A Girl and Her Pig

April Bloomfield

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Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780062003966
Cover type: Hardcover
Publish date: 4/10/2012

The long-awaited cookbook from the critically acclaimed chef behind the smash hit New York restaurants The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and the John Dory

“April, April, April—what a chef! Delicious, brilliant, inspiring. . . . Now, with the publication of A Girl and Her Pig, you can sample her remarkable food in your own kitchen.”—Fergus Henderson

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 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. Her innovative yet refreshingly straightforward recipes, which pair her English roots with a deeply Italian influence, offer an unfailingly modern and fresh sensibility. Ambitious dishes such as Whole Roasted Suckling Pig, homey re-imagined pub fare such as Beef and Bayley Hazen Pie, and delicate, thoughtfully composed salads like Radishes with Basil and Parmesan 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 beautiful full color photography and lively illustration with insightful sidebars and tips on Bloomfield’s technique, as well as charming narratives on Bloomfield’s journey from working-class England to the apex of the culinary world, along with loving portraits of the chefs who have guided her along the way.

April Bloomfield is the executive chef and co-owner with Ken Friedman of the Michelin-starred The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory restaurants. She has worked at The River Café in London and other celebrated restaurants. A native of Birmingham, England, she lives in New York City.

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