Books by Gabrielle Hamilton
NPR stories about Gabrielle Hamilton
This week, an up-close look at the lives of Manhattan chef Gabrielle Hamilton, rapper Ice-T, novelist J.D. Salinger, best-selling author Stieg Larsson and his partner Eva Gabrielsson, and the great philosophers.
Is there anything fresh to be found in a food memoir? Reviewer Susan Jane Gilman says yes — and to prove it, she recommends five excellent books that will quench your desire for amazing food and adventure this summer.
Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef and owner of Prune, a popular restaurant in New York City's East Village. She also has an MFA in fiction writing, something she put to use in writing her first book, the aptly titled Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.
Gabrielle Hamilton wanted her restaurant, Prune, to be a place where a waiter would bring you a meal "that you didn't even ask for when you arrived ... undone by your day in the city." Her captivating memoir carves skillfully into longing and meaning as it relates to food.