Author(s): April Bloomfield
In A Girl and Her Pig, April Bloomfield takes us behind the scenes of her lauded restaurants - the Spotted Pig, the Breslin and the John Dory - and into her home kitchen. Pairing quintessentially British food with a deeply Italian influence, April's recipes showcase her bold flavours, nose-to-tail ethos and love for the tactile pleasures of cooking and eating. From a creamy Smoked Haddock Chowder to the ultimate Caesar Salad, from melt-in-the-mouth Braised Lamb with Tomato and Anchovy to April's famous Ricotta and Parmesan Gnudi, these are innovative yet refreshingly straightforward dishes perfectly achievable in your home kitchen. Written with real verve and full of personality, A Girl and Her Pig is a cookbook full of tales and tips from one of the world's best-loved chefs.
The long-awaited first cookbook by April Bloomfield, highly esteemed British chef and co-owner of three hugely popular NYC restaurants
* April, April, April - what a chef! Delicious, brilliant, inspiring... With her book, A Girl and Her Pig, you can now sample her splendid food in your own kitchen -- Fergus Henderson * Such a brilliant, beautiful book from one of my favourite cooks, one of the most humble, genius chefs on the planet. This chick cooks like a ninja, and now she's giving you all of her secrets - what are you waiting for? -- Jamie Oliver * April Bloomfield is already someone I admire enormously, and whose food I adore, one terrific restaurant after another. But with her book, she's done yet another extraordinary thing: it's a beast - and it's going right up there on the special shelf next to the classics. Whenever I eat April's food, read her menus or cook from her recipes, I feel like she's reading my mind. It's always exactly what I wanted and needed, but better. I want to be just like her when I grow up -- Anthony Bourdain
April Bloomfield was born in Birmingham. She is the executive chef and co-owner with Ken Friedman of the Michelin-starred the Spotted Pig, the Breslin, and the John Dory restaurants in New York. She has worked at The River Cafe in London and Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA among other celebrated restaurants. A Girl and Her Pig is her first cookbook.