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.”
[The Feed]

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.
[NY Post]

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.
[The Feedbag]

Marc Forgione talks to BlackBook about recovering from his trademark infringement lawsuit and reinventing his restaurant on a tighter budget.

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