A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories

A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories

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by April Bloomfield
     
 

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April Bloomfield, the critically acclaimed chef behind the smash hit New York restaurants The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and the John Dory, offers incomparable recipes and fascinating stories in this one-of-a-kind cookbook and memoir that celebrates all things pork and more. A Girl and Her Pig is a carnivore’s delight, a gift from one of the food

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April Bloomfield, the critically acclaimed chef behind the smash hit New York restaurants The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and the John Dory, offers incomparable recipes and fascinating stories in this one-of-a-kind cookbook and memoir that celebrates all things pork and more. A Girl and Her Pig is a carnivore’s delight, a gift from one of the food industry’s hottest chefs—in the upper echelon alongside Mario Batali, David Chang, and the legendary Fergus Henderson—featuring beautiful illustrations and photographs, and refreshingly unpretentious, remarkably scrumptious recipes for everything from re-imagined British pub favorites such as Beef and Bayley Hazen Pie to Whole Suckling Pig.

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Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

With an unabashed love of food and quality ingredients, Bloomfield, the British chef behind popular NYC eateries The Spotted Pig (which has a Michelin Star), The Breslin, and The John Dory, rolls up her sleeves and invites readers into the kitchen as she shares recipes for many of her signature dishes in this outstanding collection. Included here are must-haves from The Spotted Pig, such as the Gnudi, Smoked Haddock Chowde,r and her ethereal Chopped Chicken Liver on Toast, as well as Roasted Veal Shanks with White Wine and Shallots and Chicken Adobo, providing would-be chefs with more than enough encouragement to try their hand at her unique takes on comfort food. The majority of the recipes are fairly simple as long as the reader is patient and pays attention to detail, but a few, such as the labor-intensive Beef and Bayley Hazen Pie, roasted lamb heads, and a whole suckling pig may best be left to Bloomfield. Realistic (and gorgeous) photos of the dishes and charming anecdotes scattered throughout suffuse this cookbook with a welcome personal touch, appropriate for the oeuvre of a chef who "likes to touch food, to know it." Even if readers have never set foot in one of Bloomfield's establishments, they'll likely be blown away by her creativity, passion, and good taste. Photos.
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Christine Muhlke
…that rare restaurant offering whose recipes actually make you feel like a better cook. Hats off to April Bloomfield and her co-­author, JJ Goode, for making them really work in the home kitchen.
—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062003966
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
172,484
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.19(d)

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