I am beyond excited to celebrate my friend and neighbor @gailsimmonseats cookbook #BringingItHome on today’s EyeSwoon. Gail and I worked on our cookbooks at precisely the same time with precisely the same team!
Making delicious recipes using accessible ingredients was one of Gail’s express goals of the tome and she certainly succeeded.
The link in bio reveals the (somewhat surprising!) ingredients Gail couldn’t live without, the reasons she actually appreciates mundane tasks like chopping, peeling, and washing dishes, and the recipe for her Chocolate Honeycomb Crunch which I will be making and munching on all weekend long! Chocolate, salty pretzels, peanuts and coconut chips, I mean…...
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Photo: Headling band @therevivalists
The wonderful @gailsimmonseats (@bravotopchef judge and amazing chef) shares her secrets to easy summer cooking with us! 🙌 Click the link in our bio to check out her tips and the recipe for this delicious summer salad. ➡️ @clean.plates
A few years ago, I went to Boston for a vacation. Coincidentally, Gail Simmons, of Top Chef fame, was doing a demo and cookbook signing while I was in town. Of course, I had to go.
The format was casual; she told her story about how she went from culinary school to working the line in fine-dining kitchens to being a food writer, showed the audience how to make a Québécois Pork and Bean Stew with Maple Whipped Cream, and answered questions. As a fellow Canadian, I asked her what her perspective of Canadian cuisine is. She described that Canadian cuisine is ingredient-driven, given our abundance of natural resources, and that there is a rusticity to our food. We bonded over our Canadian-ness (she actually quipped that we were basically Canadian siblings at that point), and she was incredibly friendly when I had a chance to chat one-on-one during the signing.
The inspiration behind this dish, featured in her cookbook "Bringing It Home", came from a restaurant in Montreal, where she had a hearty stew served with maple whipped cream. Maple and pork make perfect sense, and the whipped cream adds perfect creaminess to the stew. The sample that I got to try was delicious, and I couldn't wait to make it at home.
Whenever I buy bone-in proteins to break down, I will save the leftover bones to make stock. However, sometimes you need a quick alternative. For this stew, I used @bonesandmarrowbroth's Bare Bones Broth. I was recently introduced to this local small-business specializing in small-batch bone broth using naturally-raised grass-fed beef and chicken. The depth of flavour in the broth is perfect for this stew, and it saves you hours of cooking time! This is one of my favourite recipes for a cold winter night, but it is equally good for a hearty supper any time of year.
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Someone who works at Righton Books has a crush on Gail Simmons! Her terrific book is the Chef’s Special of the Day! 20% off this book, today only! #rightonbooks #gailsimmons
#gailsimmons Spanish Gazpacho recipe demoed at #afw with all the yummy toppings! So good!
BBB Reads For The Gram - June Cookbook 👩🏻🍳
2019 Book K13: Bringing It Home by Gail Simmons
I am so excited to share that we will be regularly adding cookbooks/recipes to our gram handle! and what better way to introduce it than through a themed month of #bbbreads4thegram - I love to cook and am one to read a cookbook from start to finish. My favorite parts are the chef’s background, their inspo for the cookbook, and the yummy descriptive wording sprinkled throughout the recipes.
For those of you who don’t know Gail Simmons, I know her best from the all-time greatest cooking competition on television (challenge me...it’s the best) - Top Chef! Gail is intelligent, saucy, encouraging, but firm, and expects the best from the contestants as she only offers constructive feedback on each dish. Her personality shines in her most recent cookbook as she dives into her start into the culinary world and how she has found her unique place in it.
I have cooked only a handful of dishes from the book so far and they have all been absolutely mouthwateringly delicious! She’s got the tastebuds and stomach to bring together different recipes and cuisines I have never tried before! I’ve made the fish tacos with soy-lime crema, cardamom-walnut date shake, ginger-chili chicken wings with shishito peppers, Gail’s kinda burger, and the summer vegetable salad with charred lime vinaigrette! You can view my salad creation in our ‘Beets’ highlight (get it? bearsBEETSbooks, beets as in the vegetable, as in food and therefore cookbooks? you get it.)
What are your favorite cookbooks?
Highly recommend for chefs of all levels looking for some solid dishes! 5/5 🍔
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Very busy, beautiful and talented
Our midweek meal - scallops with miso-corn salad. Recipe courtesy of #GailSimmons F&W Special Projects Editor (who I only recently discovered).
Yum!! Great dish for summer days. We'll definitely make this one on our deck in Maine!
5/19/19 - Happy Birthday, Eleanor Tomlinson (27), Bérénice Marlohe (40), Sam Smith (27), Thomas Vinterberg (50), Morten Tyldum (52), Jon Kortajarena (34), Kyle Eastwood (51), Gail Simmons (43), Peter Townshend (74), James Fox (80), Jason Gray-Stanford (49), Geraldine Somerville (52), Peter Mayhew (R.I.P.) (75) (Not Pictured), André the Giant (R.I.P.) (73) (Not Pictured), Pat Roach (R.I.P.) (82) (Not Pictured), Nora Ephron (R.I.P.) (78) (Not Pictured), Grace Jones (71) (Not Pictured), Sean Whalen (55) (Not Pictured), Nancy Kwan (80) (Not Pictured), Drew Fuller (39) (Not Pictured), Shooter Jennings (40) (Not Pictured), and Michael Che (36) (Not Pictured). #HappyBirthday #EleanorTomlinson #BereniceMarlohe #SamSmith #ThomasVinterberg #MortenTyldum #JonKortajarena #KyleEastwood #GailSimmons #PeterTownshend #JamesFox #JasonGrayStanford #GeraldineSomerville #PeterMayhew #AndreTheGiant #PatRoach #NoraEphron #GraceJones #SeanWhalen #NancyKwan #DrewFuller #ShooterJennings #MichaelChe