STEPHANIE IZARD is the executive chef and co-owner of the award-winning restaurants Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Diner, and Duck Duck Goat in Chicago. She was the first female winner on Bravo's Top Chef, received the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes, and was one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs in 2010. She most recently won the Iron Chef title on the Food Network's Iron Chef. She lives with her family in Chicago.
"What I have always adored about Stephanie is that somehow her
energy and positive spirit are just as compelling as her
over-the-top delicious food. With Gather & Graze, she shares
all of that brilliant, fun-loving flavor and cooking intel that
have made her such a shining star in the food world and her
restaurants so coveted. Her recipes and menus are casual,
craveable, and most of all doable. I dare you to open this book and
not want to cook everything!"
--Gail Simmons, food expert, TV host, and author of Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating
"I've been a huge fan of Stephanie's from the very first
bite I took at Girl & the Goat, and my love for her as a chef and a
person has steadily grown ever since. Getting married and starting
a family may have been the best thing that ever happened to her as
a successful entrepreneur, focusing her intensity and realizing
that time poverty was part of the new equation. One of the best
books on cooking at home is one of the results of that math. Gather
& Graze not only is filled with spectacular recipes that will
delight the home cook, but the way the food fits into all our
lives, coming together to share, is the real genius of this
superbly crafted book. This isn't a show-offy book either, it's a
real life primer on the best way to eat and entertain for family,
friends, and loved ones."
--Andrew Zimmern "Stephanie Izard is one of the most uniquely talented and vivacious chefs working today, and she's managed to capture so much of what makes her food special on these pages."