Humble people who are afraid to take a chance usually don’t run successful restaurants in New York. Humble women don’t stand a chance. Talented, opinionated, self-reliant people like Gabrielle Hamilton have a chance if they have the talent to back it up, and she has it in spades.
Step by step through her unlikely life, she carries us along on her journey to top chef of Prune restaurant in NYC. Along the way we learn what it takes to be a chef and way they make such lousy spouses. Driven by their desire to excel, and the demands of their profession, they are married to the restaurant with little time or energy left over for people.
This lively account of her life shows the price she pays and whether she thinks it is worth it. Lively, honest and fascinating, it give a glimpse into the life of a top chef.