The Top Chef judge also shares her secrets for staying in shape.

Jul 7 - The Dish

As a Top Chef judge, it's Gail Simmons' job to keep up with the latest trends in the culinary world.

So what types of food is she crushing on these days? In an interview with Glamour, Gail says she's currently obsessed with savory Asian breakfast foods.

"Modern Korean and Vietnamese restaurants are serving breakfast and they do it really well, with items such as banh mi and savory breakfast congee," she says. "One restaurant that I think does it so well is Nightingale 9. It’s modern Vietnamese, and I love their breakfast and brunch menu. It’s a fresh take on brunch. One of the co-owners, Kerry Diamond, worked in the fashion industry for years at Harper’s Bazaar, L’Oreal, and Coach. She left it all to run the restaurant with her boyfriend and start a food magazine for women called Cherry Bombe."

While Gail certainly loves to cook and eat out—"I eat for a living," she says—she reveals that staying in shape is a big part of her routine.

So what's her secret to staying fit? "I try to keep up a consistent workout routine, but I’m not the kind of person who goes to the gym every day and does the same routine," she says. "I love getting outside to go hiking, biking, or running, and I’ve been a jogger for years. Over the last three or four years, I’ve gotten into spinning, so I try to go to a spin class a few times a week, which I find is a really good way to let out my energy and get a great workout."

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