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Gabrielle Hamilton    

Owner of PRUNE

Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of PRUNE restaurant, which she opened in New York City’s East Village in October 1999. PRUNE has been recognized in all major press, both nationally and internationally.

Hamilton has made numerous television appearances including segments with Martha Stewart, Mark Bittman, and Mike Colameco and was the victor in her "Iron Chef America" battle against Bobby Flay on The Food Network in 2008. Most notably, 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 Appetit, 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. Hamilton has won 4 James Beard Foundation Awards, culminating with the top honor of Outstanding Chef in 2018. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef," which has been published in six languages. Her second book, a cookbook, "Prune," features 250 recipes from her East Village restaurant. Her feature article for The New York Times Magazine “My Restaurant Was My Life for 20 Years. Does the World Need It Anymore?” was selected for inclusion in The Best American Essays Series 2021. Hamilton guest edited The Best American Food Writing 2021. She has just completed 5 years as a monthly columnist for The New York Times Magazine and is currently at work on her next book, a memoir, to be completed in 2022.

She lives in New York City with her wife and two sons.


Sunday Night Dinner | Tasting Prune's New Menu
The chef Gabrielle Hamilton has ditched the bone marrow and sweetbreads and quietly released a brand-new menu at her revered East Village bistro.

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