Gail Simmons is an accomplished chef, television show host, food critic, food judge, and magazine editor. She's gets to do everything she loves: eat, travel, write, and cook. It wasn't an easy road to where she is now and in her memoir, she shows us readers that you really do have to work from the bottom up. Even those famous people you see on tv now, had to start as dishwashers, line cooks, or interns.
I've been a huge fan of Top Chef since the very first season, so I knew I had to grab this book when I saw it at the library. Simmons' writes in a very down-to-earth manner and includes a bunch of the recipes she raves about in the chapters. I probably won't actually make any of the recipes, but I was glad they were there in case I was feeling adventurous!
I really enjoy getting a glimpse into a celebrity's life, if it's done in a tasteful and informative way. I'm not one to just pick up an autobiography or a biography of any celeb around, but memoirs, I really like. Gail Simmons has convinced me to continue watching her on Top Chef and Top Chef: Just Desserts. I may never be able to cook any of those things the contestants create, but it sure is fun to watch!
Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater