Prunes self-confessed contrarian, Gabrielle Hamilton, is honored that shes nominated for a Beard despite her mixed feelings about the awards but she tells the Feed that being the only female nominee is bittersweet: It means it fucks things up, and undermines all the potential joy of the nomination. In a way I tend not to spin out on that stuff. I cant help but think they needed to pick a girl, and of the girls, Im pretty good. I could go down that path for hours, but Im not going to. So what's Hamilton truly jazzed about? Making tofu! (Maybe she should enter the tofu takedown?) I like that its contrary to the pork craze, says the chef. Pork is hot, but isnt it great to be eating something else?
The Road to the Beards: Gabrielle Hamilton [Feed/TONY]