Canadian food expert, culinary Writer, and one-time judge for the reality cooking show, Top Chef.
She studied Spanish and anthropology at McGill University and wrote her first food articles for the McGill Tribune.
She trained at New York's Institute of Culinary Education and worked as an apprentice at the renowned French restaurant, Le Cirque.
She was one of three children born into the Jewish-Canadian family of Ivor and Renee Simmons. She married Jeremy Abrams in 2008. They have a daughter named Dahlia Rae. In December 2017, they announced they were expecting their second child together.
She and Ramin Ganeshram both earned fame and notoriety through their culinary journalism.