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. Gabrielle 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. Gabrielle 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. Gabrielle has won four 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 and 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 2021. Gabrielle guest-edited The Best American Food Writing 2021. She completed five years as a monthly columnist for The New York Times Magazine and is currently at work on her next book, a memoir. She lives in New York City with her wife and two sons.