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'Top Chef' has winning style to spare
Sacramento Bee - CA, USA - Stephanie Izard was kicking back at Lake Tahoe the other day.

None of the dishes that helped her win Bravo TV's "Top Chef" competition in June was on her menu.

No sautéed red snapper with truffled white asparagus, no lamb medallions with maitake mushrooms and braised pistachios, no ricotta pound cake with salted banana cream and lime glaze.

Just shrimp sautéed in bacon fat, finished with a corn salad and toasted almonds.

"Bacon makes everything taste better," said Izard as she fried a couple slices while preparing the shrimp dish during her cooking demonstration at the 23rd annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine
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Posted 9/17/2008 12:09:34 PM | Permalink
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Stamford native Stephanie Izard receives Bravo's Top Chef honors
The Stamford Times - Norwalk, CT, USA - During this season's edition of Bravo TV's "Top Chef," contestant Stephanie Izard had to conceptualize and bake an elaborate wedding cake in 24 hours, butcher an entire pig to create food for a garden party and reinvent duck a l'orange for celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito.

But it was the final challenge in Puerto Rico that the Stamford-born Izard will remember best, for it was there that she was named the winner of the fourth edition of the popular reality show, becoming the first woman to achieve the honor.

"I'm very excited to win. It's very exciting to represent women of course, but
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Posted 7/7/2008 12:07:57 AM | Permalink
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Top Chef Winner Stephanie Izard Keeps It Real
YumSugar.com - San Francisco,CA,USA - know you all were as excited as I was to see Stephanie Izard become the first female to win Top Chef. Congratulations, Stephanie!

Over the course of the show, the Chicago-based chef, 31, kept her cool while churning out creative and comforting dishes. After the finale, I was delighted to get to speak to Stephanie about her favorite parts of being on the show, how her life has changed, and what she's cooking up next. To read what Stephanie had to say, read more.

YumSugar: What has been the response to your victory so far?
Stephanie Izard: The feedback has been great. Most
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Posted 6/18/2008 03:06:46 AM | Permalink
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'Top Chef' Winner Stephanie Izard: 'I Deserved It'
Entertainment Weekly - USA - When Stephanie Izard woke up yesterday, she was just your average chef. Today, everything's changed. For starters, she has a wicked hangover, and 100 grand in her pocket, after having been declared the season 4 Top Chef winner (see our season finale TV Watch recap). ''Way too many strangers [bought] me shots of things last night,'' she says. And the baked potato chips she was snacking on in the morning weren't much help sopping up the congratulatory gestures. Before breaking for a cure, the 31-year-old spoke with EW.com about her newfound fame.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How have things been for you in
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Posted 6/12/2008 12:06:46 AM | Permalink
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Top Chef: Stephanie takes it home!
Time Out New York - New York, NY, USA - The finale for season four of Top Chef did an admirable job of ratcheting up the suspense, but in the end, the decision was inevitable. There’s been enough contention on the Internet about this finally being the season in which a female Top Chef would be crowned, and conspiracy theories aside, the last few episodes have shaped up just so.

The episode kicked off with a quick overview of the contestants’ feelings on their journey thus far, and what lay ahead. Stephanie wanted to overcome her nerves, Lisa was convinced she deserved to be there (and surprisingly—perhaps for the first time
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Posted 6/12/2008 12:06:40 AM | Permalink
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OK! Interview: Top Chef's Stephanie Izard
OK! Magazine - New York, NY, USA - When Top Chef: Chicago premiered in March, Bravo asked viewers, "What will happen first: a female President or a female Top Chef?" Well, the latter definitely won out. Stephanie Izard took one for the ladies (and her Chicago hometown) Wednesday night when she was named the fourth winner -- and first female champ -- of Top Chef. The 31-year-old not only overcame frontrunner Richard Blais and a strong final showing from resident "villain" Lisa Fernandes for the bragging rights, but her ever-present nerves as well. With a cool $100,000 in her pocket and restaurant plans already in the works, Stephanie
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Posted 6/12/2008 12:06:04 AM | Permalink
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Top Chef Toques a Winner
E! Online - USA - Stephanie Izard was named the winner of the fourth season of Top Chef Wednesday, becoming the first female contestant to chop, stir and sauté her way to the top of the food chain after the judges figured a lackluster final dessert shouldn't derail her chances after an impressive season-long performance, which included four Elimination Challenge wins.

"I won Top Chef—holy s--t!" the 31-year-old Chicago resident said. "This is the biggest thing that has happened in my life. My life's about to change, it's going to be absolutely insane."

"I'm so glad I was able to pull through and, after all this hard
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Posted 6/11/2008 08:06:26 AM | Permalink
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Izard's First Post-Top Chef Outing Another Cooking Competition (And It's Sold Out)
Chicagoist - Chicago, IL, USA - We're still two weeks away from finding out whether or not Stephanie Izard will be crowned the winner of Top Chef Chicago but her first post-show cooking appearance is already sold-out.

Izard will be going plate-to-plate in a competition with Nick LaCasse, chef at the Drawing Room at Le Passage and a former sous chef for Shawn McClain. The event on June 15 will feature Izard and LaCasse preparing a four-course meal, offering their interpretations of assigned courses and having diners rate them. Foie gras will be featured at the dinner. We spoke with reps for the Drawing Room on Saturday,
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Posted 6/2/2008 12:06:02 AM | Permalink
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 Stephanie Izard in the News
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The Hoxton Hotel Plans April Opening, Will Bring 182 Rooms, 3 Restaurants To Fulton Market  Block Club Chicago

FULTON MARKET — When the Hoxton Hotel opens its doors this spring in Fulton Market, the boutique chain looks to dazzle its visitors with three new ...

Stephanie Izard opening rooftop Peruvian restaurant in spring  Chicago Tribune

In a press release issued Wednesday morning, chef Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner, Duck Duck Goat) announced her latest project: Cabra, ...

Stephanie Izard to Open a Peruvian Rooftop Restaurant in Fulton Market  Eater Chicago

Stephanie Izard's next project will be a rooftop restaurant serving Peruvian food in Fulton Market. The Iron Chef and goat queen (Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, ...

A starry lineup of chefs will cook for Dim Sum + Give Some Gala  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

An all-star lineup of 16 top chefs — including a literal Top Chef — from Wisconsin and beyond will gather March 18 for the first Dim Sum + Give Some Gala, ...

9 Can’t-miss Restaurants in Chicago, According to Top Chef Stephanie Izard  Travel+Leisure

Stephanie Izard shook up the Chicago dining scene in 2010 with the nose-to-tail menu at her debut restaurant, Girl & the Goat, and its follow-up, Duck Duck Goat ...

Caroline Styne, Suzanne Goin to Run All Food and Beverage at LA Hotel  Eater LA

Downtown is already filled to near-capacity with restaurants, particularly those from high-end names like Tim Hollingsworth (Otium) and the still-incoming ...

6 things we know about Stephanie Izard's new rooftop restaurant  Time Out

Chicago chef Stephanie Izard is making moves once again, this time with a Peruvian rooftop restaurant in Fulton Market. The forthcoming eatery, named Cabra, ...

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