One of the best parts of Pinterest is browsing through the dozens of delicious food photographs that leave you salivating. The worst part is not knowing how to recreate these dishes and having to settle on those microwave noodles you’ve had at the back of your freezer for a month.
That’s all about to change with the first-ever Pinterest cookbook that’s coming out in May, which will be headed by Chef Stephanie Izard, the first woman to win Bravo's Top Chef.
WomensForum caught up with the Chicago-based chef about what we Pinterest lovers and cooking addicts can expect from the new cookbook, which will be populated from input from fans.
"I’m a big fan of using chips in a lot of my dishes," Izard says about her inspiration. This collaboration is all about adding crunch and texture to dishes in unexpected ways - in everything from deviled eggs to donuts to ramen to sushi.
Fans can vote on pinterest.com/layswavy and pick the most delicious combinations or challenge Izard with the more unusual ideas to see what she can do.
"I’m just excited to get recipe-making," she says. The first 20 top-rated recipes will come out in May and another 20 will come out in the fall.
With Izard’s background, we think she will be able to work her culinary magic with even the most bizarre pairings like sushi and regular potato chips or red wine and cheddar potato chips.
Izard’s must-try Chicago restaurant Girl & the Goat was nominated for best new restaurant by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. In addition, she has won numerous accolades for her cuisine in recent years.
The 38-year-old gave us a sneak preview of one of her favorite new creations involving Lay’s wavy cheddar chips.
"Savory and sweet is great. It gets your whole mouth excited while you’re eating rather than staying on just one note," Izard says. "Also, I just love cheese. Just put it on top of a chip and you’ve got me right there."
We are so excited to see what Izard ends up creating! Until then, vote for your favorites on Pinterest and check out her recipe below for a sweet and salty crumble that you can put on pretty much anything!
Stephanie Izard's Cheesy Chippy Crumble
A delicious and versatile sweet and salty crumble that tastes great on top of pancakes, yogurt, ice cream, or even baked as a streusel on top of your favorite muffins.
- 2/3 cup Lay's Wavy Cheddar flavored potato chips - made into crumbs
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup Quaker oats
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until everything comes together (you may also use your hands if you don't want to use a mixer).
- Spread the mixture out onto a cookie sheet and bake at 325° for about 10 minutes. The crumble should be dry and golden. Chill slightly before using.