From the Chicago Tribune's Joe Gray: "For fans of Stephanie Izard, winner of "Top Chef" season four, waiting for her new restaurant, The Drunken Goat, to open is maddening. Take heart. While you wait, watch the Chicago chef in weekly video podcasts at stephanieizard.com. The first episode of "The Tasty Life" follows her to Three Floyds Brewery in Munster, IN, where she plays around among the brew tanks before creating a twist on steamed mussels, this one with fried chicken livers and roasted garlic shallot aioli. The most recent episode shows Izard dreaming up a new recipe for a mac & cheese cookoff to benefit the Organic School Project. After cute opening credits illustrated by Izard in animation (recognizable with her signature full head of curls), Izard journeys to Barcelona then to Giles Schnierle‚s Great American Cheese Collection on the south side for ingredients. After watching how she creates the dish, you can check out the recipe for her Macaroni and Four Cheeses with Apples and Bacon Breadcrumbs.
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