'Stephanie Izard' on Serious Eats

Dinner Tonight: Stephanie Izard's Manila Clam and Sausage Linguine

Stephanie Izard is a Top Chef winner, and her restaurant Girl & the Goat in Chicago is regularly booked for months out. She is known for her affinity with unusual flavor combinations that you'd never think would work—which is exactly what drew me to this dish. Sure, shellfish and cured pork almost always go well together—something I learned from Bill Buford's book Heat, a point he drives home over and over again. But then you take crème fraîche and mix in horseradish, then amp up the whole thing with spicy sambal paste? Too intriguing to pass up. More

Stephanie Izard's Tomato-Apple Soup

This recipe from Stephanie Izard is among the best tomato soups I've ever made. The secret is not only to use apples, which help thicken the soup give it some body, but also to skip the stock and use apple cider instead. Along with white wine, it adds acidity and sweetness, which are also the best qualities in a good tomato. A hit of sambal paste (a vinegary, chile condiment) gives it a tantalizing kick. The result is an intense base of flavor, rich and satisfying. More

Gift Guide: For Chicagoans (Expat and Otherwise)

With the holiday season now in full swing, we've put together a little collection of some of our favorite products from the Windy City, including a collection of food, t-shirts, cookbooks, and other products that we'd enjoy receiving in the mail (hint, hint). So, whether you currently reside in the city or live far away and want a little taste of home, check it out and let us know what you think. More

Apple-Pork Ragu with Orecchiette

Whenever I think about pork and apples, my mind usually imagines inch-thick chops with cooked apples along the side. (Hey, it's not a bad thought.) But this pair can also combine in other interesting ways. That's the lesson I learned form this recipe in Stephanie Izard's Girl in the Kitchen, which spruces up a quick ragu with browned bits of pork and loads of sliced Honeycrisp apples. The result is surprisingly light and relatively easy to put together. More

In Videos: Stephanie Izard Helps Slaughter Pig in 'Tasty Life'

In the latest episode of her video series Tasty Life, Top Chef Season 4 winner Stephanie Izard visits a pig farm in Wisconsin in an attempt to learn where her food comes from. After witnessing a pig being slaughtered, she cooks a dish with the pig's tongue. (Warning: If pig guts make you feel squeamish, you may not want to watch this video.) Watch the video after the jump.... More

'Top Chef' Winner Stephanie Izard Upset She's In Republican Ad

A photo of Stephanie Izard, the winning Chicagoan of last season's Top Chef, appeared on the show "What's Cookin' with the Republicans!" without her consent, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The show features a cooking segment inside a local Chicago restaurant, followed by a roundtable discussion led by Cook County Republican Tony Peraica, who is also running for Cook County State's Attorney. The logo features Izard next to Peraica, but Peraica had no clue who she was. The show's producer and fellow Republican Dan Schmitt said he picked her because she resembled one of his old girlfriends, and overall, "looked generic."... More

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