Gabrielle Hamilton

THE MIND OF A CHEF
Hunger

 

Ever since 1999, when Chef Gabrielle Hamilton put canned sardines and Triscuits on the first menu of her tiny, 30-seat East Village restaurant, Prune, she has nonchalantly broken countless rules of the food world. Prune has always been an idiosyncratic restaurant, with no culinary mission other than to serve what Hamilton likes to eat in an environment in which she wants to eat. Hamilton won the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef NYC in 2011 and is author of a best-selling memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter, which garnered a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature in 2012.

 

Hunger
Explore the many meanings of hunger and how hunger influences Chef Gabrielle as a person and chef. She demonstrates the way cooks can make the best of what they have.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
Rome

 

Ever since 1999, when Chef Gabrielle Hamilton put canned sardines and Triscuits on the first menu of her tiny, 30-seat East Village restaurant, Prune, she has nonchalantly broken countless rules of the food world. Prune has always been an idiosyncratic restaurant, with no culinary mission other than to serve what Hamilton likes to eat in an environment in which she wants to eat. Hamilton won the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef NYC in 2011 and is author of a best-selling memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter, which garnered a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature in 2012.

 

Rome
Venture into this ancient city to see what makes it a culinary hub and one of Chef Gabrielle’s first loves. During her trip, she cooks old favorites and learns some new skills.

 

THE MIND OF A CHEF
Prune

 

Ever since 1999, when Chef Gabrielle Hamilton put canned sardines and Triscuits on the first menu of her tiny, 30-seat East Village restaurant, Prune, she has nonchalantly broken countless rules of the food world. Prune has always been an idiosyncratic restaurant, with no culinary mission other than to serve what Hamilton likes to eat in an environment in which she wants to eat. Hamilton won the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef NYC in 2011. She has written for numerous periodicals and her New York Times best-selling memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter garnered a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature in 2012.

 

Prune
With every chipped plate and hand-written to-do list, Hamilton’s “presence” is all over Prune. Spend a day at this idiosyncratic establishment to see what drives this chef and her “family.” She prepares three Prune classics: smoky eggplant, celery salad and sweetbreads.