Interview – Gale Gand

Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, James Beard Award winner, Food Network star, successful restaurateur, and celebrated cookbook author. Some things you may not know about Gale? She has a degree in silver and goldsmithing, and owns a root beer company!

Based in Chicago (IL), Gale Gand has seven cookbooks to her name including her most recent release – Gale Gand’s Brunch!: 100 Fantastic Recipes for the Weekend’s Best Meal. The down-to-earth approach she takes in regards to recipes endears her cookbooks to home cooks, who love how she demystifies the secrets behind successful cooking and baking.

Gale Gand is a firm believer in sustainable agriculture and eating locally, and is an active member in several community organizations including Chicago’s Green City Market, Art Smith’s foundation, and Common Threads. As if this isn’t enough to keep her busy she also has three children including a 13 year-old son and 5 year-old twin girls.

While visiting Chicago I got an opportunity to dine at the world renowned restaurant Tru (owned by Gale Gand, Rick Tramonto & Rich Melman), and was thrilled when Gale managed to find time in her busy schedule to chat with me about her latest cookbook.

To read my interview with Gale Gand, please click here.

To read my review of Gale Gand’s Brunch! please click here.

For a copy of the recipe for Gale Gand’s Almond Ciabatta French Toast, please click here.