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.



  • raechef1  on  11/13/2014 at 6:08 PM

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

  • angelanorr  on  11/13/2014 at 6:10 PM

    getting a glimpse into the mind of a seasoned chef

  • stockholm28  on  11/13/2014 at 6:17 PM

    seeing how a chef writes a recipe

  • sgump  on  11/13/2014 at 6:32 PM

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

  • ravensfan  on  11/13/2014 at 6:46 PM

    The recipes interest me the most.

  • heyjude  on  11/13/2014 at 6:56 PM

    I want to cook from the book.

  • kayanelson  on  11/13/2014 at 7:10 PM

    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  11/13/2014 at 7:17 PM

    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  11/13/2014 at 8:26 PM

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

  • sarahawker  on  11/13/2014 at 8:33 PM

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

  • lilham  on  11/13/2014 at 10:06 PM

    The back of house style for me

  • Zosia  on  11/13/2014 at 10:46 PM

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

  • calmond79  on  11/13/2014 at 11:33 PM

    The recipes interest me! They seem heavenly!

  • jlg84  on  11/13/2014 at 11:58 PM

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

  • tagubajones  on  11/14/2014 at 2:14 AM

    Back of house and, of course, recipes.

  • chawkins  on  11/14/2014 at 3:38 AM

    The unique style is what interests me.

  • wester  on  11/14/2014 at 4:29 AM

    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  11/14/2014 at 5:23 AM

    The recipies

  • SassyAl  on  11/14/2014 at 6:20 AM

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

  • nadiam1000  on  11/14/2014 at 7:47 AM

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

  • enassar  on  11/14/2014 at 8:48 AM

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

  • whatfoodimade  on  11/14/2014 at 10:46 AM

    I am interested in a look behind the scenes.

  • sir_ken_g  on  11/14/2014 at 11:10 AM

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

  • nicolthepickle  on  11/14/2014 at 4:18 PM

    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  11/14/2014 at 6:20 PM

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

  • trudys_person  on  11/14/2014 at 11:56 PM

    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  11/15/2014 at 7:57 AM

    The recipes are interesting

  • amyosekowsky  on  11/15/2014 at 9:04 AM

    Love the restaurant in NYC!

  • reno2014  on  11/15/2014 at 9:45 AM

    I am really interested in the recipes.

  • seattletony  on  11/15/2014 at 7:30 PM

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

  • FunkyViriditas  on  11/16/2014 at 5:57 AM

    I live near Prune and read Gabrielle's memoir.

  • lucycury  on  11/16/2014 at 8:57 AM

    the recipes

  • Queezle_Sister  on  11/16/2014 at 1:22 PM

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

  • pgarcia  on  11/16/2014 at 2:26 PM

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

  • marry_bellows  on  11/16/2014 at 4:30 PM

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

  • GillB  on  11/17/2014 at 1:35 AM

    Recipes interest me most

  • lovelily1001  on  11/17/2014 at 7:03 AM


  • decklededges  on  11/17/2014 at 8:14 AM

    The recipes!

  • Aleese1219  on  11/17/2014 at 9:27 AM

    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  11/17/2014 at 12:39 PM

    An insider's perspective.

  • milgwimper  on  11/17/2014 at 1:38 PM

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

  • IngridO  on  11/17/2014 at 9:52 PM

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

  • rahiscock  on  11/18/2014 at 4:13 AM

    Back of house fascinates me

  • homeeccentric  on  11/18/2014 at 9:08 AM

    I'm most interested in the recipes!

  • Bemandy  on  11/18/2014 at 10:44 AM

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

  • Kerrey  on  11/18/2014 at 11:50 AM

    Back of house insight for me.

  • omegabeth  on  11/19/2014 at 10:06 AM

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

  • ljskop  on  11/19/2014 at 9:42 PM

    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  11/20/2014 at 1:20 PM

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

  • Analyze  on  11/20/2014 at 3:29 PM

    Insight into the back of the house :)

  • kate  on  11/20/2014 at 4:35 PM

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

  • michelle1009  on  11/20/2014 at 4:37 PM

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

  • jaelsne  on  11/20/2014 at 4:52 PM

    I have heard great things about this book!

  • Julia  on  11/20/2014 at 5:02 PM

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

  • dcockburn  on  11/20/2014 at 5:28 PM

    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  11/21/2014 at 12:35 AM

    The recipes & it's unique style - great !

  • jennifer852501  on  11/21/2014 at 7:16 PM

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

  • dbcurrie  on  11/22/2014 at 12:10 PM

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

  • nomadchowwoman  on  11/22/2014 at 6:51 PM

    Recipes! (Not so sure about the style.)

  • ballen  on  11/24/2014 at 7:04 AM

    For me it's all about the recipes.

  • sharifah  on  11/24/2014 at 8:29 AM

    the recipes

  • beetlebug  on  11/25/2014 at 4:17 PM

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

  • Sfgordon  on  11/25/2014 at 4:33 PM

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

  • t.t  on  11/25/2014 at 4:48 PM

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

  • Gorge_us  on  11/25/2014 at 5:06 PM

    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  11/25/2014 at 6:44 PM

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

  • jenniesb  on  11/26/2014 at 6:46 AM

    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  11/26/2014 at 9:07 AM

    the unique style!

  • chikadulce  on  11/26/2014 at 9:59 AM

    Unique style and of course the recipes

  • RLiebes  on  11/26/2014 at 1:23 PM

    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  11/27/2014 at 8:05 AM

    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  11/27/2014 at 8:08 AM

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

  • vhlondhe  on  11/27/2014 at 8:11 AM

    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  11/27/2014 at 8:18 AM

    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  11/27/2014 at 9:14 AM

    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  11/27/2014 at 1:12 PM

    The recipes, some of them look really interesting

  • pwsnook  on  11/29/2014 at 12:53 PM

    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  12/2/2014 at 11:02 AM

    The recipes are my primary interest.

  • DKennedy  on  12/2/2014 at 3:22 PM

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

  • JessieBsMom  on  12/5/2014 at 1:45 PM

    The insight into the back of the house

  • patsylu  on  12/5/2014 at 10:04 PM

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

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