Top Chef judge Gail Simmons gets to eat a lot of different things from a lot of different places. When she decided on the topic of her first cookbook, she chose the foods of the world that she loved and learned to reproduce in her own kitchen. Bringing It Home takes Simmons' favorite meals and translates them into recipes you can use in your own home, aided by Simmons' tips and tricks.
Despite her on-the-run schedule, Simmons makes time to read. See her book choices below, and look here for more authors' favorites.
As life gets busier and time more precious, I find reading a book (as opposed to the news or social media) to be the ultimate luxury. Books not only provide us with an escape from our daily stresses, but help expand our world view, evoke empathy, inspire adventure and allow us all to connect with the vast possibilities of human experience—past, present and future. Here, a few of my favorites read in 2017: