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Gail Simmons Autobiography-Tallking with My Mouth Full

Phaedrus Mar 14, 2012 10:18 AM

Has anyone read this yet? I saw the obligatory positive blurbs from the likes of Eric Ripert, David Chang (Really?), Giada, Jacques Pepin. But how is it really?

I'd be curious to see what Bourdain or Colicchio has to say about it.

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    erin_grogan RE: Phaedrus Mar 14, 2012 10:34 AM

    I heard Gail interviewed on CBC's Q last night and will say the interview made me more interested in the book- I was surprised to hear about some of the twists and turns she's taken in her career and am interested in reading more. Can't speak to the quality of writing, etc. without reading it.

    The interview was the last 20 minutes of the March 13th episode:

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      Phaedrus RE: erin_grogan Mar 14, 2012 10:42 AM

      I caught the tail end of that interview myself and it too piqued my interest.

    2. ChefJune RE: Phaedrus Mar 14, 2012 11:20 AM

      She seems pretty young to me to have published an autobio or memoir, but I wouldn't rule it out.

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        Janet from Richmond RE: Phaedrus Mar 14, 2012 12:01 PM

        I have the biggest girl-crush on Gail. I'll definitely read it.

        1. Kagemusha RE: Phaedrus Mar 14, 2012 02:47 PM

          Saw her on CTV this a.m. and kept thinking about being up to here with celeb worship in all its ugly forms. While this is fly-weight stuff, who needs it?

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            bte576 RE: Phaedrus Jul 17, 2012 06:59 PM

            Just wondering if anyone ended up reading this and what they thought?

            1. letsindulge RE: Phaedrus Jul 17, 2012 07:24 PM

              I'm 3/4 of the way through the book and admittedly it's so much better then I was expecting. It was interesting to learn what her culinary background actually is. I do enjoy all forms of food literature as I am a chef myself. If you're a Top Chef fan, or in the industry I think you'd enjoy it.

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                bte576 RE: letsindulge Jul 18, 2012 05:16 AM

                Thanks. Will try it. While not in the industry, I do some cooking blogging for fun and do enjoy Top Chef. Pretty sure I will find myself a bit envious of Gail...but hopefully also inspired

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                  letsindulge RE: bte576 Jul 18, 2012 12:04 PM

                  That would be a sweet life I agree.

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