Have Brunch with Gail Simmons

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The Texas Book Festival is pleased to present a special opportunity to sit down and dine with culinary expert Gail Simmons. Join us at Olamaie on Sunday, November 5 at 11:00am when Chef Michael Fojtasek, one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs”, presents a three course brunch based Simmon’s cookbook, Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating.

Tickets cost $150 and include a three course brunch, and a signed copy of Bringing it Home. Simmons will be on hand to mingle with guests and talk about her book, which features fabulous recipes using accessible ingredients and smart, simple cooking techniques for successful family meals and easy entertaining.

On Sunday, November 5, Simmons will do a recipe demonstration in the Central Market Cooking Tent at the Texas Book Festival with moderator Spencer Wells. Keep an eye out for our schedule, which will go live in mid-October, for more details. This is a Friends Pass session, with priority seating for Friends Pass holders. Remaining seats  will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. She has been a judge on Bravo’s Emmy-winning series Top Chef since its inception in 2006. Gail was previously head critic on Top Chef Duels and host of Top Chef Just Desserts, Bravo’s pastry-focused spinoff of the Top Chef franchise. In addition to her work on Top Chef, Gail is the special projects director at Food & Wine. She makes frequent television appearances on TODAYGood Morning America, and Fox & Friends, among others. Gail is regularly featured in such publications as New York magazine, Travel + Leisure, GQ, People, TV Guide, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and was named the #1 Reality TV Judge in America by the New York Post.

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