Gabrielle Hamilton Has an Un-Proustian Moment of Madeleine Clarity

She means it.
She means it. Photo: Melissa Hom

In a conversation with Bon Appétit editor Adam Rapoport at Feast Portland, the chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton lamented that, increasingly, potential solutions for too many of the world’s problems such as family dysfunction are wrongly assigned to square meals and the dinner plate. And don’t get her started on Proust; she’s had it. “The little f&$king madeleine carries so much freight these days,” she says. Meanwhile, picking up on a humanistic question posed by fellow scribe Monica Bhide, Michael Ruhlman wonders, Does food writing matter? The answer, it seems, depends on how you feel about humanity itself. [BA, Huffington Post]