This is a ticketed event. Part of the proceeds from this presentation will be donated to the New York Immigration Coalition.

Tickets are available here.

We will be presenting this event virtually, using Zoom. You will receive the link to join us on the day of the event.


$5 of every ticket sold will be donated to the New York Immigration Coalition. Click here to learn more about the NYIC.


One ticket includes one copy of Gabrielle Hamilton's Blood, Bones & Butter, which McNally Jackson will ship to your home (US only).


Gabrielle Hamilton and Michael Cunningham will discuss Gabrielle's recent New York Times Magazine story on a disappearing New York, as epitomized by the closing of Prune, her revered East Village restaurant, in the face of COVID-19.  They’ll talk about food, and writing, and writing about food, and about continuing to create while struggling to survive the changes rocking the world we all share.

Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of PRUNE, which she opened in New York City’s East Village in October 1999. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef and the cookbook Prune. She received an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, Bon Appétit, Vogue, Saveur, Travel and Leisure, House Beautiful and Food & Wine. She is a monthly columnist for The New York Times Magazine, and her work has been anthologized in eight volumes of Best Food Writing. She won an Emmy for her role in Season 4 of the PBS series Mind of a Chef, and has made numerous television appearances including segments with Martha Stewart, Mark Bittman, and Mike Colameco, and was the victor in her Iron Chef America battle against Bobby Flay on The Food Network in 2008. She is currently at work on her next book, a memoir.

Michael Cunningham is the author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours, By Nightfall, and The Snow Queen, as well as a short story collection, A Wild Swan and Other Tales, all published by Farrar Straus & Giroux. The Hours won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and PEN Faulkner Award, and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Cunningham’s fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, the Paris Review, and other publications. A recipient of National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim, and Whiting Foundation fellowships, he is a Senior Lecturer in English at Yale University.


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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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