Stephanie Izard

Stephanie Izard's Wedding Cake Was Better Than Your Wedding Cake

Bacon buttercream and chocolate Cheez-its included
Oct 9, 2013 11:00 am

Stephanie Izard holds the distinction of being the first female contestant to win Top Chef. She may now also hold the title of “World’s Best Wedding Cake,” following her weekend nuptials to craft-beer consultant Gary Valentine. Get the details on this crazy cake after the jump...

Food & Wine Names Best New Chefs 2012

NYC takes home two best new chef spots
Apr 4, 2012 11:16 am

For the past 24 years, Food & Wine has given out the title of Best New Chef in America to chefs who have been in charge of a kitchen for five years or less. It's quite the honor. Last night, Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin announced this year’s winners — a total of 12 chefs from 10 restaurants across the country.

Photos: Stephanie Izard On Our Instagram

Chicago chef was down in Miami. Drinks involved.
Feb 27, 2012 11:01 am
Stephanie Izard

Over the weekend we asked the supremely cool Top Chef winner and Chicago restauranteur Stephanie Izard to takeover our Instagram account.

Stephanie Izard Takes Over Our Instagram!

Top Chef winner hits Miami this weekend
Feb 23, 2012 3:31 pm
Stephanie Izard

We’ve found that chefs are into Instagram too. That’s why we’ve asked Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard to takeover our Instagram account this weekend. She’ll be down in Miami at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival on Thursday and Friday, and back at her Chicago restaurant, Girl and the Goat, on Saturday.  So, basically, expect no sleep and photos of escargot ravioli, bacon and a tamarind-miso sauce. Stephanie Izard knows how to have a good time.

Beaver Creek Food & Wine Fest Wrap-Up

Eating, Drinking and Skiing with chefs in Colorado
Jan 30, 2012 12:01 pm
Tim Love photo

There are several hundred people recovering from a weekend of too much booze, rich foods and over-exerted, rarely used, muscles. Actually, there are probably several hundred thousand, if not millions, of people suffering this same plight in America today, for a variety of reasons. But I am referring specifically to the lucky ones who attended the Beaver Creek Food & Wine weekend in Colorado.

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Grass-fed beef, a gracious chef, and hot dogs!
Apr 20, 2011 9:46 am

It's Wednesday, halfway through the week, and already this has turned out to be a memorable couple of food days here at Food Republic HQ. We're anxiously awaiting GM Nate's report from his Passover seder in Boston. Editors Lisa and Maureen are furiously readying our Guide To Lamb, which starts later today. And editorial director Richard is shaking off last nite's...

Guide To Chicago: Day 1

An insider's guide to Chicago: Takashi
Apr 18, 2011 3:49 pm

NOTE: At Food Republic, we're often asked for restaurant and general what-to-do-where recommendations, and we often know what we're talking about, if we may be so bold. We'd be happy to offer tips for just about any city anywhere (you can write us at editorial@foodrepublic.com), but Chicago's a...

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