Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons explains why learning from your mistakes is so important.

on Jun 13, 2007

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When "Top Chef: Season Three" premieres on the East Coast, I will be deep into the throes of another aspect of my job at Food & Wine Magazine, managing the many moving parts of the 25th anniversary Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the nation's most venerated food festival. It is here where the country's top chefs -- from Thomas Keller to Bobby Flay (and of course my good friend Chef Tom ) -- winemakers and food experts, along with thousands of enthusiastic eaters, gather each year to celebrate their love of all things culinary in the most spectacular setting you can imagine.