- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Ecco; 3rd Edition edition (April 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062003968
- ISBN-13: 978-0062003966
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 129 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #420,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories Hardcover – April 10, 2012
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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—The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory—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. Bloomfield's innovative yet refreshingly straightforward recipes, which pair her English roots with a deeply Italian influence, offer an unfailingly modern and fresh sensibility and 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 exquisite food with charming narratives on Bloomfield's journey from working-class England to the apex of the culinary world, along with loving portraits of the people who have guided her along the way.
About the Author
April Bloomfield is the executive chef and co-owner of the Michelin- starred The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, The John Dory, Tosca, and Salvation Taco restaurants. She won the 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef in New York and was nominated for an Emmy for cohosting the second season of the PBS show Mind of a Chef. A native of Birmingham, England, she lives in New York City.
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One of the first recipes I tried was "My Chicken Adobo." It has since become an addiction, and everyone for whom I have made it has insisted on getting the recipe. Bloomfield's is different from other adobos I've made in a number of ways, and the differences make for a much more beautifully balanced marriage of the assertive flavors. Just remember to turn your exhaust fan on before making it!
Bloomfield's Eton Mess is an elevated version of the classic British dessert owing to the addition of marinated strawberries, which are soaked in lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, black pepper and vodka. Light and delicious.
Personally, I think the Frozen Moscow Mule recipe alone is worth the price of the book, especially at the current Kindle price!
This is a lovely book to read and, so far, to cook from. I'm looking forward to her vegetable book as well. If anyone can make vegetables sing, I'm betting that Bloomfield can.
To the reviewers who gave this book 1 star:
If you hated the cover, why did you buy the book? If you didn't buy the book, how can you possibly review it?
In 2009 I wrote a huge cookbook for my huge family and in it are recipes handed down over the past two centuries, but also modern dishes. Along with much family history I included every possible direction that I could so, between the recipes and the appendices, the user need not refer to another book for information on how to do anything. You can learn to cook from this book. Many of my comments sound like things that April Bloomfield says in her book. I feel vindicated because I have been told I am much too picky about what ingredients I choose and how I prepare them.
I will be trying most of the recipes in this book. I look forward to having my daughters join me in the kitchen to cook as many as we can and try them out on husbands and grandchildren.
Even if you don't want to cook anything, just read the book for pleasure. It is that good! Enjoy!