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Bringing It Home - Gail Simmons - <span class="date-display-single">10/27/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Bringing It Home

10/27/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Rooms

Bringing It Home is the cookbook that Top Chef fans have been waiting for. 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. In Bringing It Home, Simmons shares her best recipes and food experiences.


In her travels, exploring global flavors and keeping detailed diaries, and 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, 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.


Madison Public Library Foundation is hosting a fundraiser meet-and-greet cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Central Library's third-floor Madison Room before the event. It will feature tastes of two of the cocktails featured in Gail's book, provided by Brocach Irish Pub & Whiskey Den on Monroe Street, plus a cash bar provided by Gib's. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person for the cocktail tasting hour.


Gail Simmons

About Presenter Gail Simmons


Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. Since the show’s inception in 2006, she has lent her extensive expertise as a permanent judge on BRAVO’s Emmy-winning series Top Chef. Heading into its 15th successful season, Top Chef is rated the #1 food show on cable television. Gail was previously head critic on Top Chef Masters and host of Top Chef Just Desserts, Bravo’s pastry-focused spinoff of the Top Chef franchise. She was also co-host of The Feed, which aired in 2014 on FYI.


Bringing It Home

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