Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life.
Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years:
- the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand;
- the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality;
- Hamilton’s own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and
- the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton’s idyllic past and her own future family—the result of a prickly marriage that nonetheless yields lasting dividends.
By turns epic and intimate, Gabrielle Hamilton’s story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion.
Nov 11, 6:30pm
Potluck! Find inspiration in the book and bring a dish to share!!
Location: Paonia Library Community Room