Culinary expert and television personality Gail Simmons is a fixture as judge on Bravo's Emmy Award-winning reality competition series "Top Chef" and is now host of the spinoff "Top Chef Just Desserts." She is also the special projects director at Food & Wine magazine. Gail's no stranger to food -- before joining Food & Wine, she began her career as a food journalist in Toronto and later received her culinary degree at the Institute of Culinary Education. Gail honed her skills at Le Cirque and Vong restaurants before launching her television career.
Gail shares with us her foodie wish list, which includes kitchen gadgets, artisanal foods, and culinary excursions. She also lists her favorite new cookbooks and food books from this past year. Get some unique ideas for gift-giving this holiday season from from one of our favorite tastemakers!
Look for Gail's memoir "Talking with My Mouth Full" in February.