Gail Simmons
Illustration: Lyndon Hayes
Gail Simmons
Host of Bravo's Top Chef: Just Desserts and judge and critic on Top Chef

I have two New Year's resolutions for 2011: 1. I resolve to open a good bottle of Champagne at least once a month in celebration (specific reason not required!). 2. And, as always, I resolve to eat more of the good stuff—chocolate.

Ming Tsai
Host and executive producer of Simply Ming and chef-owner of Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Massachusetts

I want to try to eat seven little meals a day rather than three big ones—it's supposed to make digestion easier. And I'll try to do a juice cleanse; when I did one before, I was on cloud nine.

Anthony Bourdain
Chef, author, and host of No Reservations

I would love to learn how to make pasta from scratch. My wife's family is Italian, and this would be a way of embracing her heritage. She's a brutal critic, so it'll have to taste good!

Alice Waters
Proprietor of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California

I'm putting a pretty compost bucket on my counter so I remember to use it all the time. I compost vegetables and fruit and put it right in my garden. But compost can also be given to a farmer at the market, and some cities even have programs to collect it.


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