Cookbook giveaway – Prune

PruneGabrielle Hamilton’s new cookbook, Prune, is generating plenty of buzz for its deviation from the chef cookbook archetype. A few days ago we reported on the unique style of the cookbook, and we just received a sneak peek inside the cover.

We’re delighted to offer one copy of Prune to EYB Members. Click on the contest below to view all entry options. One of the options is to answer the following question in the comments below:

What aspect of this cookbook interests you the most–the recipes, the unique style, the insight into the back of the house, or something else?

Please note that you must enter the comment after signing into Rafflecopter or your entry won’t be counted. The contest ends December 11, 2014.


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  • raechef1  on  November 13, 2014

    The recipes are what intersts me most, I would live to add Prune to my collection!

  • angelanorr  on  November 13, 2014

    getting a glimpse into the mind of a seasoned chef

  • stockholm28  on  November 13, 2014

    seeing how a chef writes a recipe

  • sgump  on  November 13, 2014

    Having read her *Blood, Bones & Butter,* I'm interested in her writing style.

  • ravensfan  on  November 13, 2014

    The recipes interest me the most.

  • heyjude  on  November 13, 2014

    I want to cook from the book.

  • kayanelson  on  November 13, 2014

    I'm interested in the recipes, the writing style as well as the detail on the back of the house. All of it.

  • laureljean  on  November 13, 2014

    I'm interested in the author. I watched her interviewed on a segment of "The Interview Show" on YouTube and her entire approach to cooking is fascinating.

  • elysek  on  November 13, 2014

    I love the back of the house perspective and the recipes.

  • sarahawker  on  November 13, 2014

    Definitely the style, I'm excited to read it as all of the reviews I've read have been so interesting.

  • lilham  on  November 13, 2014

    The back of house style for me

  • Zosia  on  November 13, 2014

    I'd love to learn about the back of the house

  • calmond79  on  November 13, 2014

    The recipes interest me! They seem heavenly!

  • jlg84  on  November 13, 2014

    As a small restaurant owner myself, her insights into how she runs her successful restaurant are of tremendous interest!

  • tagubajones  on  November 14, 2014

    Back of house and, of course, recipes.

  • chawkins  on  November 14, 2014

    The unique style is what interests me.

  • wester  on  November 14, 2014

    It's the interaction of the style and the recipes – without the recipes, it would just be another coffee table book, without the style it would be just another cookbook, together they make it special.

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  • Titch  on  November 14, 2014

    The recipies

  • SassyAl  on  November 14, 2014

    Recipes are great but it is the back of the house that fascinates me.

  • nadiam1000  on  November 14, 2014

    I like the idea of a behind the scenes look into a restaurant kitchen and the recipes sound appealing

  • enassar  on  November 14, 2014

    Very interested in any restaurant cookbook that gives me insight into the back of the house. It's always fascinating to me.

  • whatfoodimade  on  November 14, 2014

    I am interested in a look behind the scenes.

  • sir_ken_g  on  November 14, 2014

    This sounds like what Cooks Illustrated should be – but isn't

  • nicolthepickle  on  November 14, 2014

    I'm very interested in the authors style of cooking, rich and delicious. I'd like to try my hand at some of the recipes.

  • infotrop  on  November 14, 2014

    I love reading cookbooks and I love reading books about the restaurant biz, so this sounds like an ideal combination.

  • trudys_person  on  November 14, 2014

    I'm interested in the style – it might be interesting to read a cookbook that breaks from the usual … but ultimately the recipes have to be good!

  • kidzcook  on  November 15, 2014

    The recipes are interesting

  • amyosekowsky  on  November 15, 2014

    Love the restaurant in NYC!

  • reno2014  on  November 15, 2014

    I am really interested in the recipes.

  • seattletony  on  November 15, 2014

    Just had the banana bread from this cookbook. Definitely the best.

  • FunkyViriditas  on  November 16, 2014

    I live near Prune and read Gabrielle's memoir.

  • lucycury  on  November 16, 2014

    the recipes

  • Queezle_Sister  on  November 16, 2014

    I am most intrigued by the style of this book, but of course will read the recipes with great interest.

  • pgarcia  on  November 16, 2014

    I love reading about what goes on behind the scenes in great restaurants!

  • marry_bellows  on  November 16, 2014

    The style of course, I love how it was designed.

  • GillB  on  November 17, 2014

    Recipes interest me most

  • lovelily1001  on  November 17, 2014


  • decklededges  on  November 17, 2014

    The recipes!

  • Aleese1219  on  November 17, 2014

    I read Gabrielle's first book (Blood, Bones & Butter) and loved her style of writing & insight. It would be so cool to have her collection of recipes!

  • AndieG52  on  November 17, 2014

    An insider's perspective.

  • milgwimper  on  November 17, 2014

    The recipes seem interesting and I would really like to try them out at home.

