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Top Chef Izard Wants Picture Removed From Republican Ad

First Posted: 11/06/08 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:45 PM ET

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Chicago chef Stephanie Izard asked Republican Cook County Board member and state's attorney candidate Tony Peraica to stop using the Top Chef winner's photo in his campaign materials, the Sun-Times reports.

"She didn't approve her likeness to be used in any sort of Republican product," Izard's publicist told the paper, adding that the chef is a registered Democrat.

Izard's photo is featured in the logo for the public access show "What's Cookin' with the Republicans!" The show features a cooking segment in a local restaurant, like a Republican metropolitan water reclamation district candidate whipping up an omelette, followed by a Peraica-led roundtable with various Cook County Republicans.

The logo features Izard next to Peraica, who is wearing a chef's hat and wielding a spatula over an elephant-shaped grill.


Watch an episode of What's COOKin' with the Republicans below:


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Filed by Ben Goldberger  |