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Welcome to Chowhound’s Table Talk podcast, where Executive Editor Hana Asbrink chats with some of the most interesting names and newsmakers in the food space. Today: Top Chef personality and author, Gail Simmons.

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We are going through an unprecedented time right now. At work, at home, almost every facet of our lives is being impacted by coronavirus. The restaurant industry, in particular, is being hit like no other. We are only at the beginning at what looks to be the inevitable unfurling of the hospitality and service worlds, and it’s hard not to feel completely helpless (though there are certainly small ways you can help right now).

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When I chatted with “Top Chef” judge and “Iron Chef Canada” host Gail Simmons recently, it was well before we knew anything about COVID-19. But her generous personality and passion for food, for restaurants, chefs, and all the rising stars, have always been there; it’s been woven into the fabric of her life over the last 20 years. Never has her dedication to the industry been more apparent.

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Tune into our latest Table Talk Podcast, where I talk to the food personality and author about her deep relationship with the restaurant world; the “Top Chef” franchise as it enters its 17th season (premiering tonight); her cookbook, “Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating,” outlining her years of travel and exploration; and the cooking projects that occupy her slow weekends at home.

Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating, $10.16 on Amazon

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