef, an immense talent and a wonderful woman."
-- Michelle Bernstein
About the Author
Stephanie Izard was named Top Chef in season four of the award-winning Bravo series, and is now chef/owner of Girl and the Goat in Chicago.
Heather Shouse is a Chicago-based reporter for Food and Wine and the Eat and Drink editor of Time Out Chicago.
Dan Goldberg is a Chicago-based food and lifestyle photographer. His work for Chronicle Books includes Latin Grill.