A while back, we asked you who was your favorite food reality show judge of 2007. There were 10 judges to choose from, but the leader of the pack was definitely Tom Colicchio from Top Chef. His tell it like it is attitude and affable smile won your hearts this year. While I wholeheartedly agree with your decision, our personal favorite was Gail Simmons.

This summer, PartySugar and I had a chance to chat with Gail and she is the absolutely sweetest person. She knows her food and has the qualifications to back her opinions up. I also find it refreshing to see a young female in her position. In a profession where men dominate the roost, it's great to see her in charge. If you want to know more about her, be sure to read both parts of our interview with Gail.