e Izard became the first woman to win Top Chef, impressing judges with her consistent performance (even if the dessert she made for the finals was disappointing).
“I won Top Chef—holy s–t! This is the biggest thing that has happened in my life. My life’s about to change, it’s going to be absolutely insane.”
Stephanie said that after surviving the pressure and the nerves, the win affirms that “this is what I’m supposed to do with my life.”
Especially when she cooks masterpieces like the lamb with olives, braised pistachios and berries. Yum.