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Wed, Nov 15, 2017

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Gail Simmons

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Gail Simmons

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Bringing It Home:
Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating

in conversation with TIFFANI FAISON

This event includes a book signing

Harvard Book Store welcomes trained culinary expert and Top Chef judge GAIL SIMMONS for a discussion of her latest book, Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating. She will be joined in conversation by TIFFANI FAISON, chef and owner of Sweet Cheeks and Tiger Mama, both in Boston’s Fenway District.

About Bringing It Home

Gail Simmons is a beloved figure in the food world who has been a popular judge on Top Chef, the number-one rated food show on cable television since its inception. In Bringing It Home, Simmons shares her best recipes and food experiences. From her travels, exploring global flavors and keeping detailed diaries, to her Top Chef culinary adventures with the world’s most notable chefs, she is always asking: “How can I bring this dish home to my own kitchen?” Her goal is to make fabulous recipes using accessible ingredients and smart, simple cooking techniques for successful family meals and easy entertaining.

From Bloody Mary Eggs to Christmas Brisket Fried Rice; from Summer Vegetable Salad with Charred Lime Vinaigrette to Banana-Cardamom Upside Down Cake with Salty Caramel, there is a recipe for everyone in the family. Simmons also shares ingredient tips, cooking techniques, and many informative “Snippets,” as well as personal and behind-the-scenes stories that will appeal to fans and food lovers everywhere.


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Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, the special projects director at Food & Wine, and a judge on Bravo’s Emmy-winning series Top Chef since its inception in 2006. Simmons makes frequent television appearances on TodayGood Morning AmericaThe Chew, and The Talk, and has been featured in New York magazine, Travel + LeisureGQ, and People, among others. Her first book, a memoir titled Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater, was published in 2012. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

 

Tiffani Faison

Tiffani Faison is an American chef, restaurateur, culinary consultant and television personality. She began cooking for Todd English in Boston and has traveled the country and the world working for such renowned chefs as Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse, and Tony Maws. In 2009, Tiffani was tapped to run Rocca Kitchen & Bar, earning a three-star review from the Boston Globe. She then opened her first venture, Sweet Cheeks, a Texas-style barbecue restaurant, adding another three-star review to her resume. In December 2015 she opened Tiger Mama, also in Boston’s Fenway District, focusing on Southeast Asian cousine. Tiffani was the runner-up on Season 1 of Top Chef and competed on Top Chef All-Stars and Top Chef Duels. She is a tireless advocate for LGBT human rights issues and lives in Boston with her wife and furry kids.
 

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