Under the Toque--Gabrielle Hamilton Discusses Her James Beard Nod; Paul Liebrandt Hints at a New Place
Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune on her James Beard nomination: "I can't help but think they needed to pick a girl, and of the girls, I'm pretty good. I could go down that path for hours, but I'm not going to. I'll just say that I'm honored."
Sandra Lee spoke at the Salvation Army Book Luncheon at Tavern on the Green about being the eldest of five children with a drug-abusing, wife-beating father.
Mina Newman, who heads the kitchen at Edison Ballroom in Times Square and Christos steakhouse, fielded questions from first graders from TriBeCa's PS 234 about being a chef and why so many restaurants are going out of business.
In a New York Times article this week, Paul Liebrandt hinted (again?) at a second, more casual restaurant in New York: "with simple food like 'the perfect beef short rib.'"
Bradford Thompson, who won a James Beard award as the chef at Mary Ellen's in Arizona, will head up the kitchen at Terrance Brennan's Bar Artisanal.
Marc Forgione talks to BlackBook about recovering from his trademark infringement lawsuit and reinventing his restaurant on a tighter budget.