Gabrielle Hamilton has been the chef and owner of Prune, a popular American nouveau restaurant in New York City’s East Village, since 1999. During this time, the well-known chef also earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, something she put to use in writing her first book (which has already reached No. 2 on the New York Times bestseller list), the aptly titled Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.
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Israeli-born chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook, Plenty, draws from his column for London’s Guardian newspaper, "The New Vegetarian." The chef himself isn’t a vegetarian, but the recipes,which showcase his Middle Eastern and Mediterranean background, include no meat.
Raymond Sokolov became food editor of the New York Times in 1971, and he discusses his long, memorable career as restaurant critic, food historian, and author. In Steal the Menu: A Memoir of Forty Years in Food, he traces the food scene he reported on in America and abroad, from backwoods barbecue shack in Alabama to molecular gastronomy at El Bulli in Spain.