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Book Review & Giveaway: Talking with My Mouth Full

by Milisa on March 16, 2012

A while back I saw that Gail Simmons had a book coming out.  I knew I had to read it.  I have been of fan Gail Simmons since I first saw her on Top Chef.  If you are a regular here, you know Top Chef is my favorite television show.  I dvr it so I never miss an episode.  Gail is always so sincere and never condescending to the chef contestants, I really respect that about her.

I must say that after reading Talking with My Mouth Full, I am an even bigger fan.  Gail has had quite the interesting career which began with four words.  Eat. Write. Travel. Cook.  That became the basis for her career as a professional eater, cook, food critic, magazine editor, and reality television star.  Talking with My Mouth Full is her journey to this amazing career.

In case you aren’t quite the fan I am, Gail is the host of Top Chef: Just Desserts and a permanent judge on Top Chef and Special Projects Director for Food & Wine magazine.  She has worked hard and earned her positions and is so passionate about food and every step of the process of getting that food to the plate.  I think that is a big part of what makes her a great judge and her passion really comes through in her story.

You get the back story and the interesting journey her life has taken from her world travels growing up, behind the scenes of Top Chef and Just Desserts and a glimpse into the world of a food critic and how it is to work in the kitchens of some of New York’s finest restaurants.

I could go on and on about the details of the book because I really enjoyed it.  But I think you should read it for yourself, I know you will love it.  Gail’s story was not one of ease and the life of luxury you might imagine it to be.  I found it not only interesting, but  inspiring, quite sincere and unpretentious, especially for a celebrity.

There are a few of Gail’s favorite recipes in the back of the book that I thought was a perfect ending to this great memoir.

You can get a copy from most any book retailer or Amazon and she still has a few stops left on her book tour!  Or enter here for your chance to win a copy of your own!

WE HAVE A WINNER! Diane MMarch 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

“Gail is so great on all the various Top Chef shows, I can’t wait to read her new book!”

  • To enter: Leave a comment here telling me you would like to win.

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Giveaway open to US residents, comments accepted through Friday, March 23, 2012.

Enjoy!

Miss

Disclosure: I was provided with the book for review and Hyperion Books is sponsoring the giveaway.

 

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S B March 16, 2012 at 3:51 am

I would love to win this!

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S B March 16, 2012 at 3:53 am

I follow you by RSS.

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S B March 16, 2012 at 3:53 am

I also like you on facebook!

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Bonnie K March 16, 2012 at 5:04 am

I would like to win Gail Simmons’ book.

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Bonnie K March 16, 2012 at 5:04 am

I follow Miss in the Kitchen on facebook.

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Bonnie K March 16, 2012 at 5:05 am

I follow Miss in the Kitchen on twitter.

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Bonnie K March 16, 2012 at 5:06 am

I subscribe to Miss in the Kitchen by email.

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Bonnie K March 16, 2012 at 5:06 am

I follow Gail Simmons on twitter.

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Samuel Fred March 16, 2012 at 5:18 am

I follow you on fb!

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Patience Vasil March 16, 2012 at 5:24 am

I follow you and Gail Simmons on Twitter. And I have followed you on FB for a long time. I am a cookbook collector and would love to add Gail Simmons cookbook. She sounds very interesting.

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Alicia Boatts March 16, 2012 at 5:59 am

Following you on facebook. I live for Top Chef.

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Linda S. March 16, 2012 at 6:25 am

I watch Top Chef and would love to win this book.

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Linda S. March 16, 2012 at 6:26 am

I follow you on twitter: ljskop

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Linda S. March 16, 2012 at 6:26 am

I follow Gail Simmons on twitter: ljskop

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Nelly Rodriguez March 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

Would love to read this book!

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Kristin March 16, 2012 at 7:42 am

This looks like an amazing book!

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Connie Bolick Lee March 16, 2012 at 8:25 am

I would like to win!

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Connie Bolick Lee March 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

I follow Miss in the Kitchen on facebook

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Connie Bolick Lee March 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

I follow Miss in the Kitchen on twitter

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Connie Bolick Lee March 16, 2012 at 8:28 am

I follow Gail Simmons on twitter

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Michelle March 16, 2012 at 8:36 am

I would like to win this book.

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Michelle March 16, 2012 at 8:37 am

I am following you on twitter.

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Michelle March 16, 2012 at 8:40 am

I am following Gayle on twitter.

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Michelle March 16, 2012 at 8:41 am

I like you on facebook

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Deb March 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

Yes, I would very much like to win!

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Kristin March 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I’d love to add this cookbook to my growing collection of cookbooks! I bet it has some really great recipes!

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Kristin March 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I like your page on Facebook!

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Kristin March 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I’m following you on Twitter!!

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Kristin March 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I’m an email subscriber! I love that I never miss one of your recipes!

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Kristin March 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I’m now following Gail Simmons on Twitter!

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Kim in MD March 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

What a great give away, Milisa! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!

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Emily @ She Makes and Bakes March 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I love Gail and I would love to win this book. If not, I’ll have to get it at the library.

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Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (Soon to be Rachel Cooks) March 17, 2012 at 1:46 am

This looks like a must-read!

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Diane M. March 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Gail is so great on all the various Top Chef shows, I can’t wait to read her new book!

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Diane M. March 17, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I follow miss in the kitchen on twitter.

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Diane M. March 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I like miss in the kitchen in facebook.

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Cara March 18, 2012 at 12:48 am

I would love to read this book!

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Cara March 18, 2012 at 12:49 am

I follow you on facebook

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Cara March 18, 2012 at 12:49 am

I follow on twitter

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Jennie March 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I would love to win!

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gail March 24, 2012 at 1:10 am

hope i’m not too late to enter

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