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Reality Food Stars Take Over "Cooking Today"

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If you tuned in to “Cooking Today” this past Monday, you were treated to not one but three reality food personalities. 

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Top Chef: Just Desserts host, Gail Simmons joins Geoffrey Zakarian in studio.

1 Top Chef: Just Desserts host, Gail Simmons joins Geoffrey Zakarian in studio.

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian hosting

2 Chef Geoffrey Zakarian hosting "Cooking Today."

Gail Simmons and Geoffrey Zakarian

3 Gail Simmons and Geoffrey Zakarian

Executive chef at The National, Paul Corsentino stops by.

4 Executive chef at The National, Paul Corsentino stops by.

Paul Corsentino and Geoffrey Zakarian

5 Paul Corsentino and Geoffrey Zakarian

Our host this week, “Chopped” judge and winner of “The Next Iron Chef,” Geoffrey Zakarian dished with fellow reality food judge and host of Bravo’s “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” Gail Simmons about her new book “Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater.” 

Geoffrey was also joined by Paul Corsentino, his Iron Chef sous chef and executive chef, The National to give us a behind-the-scenes peek at what it’s like to prepare for a competitive food program.

If you missed Monday's show, check out some highlights from it below.

“Cooking Today,” airs live each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT, on Sirius XM 110.  Be sure to tune in today when Annie Washburn, associate director of the New York City Wine and Food Festival and award-winning chef and restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson join Geoffrey in studio!

Paul reveals how he prepares for Iron Chef.

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Gail tells Geoffrey how Top Chef first began.

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Gail confirms Scott Conant was Bravo's first choice.

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Gail talks about why she was nervous to be on reality television.

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