Girl in the Kitchen – Stephanie Izard

One of my very favorite seasons of Top Chef was Season 4, when Stephanie Izard took home the top prize. Since then, she opened a restaurant in Chicago called Girl & The Goat, was named one of the 10 Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine magazine, and received a nod from James Beard.

Recently she was named the official chef of the 2nd annual CMT Artist of the Year event, where she will create a menu inspired by the culinary memories of CMT’s top five country music artists of the year –Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley.

And on top of all that, she’s written a cookbook which she’ll be signing here in Nashville next week!


Wednesday, October 19th
11:30 am – 1 pm
(line forms at 11 am)


Turnip Truck Urban Fare
321 12th Avenue South (In the Gulch)
Nashville, TN 37203

You can pre-order a copy of the cookbook by clicking . Then, bring your receipt to the Turnip Truck and receive your copy of ‘Girl in the Kitchen’ and a guaranteed spot in line to meet Stephanie. What to do if you’ve already purchased a copy of the book? Bring it along with you to the signing, but be warned- those that order through the link provided above will get the first spots in line.

Oh! Just one more thing. I should probably mention that I have a little something for one lucky reader. Who would like to win a copy of Girl in the Kitchen for free??

 ~Contest Closed~

The winner is: Elizabeth Elmore, #58. Congrats Elizabeth!

To Enter:

Leave a comment below sharing a favorite culinary memory.

The memory part is mandatory for entry, so make sure you do that. You can also increase your chances to win with bonus entries. Note- you must leave a separate comment for each:

  1. On Twitter, follow me (@betheats), tweet the following and come back here to tell me you did so: Win a copy of Stephanie Izard’s new cookbook from @betheats!
  2. “Like” Eat. Drink. Smile. on Facebook, then come back here and tell me you did so. If you already “like” me, just say so! Please leave your first name and last initial so it can be verified.

Contest ends on Saturday, October 15th at 10 a.m. CST. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll contact them via email and will post it here on the blog. If the winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!