Stephanie Izard's new cookbook

October 5, 2011 1:35:04 PM PDT
Stephanie Izard, the chef and owner of the acclaimed Girl & the Goat Restaurant in Chicago, shares some of her favorite recipes in a new cookbook: "Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats and Drinks."

The book goes on sale October 5. Izard is publishing more than 100 of her best recipes, from innovated appetizers, to making the most of seasonal produce and local ingredients. Izard also matches her favorite food to beer and wine.

Izard is also launching a national tour in Chicago with a book launch party at Salvage One. For tickets and where Izard is stopping next, visit

Book Launch Party
Tonight, 7:30PM
Salvage One
1840 West Hubbard Street

Stephanie Izard was named Top Chef in season four of the award-winning Bravo series.

Stephanie Izard hosts 23rd Annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Ball

Meals on Wheels Chicago today announced the chef line-up for the 23rd Annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Ball to be held at the historic Macy's on State Street (111 N State) on October 14, 2011. Host Chefs Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Chris Pandel of The Bristol and Paul Virant of VIE and Perennial Virant will join Host Mixologists Charles Joly of The Drawing Room and Lynn House of Blackbird to welcome 80 of Chicago's finest chefs and eight of the Windy City's top mixologists to the singular chef event of the year and one of Chicago's longest-running culinary fundraisers.

Chicago chefs raise more than $200,000 each year for Chicago's homebound elderly and individuals with disabilities at the Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball. The organization generates almost one-third of its annual revenue at the ball, which in turn funds over 70,000 meals to homebound senior citizens.

The Celebrity Chef Ball attracts 1,000 guests for a unique 'two-in-one' style function. Known as The Chef's Table, the first event of the evening is a seated dining experience with live cooking and cocktail pairings by celebrated chefs and mixologists that takes place from 6 to 8 pm. Priced at $325 per ticket, The Chef's Table provides guests with a more intimate dinner option.

Priced at $125, the Chef's Tasting Party takes place from 8 pm to 12:30 am as a reception-style ball. Attendees can savor countless chef tastings, premium cocktails, wine and beer, silent auction, casino gaming, an interactive photo station, a live band -- Rock Candy, and Chef/DJ David Ochs from Girl and the Goat.

Tickets for the Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball are available online at

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