This week's culinary #WomanCrushWednesday is Nancy Silverton.
Nancy is a chef, baker, and author of eight cookbooks. Raised in Southern California and trained in London and France, she has worked at such notable restaurants as Michael's for Jonathan Waxman and Spago for Wolfgang Puck. Nancy founded the much beloved La Brea Bakery and Campanile Restaurant in Los Angeles. She is well known for popularizing sourdough bread and introducing artisan breads to the United States. Currently, she is co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, Mozza2Go, and Chi Spacca in the Los Angeles area, with partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. In 1990, Nancy won the James Beard Award for Pastry Chef of the Year, and in 2014 Silverton took home the highest award: Outstanding Chef of the Year.