Oh Boy Episode 33: Gail Simmons

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Top Chef and Just Desserts fans, try to remain calm for one minute while I get this podcast introduction out of the way. Today’s episode of Oh Boy features none other than Gail Simmons.

I will pause here while you collectively throw flour into the air and loose your shit.

It will comfort you to know that Gail Simmons, like everyone else, didn’t have a clue what she wanted to do after college. She didn’t really know what she wanted to do while in college, either. In fact…she didn’t even know anything about food, according to a food editor she spoke to while hunting for her first job. So how did she get to be who she is and where she is, with two hit shows (she’s been on Top Chef for 11 years!) and a published book with a title that proclaims, “I have the best job ever!” (It’s called “Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life As a Professional Eater.” Hello!)?

Well, you just have to plug in your headphones and listen to this episode, don’t you?


Visit Gail Simmon’s website and follow her on Instagram @gailsimmonseats, Twitter @gailsimmons and Facebook.  Be sure to follow our wonderful Oh Boy host Jay Buim on Instagram. Check his website out, too. Logo and feature illustration by Kelly Shami.


Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond is a writer, creative consultant, and Man Repeller alumnus living in New York City.

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