  • IngridO  on  November 17, 2014

    The format for this book is 'all guts, as well as the glory'! Great stuff.

  • rahiscock  on  November 18, 2014

    Back of house fascinates me

  • homeeccentric  on  November 18, 2014

    I'm most interested in the recipes!

  • Bemandy  on  November 18, 2014

    I recently started my first restaurant job so I am very interested in how the BOH operates!

  • Kerrey  on  November 18, 2014

    Back of house insight for me.

  • omegabeth  on  November 19, 2014

    We had an extraordinary meal at Prune last year–I;d love to read more about how the kitchen works!!

  • ljskop  on  November 19, 2014

    The restaurant has received such rave reviews, as has the cookbook, so I'm most interested in the recipes (but the intriguing writing style of the autobiography add to the appeal of the cookbook).

  • rivergait  on  November 20, 2014

    Having read the author's biographical book, I'd like to continue on with her quirky fun style of writing.

  • Analyze  on  November 20, 2014

    Insight into the back of the house ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kate  on  November 20, 2014

    I loved her first book and am looking forward to cooking from this one.

  • michelle1009  on  November 20, 2014

    I love this author and I am looking forward to the recipes.

  • jaelsne  on  November 20, 2014

    I have heard great things about this book!

  • Julia  on  November 20, 2014

    I'm most interested in the style but will enjoy reading from cover to cover. Gabrielle Hamilton has such a unique voice.

  • dcockburn  on  November 20, 2014

    I like the handwritten "notes to self" stuff. It seems homey and comforting. It also gives you a real clue how to do the recipe right.

  • SLane  on  November 21, 2014

    The recipes & it's unique style – great !

  • jennifer852501  on  November 21, 2014

    The recipes! I am unable to purchase cookbooks for myself but this would be a gem for my collection!

  • dbcurrie  on  November 22, 2014

    For sure, it's the recipes first and everything around it is a bonus.

  • nomadchowwoman  on  November 22, 2014

    Recipes! (Not so sure about the style.)

  • ballen  on  November 24, 2014

    For me it's all about the recipes.

  • sharifah  on  November 24, 2014

    the recipes

  • beetlebug  on  November 25, 2014

    I'm intrigued by the recipes as a companion to the author's memoir.

  • Sfgordon  on  November 25, 2014

    definitely the recipes. they seem deceptively simple. also the author is intriguing

  • t.t  on  November 25, 2014

    I'd be interested in the glimpses into the back of house

  • Gorge_us  on  November 25, 2014

    Loved her memoir and enjoyed attending an interview with her when she came to Toronto, so would love to add her cookbook to my collection as well!

  • diannerh49  on  November 25, 2014

    I like this it is aimed at line cooks instead of home cooks.

  • jenniesb  on  November 26, 2014

    I think the recipes will interest me the most – I loved Gabrielle's style in Blood Bones and Butter so much and the way she described food in that book made me hopeful that someday she would publish a recipe book.

  • mfl  on  November 26, 2014

    the unique style!

  • chikadulce  on  November 26, 2014

    Unique style and of course the recipes

  • RLiebes  on  November 26, 2014

    I loves her book, Blood, Bones and Butter and have not had an opportunity to visit her restaurant so this is a great way to try her food! Thanks for the chance.

  • zubs1990  on  November 27, 2014

    I'm equally interested in the recipes and information on the back of the house. I like cookbooks that I can actually use (not coffee table books) and this book would be used often.

  • zubs1990  on  November 27, 2014

    Oh and the fact that Anthony Bourdain gave it good reviews doesn't hurt either.

  • vhlondhe  on  November 27, 2014

    I am most interested in the recipes. I actually browse cookbooks regularly to see what flavors/recipes I would enjoy cooking. Some of the ones in PRUNE looked delicious!

  • vhlondhe  on  November 27, 2014

    I am most interested in the recipes. I actually browse cookbooks regularly to see what flavors/recipes I would enjoy cooking. Some of the ones in PRUNE looked delicious!

  • Radish  on  November 27, 2014

    If bought the book for my iPad and you can read it, but you will never find the recipe again to cook it. If you ever want to cook from the book, buy the book. If you cook fast and brash this is not the book for you. There are moments in the book that you need to underline, because you will think, "I need to know that". When you buy the book, buy a pad of stickers or postems because you will need to mark where something is. I am going to see if I can return my book on Kindle and buy it in hardcover.

  • chach  on  November 27, 2014

    The recipes, some of them look really interesting

  • pwsnook  on  November 29, 2014

    Just learning about the chef/author. She seems original and refresh and I'd like to know more about her and her food.

  • mreils  on  December 2, 2014

    The recipes are my primary interest.

  • DKennedy  on  December 2, 2014

    I like the fact that it is written as if it is a manual for her staff.

  • JessieBsMom  on  December 5, 2014

    The insight into the back of the house

  • patsylu  on  December 5, 2014

    Feel like I know her from her first book. Want to see the story continue.

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