The first thing you should know is that Stephanie Izard's name doesn't rhyme with "lizard," it starts with "eye." Now that we cleared that up, you should also know that the winner of "Top Chef" and owner of Chicago's rockin' Girl & The Goat gave us a couple of scoops on today's "Cooking with Emeril." First she revealed a likely return to television, and answered a listener's email about how she handled all those high-pressure challenges on "Top Chef."
We also learned that Stephanie does have a second Chicago restaurant in the works, as well as a cookbook due out next fall, plus dreams of starting a charitable foundation. With all that on her plate, she still had time to share this sound advice on cooking with winter produce.
In the lightening round, Emeril got a few surprising answers from Stephanie.
- Favorite ingredient? Chickpeas
- Favorite comfort food? Pasta
- What she dips her French Fries into? Ranch dressing
- Most-used kitchen gadget? Blender
- Guilty pleasure? Baked Lays dipped in Ranch dressing
- Usual after-work drink? Bourbon
- Best hangover cure? A beer
Chickpeas from a chef that regularly features Crispy Pig Face on her menu? We love her range. Bacon hummus, could that work? Hmmm...
The whole show will replay at 7 p.m. ET tonight and at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, and you can tune in on Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET for a holiday baking lesson with Amy Scherber of Amy's Bread!