GABRIELLE HAMILTON is the chef-owner of Prune, which she opened in New York City's East Village in October 1999. Prune has received national and international press recognition. Hamilton's television appearances include segments with Martha Stewart, Mark Bittman, and Mike Colameco; she was the victor in her Iron Chef America battle against Bobby Flay on the Food Network in 2008. She won an Emmy for her role in season 4 of the PBS series Mind of a Chef. Hamilton has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, GQ, Bon Appétit, Saveur, Food & Wine, Afar, Travel and Leisure, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, and House Beautiful. Her work has been anthologized in Best Food Writing 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, and 2013. A winner of four James Beard Awards, she was named Outstanding Chef in 2018. Her New York Times bestseller, Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef, has been published in six languages. Her recent cookbook Prune features 250 recipes from her restaurant. A monthly columnist for The New York Times Magazine, Hamilton is currently at work on a memoir.
- The Best American Essays 2021 (p. 202). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.