Fast Facts

  • Began her career writing restaurant reviews for her college newspaper.
  • Received training at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.
  • Penned culinary articles for the National Post and Toronto Life magazine.
  • Contributed to various cookbooks, including Chef Daniel Boulud: Cooking in New York City and Jeffrey Steingarten's It Must've Been Something I Ate.
  • Joined Food & Wine magazine in 2004.
  • Oversees Food & Wine magazine's special projects, including its signature event, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, CO.


  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Reality/Competition Program: Nominee


  • Ivor Simmons — Father
  • Dahlia Rae Abrams — Daughter
  • Jeremy Abrams — Husband
  • Renee Simmons — Mother


  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Food critic, Manager Food & Wine magazine

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