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April is an exciting month in the culinary world with three of America’s top female chefs publishing new cookbooks. Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi, the Spotted Pig April Bloomfield and Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal all have cookbooks fresh off the press. Here’s the lowdown on each gem:
Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories
by Christina Tosi
In her followup to the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook, pastry chef extraordinaire Christina Tosi offers readers a look behind the bakery counter. She balances home-style quirky dessert recipes (Ritz Cracker Ice Box Cake, anyone?) with savory treats like Kimcheezits with Blue Cheese Dip and Burnt Honey–Butter Kale with Sesame Seeds. Tucked into it all are delicious stories of her adventures in the kitchen with friends. If you are a die-hard fan of Momofuku, this book is a must for your collection.
A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden
by April Bloomfield
Three years after the release of her first cookbook A Girl and Her Pig, British-born chef April Bloomfield applies her celebrated nose-to-tail philosophy to vegetables. A Girl and Her Greens puts the spotlight on garden-fresh vegetables beautifully turned into mouthwatering dishes. The New York-based chef guides readers with easy techniques that yield simple but exciting dishes like pot-roasted romanesco broccoli with onions and sage pesto, salad sandwiches, and carrots with spices, yogurt and orange blossom water.
Cookie Love: More Than 60 Recipes and Techniques for Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary
by Mindy Segal
A self-professed "cookie nerd," renown Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal offers the world a cookbook full of delectable and unique cookie recipes. You'll have a hard time choosing between treats like peanut butter peanut brittle cookies, fleur de sel shortbread with vanilla halvah, and malted milk spritz. If you are looking to take your baking to the next level or you want to indulge your inner Cookie Monster this is the cookbook you should add to your collection.
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