• Prune

    by Gabrielle Hamilton
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    Prune

Gabrielle Hamilton

discusses

Prune

in conversation with JOANNE CHANG

$5 tickets on sale now

This event includes a book signing

Date

Nov
18
Tuesday
November 18, 2014
7:00 PM
(Doors at 5:30)

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale October 28, 2014 / $43.25 (Ticket pre-sales, bundled with book) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed restaurant owner, columnist, and memoirist GABRIELLE HAMILTON and the owner of Flour Bakery + Café, JOANNE CHANG, for a discussion of Hamilton's debut cookbook, Prune.

A self-trained cook turned James Beard Award–winning chef, Gabrielle Hamilton opened Prune on New York’s Lower East Side fifteen years ago to great acclaim and lines down the block, both of which continue today. A deeply personal and gracious restaurant, in both menu and philosophy, Prune uses the elements of home cooking and elevates them in unexpected ways. The result is delicious food that satisfies on many levels.  
 
Highly original in concept, execution, look, and feel, the Prune cookbook is an inspired replica of the restaurant’s kitchen binders. It is written to Gabrielle’s cooks in her distinctive voice, with as much instruction, encouragement, information, and scolding as you would find if you actually came to work at Prune as a line cook. The recipes have been tried, tasted, and tested dozens if not hundreds of times. Intended for the home cook as well as the kitchen professional, the instructions offer a range of signals for cooks—a head’s up on when you have gone too far, things to watch out for that could trip you up, suggestions on how to traverse certain uncomfortable parts of the journey to ultimately help get you to the final destination, an amazing dish.
 
Complete with more than with more than 250 recipes and 250 color photographs, home cooks will find Prune’s most requested recipes—Grilled Head-on Shrimp with Anchovy Butter, Bread Heels and Pan Drippings Salad, Tongue and Octopus with Salsa Verde and Mimosa’d Egg, Roasted Capon on Garlic Crouton, Prune’s famous Bloody Mary (and all 10 variations). Plus, among other items, a chapter entitled “Garbage”—smart ways to repurpose foods that might have hit the garbage or stockpot in other restaurant kitchens but are turned into appetizing bites and notions at Prune.
 
Featured here are the recipes, approach, philosophy, evolution, and nuances that make them distinctively Prune’s. Unconventional and honest, in both tone and content, this book is a welcome expression of the cookbook as we know it.

Gabrielle Hamilton
Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton

Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of Prune restaurant in New York's East Village and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. She received an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times, GQ, Bon Appétit, Saveur, House Beautiful and Food & Wine. She has also authored the eight-week "The Chef" column in The New York Times, and her work has been anthologized in eight volumes of Best Food Writing. She has appeared on Martha Stewart and the Food Network, among other TV and she has won a James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef NYC. She currently resides in Manhattan with her two sons.

Photo Credit: Melanie Dunea

Joanne Chang
Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang

Joanne Chang is a graduate of Harvard College, where she earned an honors degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics. After leaving a career as a management consultant, she entered the world of professional cooking. She is the chef and co-owner of Flour Bakery + Café, with eight locations in the Boston area, and Myers + Chang. She is the 2016 winner of the James Beard award for Outstanding Baker and the author of four acclaimed cookbooks. She lives in Boston.

Pre-sales begin October 21 online only at 9am and last for one week only. Pre-sales tickets include a copy of Prune, admission into the event, one seat at the event, and a $5 coupon for use in the bookstore. On October 28 the regular $5 ticket goes on sale. These tickets are also available at Harvard Book Store and over the phone at 617-661-1515.

Please note that your ticket ONLY guarantees you a seat until five minutes before an event begins. Additionally, tickets purchased online (and books bundled with ticket purchases) may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand. $5 tickets are also coupons, good for $5 off an in-store purchase at Harvard Book Store. Coupons expire one month after the event, and cannot be used for online purchases, event tickets, or gift certificates.

All ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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