Gail Simmons's Baby Is (Unsurprisingly) a Very 'Adventurous Eater'

Don’t insult this baby with hot dog pieces and mushy peas — Dahlia Rae Abrams, the 1-year-old daughter of Top Chef judge Gail Simmons and her husband Jeremy Abrams, wants the good stuff.

VIDEO: Make Gail Simmons's Secret-Ingredient Lettuce Wraps

Gail Simmons Shares the Special Meaning Behind Her Daughter's Name

“It was our wedding flower and it was on our invitation,” Simmons says.

PHOTOS: Our Favorite Chefs, Cocktails & Food from the Aspen Food & Wine Classic

Spending a weekend in the mountains with so many of our favorite chefs? We couldn’t have asked for a better time or more inventive food and cocktails at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. And thanks to Instagram, you can relive the weekend along with us.

EXCLUSIVE: Top Chef Goes Tropical! See Where the Finale Will Be Held

Tom, Padma and Gail are jetting to a tropical destination with the final crop of contestants for a thrilling two-part finale,

Gail Simmons Welcomes Daughter Dahlia Rae

The Top Chef judge welcomed her first child, daughter Dahlia Rae Abrams, on Sunday, Dec. 29, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

10 Instagram Feeds Food Lovers Should Follow in 2014


It may be the Year of the Selfie, but for the food-obsessed, social media exists only to share adventures in eating. From drool-worthy indulgences (birthday cake bathed in caramel) to bizarre brags (sautéed a sea turtle, anyone?) feast your eyes on these foodies’ Instagram feeds. (While you’re at it, follow PEOPLE Great Ideas on Instagram, too.)

Padma, Tom and Gail on Top Chef New Orleans: 'We Were All Sad to Leave'

Quickfire challenge of the day: Tell us which three Top Chef stars spent their afternoon handing out beignets, fried shrimp po’boys and jambalaya to lines of eager New Yorkers. The photo gave it away, didn’t it? Top Chef: New Orleans premieres Wednesday night, and to kick off its 11th season, judges Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons spent Tuesday dishing out authentic Big Easy eats from the Top Chef food truck—and dishing with PEOPLE about local food, home cooking and the “crazy challenges” we can expect in the weeks to come.

Gail Simmons Is Awaiting a Delivery Surprise

“I had a lot of cravings for popsicles and peanut butter … not together,” she says.

Gail Simmons: Flats Are In My Future!

“I told my husband I’m going to get through this weekend in heels, and then I’m like, flats and an elastic waistband for the rest of the pregnancy.”