Gail Simmons

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Behind the Soba at Forthcoming Daruma-Ya With Soba Master Shuichi Kotani

    Subterranean Sushi Azabu has built a reputation as one of the best omakase experiences in the city; take a table in the snug den, and you'll be privy to plate after plate of dazzling seafood, sometimes draped silky and raw over a pat of rice, other times mixed into inventive izakaya dishes or set in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    What's Happening: Latke Festival and Cheese Ball

    Monday, December 10 Fourth Annual Latke Festival Celebrate Hanukkah at BAM with 17 restaurants including Fatty 'Cue and Veselka, as they fry up some of the best latkes in the city. Tickets are $55 and include drinks. 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Top Chef: The Cruise

    [See More Events: Nine French Restaurants Celebrate Tomato Season | Le Fooding Has Big Plans for Brooklyn] Top Chef has really taken it up another notch with its Celebrity Constellation cruise. Hosted by Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, the cruise sets sail April 2013 from Miami and will head to Key ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    This Week's Specials: NYC's Iconic Eats, Karaoke Recs

    ​What we've been up to at Fork in the Road this week: Robert Sietsema identifies New York City's iconic foods and shows us where to find them. Lauren Shockey chitchats with Gail Simmons about her life as a Top Chef judge.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Gail Simmons on How She Deals with Foods She Doesn't Like: Interview Part 2

    Yesterday we spoke with Top Chef judge Gail Simmons about her new memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater. Today she tells us more about the judging process and reveals the foods she just can't stand. Do you think there's a big difference between the cheftestants on Top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Gail Simmons on Being a Top Chef Judge

    Photo courtesy Gail SimmonsGail Simmons, television star and now author​Gail Simmons has worn many hats in the culinary world, having begun her career as a cook and journalist before working her way to Food & Wine, a position that nabbed her a role as a regular judge on the hit television show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Who Should be the New New York Times Critic? Foodies Weigh In

    Who's it gonna be?​It's the question on everyone's mind: Who will be The New York Times' new restaurant critic? Who will dole out the stars, making or breaking a chef or restaurateur's dream? Today, Josh Ozersky over at Time jabs at the paper, saying that Yelp and Zagat have made critics supe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Foodie Storytelling, West Village Tasting

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food The Great Hall at Cooper Union at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13 The Moth's monthly StorySLAM goes foodie this time around with an evening of gastro- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Top Chef Just Desserts Will Return August 24

    BravoHalf of these people secretly want to kill each other.​Sweet freaks and couch potatoes, rejoice: Top Chef Just Desserts is returning on August 24 at 10 p.m.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Top Chef: Just Desserts Will Return for a Second Season

    ​Because there can never be too much sugar and spice in one's life, Bravo announced today that it will bring Top Chef: Just Desserts back for a second season.

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Gail Simmons Gets a Book Deal

    BravoTelevision host, eater, writer: A true Renaissance woman.​Life just got a little sweeter for Top Chef: Just Desserts host Gail Simmons. According to Eater, Simmons has nabbed a deal with Hyperion to write her memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Top Chef:Just Desserts Actually Looks...Good

    Bravo​Maybe it's because we're so worn down by this season of Top Chef -- which blessedly will be put out of our misery tomorrow night -- but its spin-off, Top Chef: Just Desserts, actually looks like it might potentially, hopefully, possibly be pretty good. Maybe even good, period.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Top Chef: Just Desserts Will Be Judged by Johnny Iuzzini, Hubert Keller, and DailyCandy Editrix

    johnnyiuzzini.comJohnny Iuzzini displays his decorating skills.​Following Johnny Iuzzini's appearance on last night's episode of Top Chef, Bravo has announced that Iuzzini, Hubert Keller, and DailyCandy editor-at-large Dannielle Kyrillos will be the judges on the forthcoming Top Chef: Just Des ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 11, 2010


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  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: A Calçots Festival & Housing Works' First Tasting Event

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Annual Calçotada Festivals Savoy and Back Forty May 10 & 11 Forget ramps. In Catalonia, the seasonal onion that gets everyone excited is the calçot. Sample gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Slashfood Serves Up Some Cheesecake

    Say 'cheesecake'!​ Slashfood's gone and singled out 10 lusty ladies for its 10 Hottest Women in the Food Industry list. Looking at the list, the "food industry" designation seems a bit inaccurate.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Under Review: Sietsema at Flushing's Northeast Taste Chinese Food

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema meets with the Organ Meat Society at Flushing's Northeast Taste Chinese Food for kidneys, pig heart, and sweet and sour lamb liver. Sam Sifton finds Maialino praiseworthy, awarding it two stars for, among other things, its pig, which comes "roasted, braised, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Gail Simmons Hits the Sweet Spot With Just Desserts

    Gail Simmons will get her Just Desserts​Last October, when the Top Chef masterminds announced plans for a pastry-themed spin-off called Just Desserts, we recoiled at the thought of Padma choking down hunks of cake as she regurgitated wooden platitudes. Thankfully, Bravo has announced that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Food World Celebrities Talk Shop; Fox Holds Auditions for New Gordon Ramsay Show

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Word of Mouth: Online Media and The Future of Food Writing Housing Works Used Bookstore Cafe January 7 Housing Works is known for its intimate concerts and eclectic selection of use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Costco Takes Manhattan; Long Island Scallops Make a Comeback

    ​iVillage has launched a new food site,, specifically targeted at "women on the go." The site will feature blogs, recipes, photos and video content, as well as content by Gail Simmons and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia. [WWD] Costco got its first Manhattan location on Thursda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Ozersky Kibitzes with Gail Simmons about Toby Young

    Over at The Feedbag, Josh Ozersky posted this video of Gail Simmons defending Toby Young. It's somewhat inexplicable that the camera is rolling at dinner and that Jeffrey Steingarten is also at the table--an outtake from some special segment of Top Chef Masters? But in any case, it's interesting t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Fabio Getting Every Cent Out of These 15 Minutes

    America is such a beautiful place. Cheftestants can score lucrative promotional deals or simply create their own clothing lines or eat overpriced Italian food at restaurants where your purse gets a special stool. America!Wow, I had no intention of doing another Top Chef post today, but then I stumbl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006