"April Bloomfield: The English Chef Taking Manhattan by Storm," the headline raved. For nearly a decade, lucky Gothamites have been able to indulge themselves in the culinary accomplishments of this young woman from the Midlands at her restaurants: The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory Oyster Bar. Reporters who have witnessed her in action note that Bloomfield treats every dish with the relish of a child opening an Easter egg. In this sublimely winning combination cookbook/memoir, the Birmingham-born girl with a pig shares her delight and her cooking secrets. Exquisite recipes; homegrown authenticity. Editor's recommendation.