A Girl and Her Pig

A Girl and Her Pig

By April Bloomfield; Sun Young Park (Illustrator); David Loftus (Photographer)

Ecco Press, Hardcover, 9780062003966, 333pp.

Publication Date: April 2012


In A Girl and Her Pig, April Bloomfield takes home cooks on an intimate tour of the food that has made her a star. Thoughtful, voice-driven recipes go behind the scenes of Bloomfield's lauded restaurants The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory and into her own home kitchen, where her attention to detail and reverence for honest ingredients result in unforgettable dishes that reflect her love for the tactile pleasures of cooking and eating. Bloomfield's innovative yet refreshingly straightforward recipes, which pair her English roots with a deeply Italian influence, offer an unfailingly modern and fresh sensibility and showcase her bold flavors, sensitive handling of seasonal produce, and nose-to-tail ethos. A cookbook as delightful and lacking in pretention as Bloomfield herself, A Girl and Her Pig combines exquisite food with charming narratives on Bloomfield's journey from working-class England to the apex of the culinary world, along with loving portraits of the people who have guided her along the way.

About the Author
April Bloomfield is the executive chef and co-owner of the Michelin- starred The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, The John Dory, Tosca, and Salvation Taco restaurants. She won the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef in New York and was nominated for an Emmy for cohosting the second season of the PBS show Mind of a Chef. A native of Birmingham, England, she lives in New York City.

Rachel Khoo is a chef and the author and television star of The Little Paris Kitchen.

Friday, Jun 29, 2012

April Bloomfield says she loves the smell of frying liver, the taste of a good thick steak shared with friends, and the crunch of a crispy fried pig's ear. Her new cookbook is a paean to meat � and from snout to tail, every part of the animal appears on her dinner table. More at NPR.org

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