April 20, 2015

5 Star Review: Milk Bar Life by Christina Tosi #Cookbook @momomilkbar

Title: Milk Bar Life
Author: Christina Tosi
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Genre: Cooking, How-To
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Source: Blogging for Books
Purchase: Amazon

Go off the clock with Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar as she bakes one-bowl treats, grills with skills, and embraces simple, nostalgic—and often savory—recipes made from supermarket ingredients.

For anyone addicted to crack pie®, compost cookies®, and cake truffles, here are their savory counterparts—such as Kimcheezits with Blue Cheese Dip, Burnt Honey–Butter Kale with Sesame Seeds, and Choose Your Own Adventure Chorizo Burgers—along with enough make-at-home sweets to satisfy a cookie-a-day habit. Join Christina and friends as they cook their way through “weaknights,” sleepovers, and late-night snack attacks to make mind-blowingly delicious meals with whatever is in the pantry.

This was simply an amazing cookbook. I have said time and time again that cookbooks need to be more recipes than back story and biographies. This one takes you on a small back story of about 60 some pages, then it goes straight into the recipes. Each recipe has a little story behind it and the author tells you about it before she gets into the recipes. This is what I like, because we all know that our recipes, whether they are family hand-me-downs or brand new have a back story. 

This book is jammed-packed with simple, easy and pocketbook friendly recipes. From desserts to main dishes and even 1 serving dishes (such as a sandwich with Spaghetti-O's, sausage links and chips). You are bound to find something you like and even some recipes you never thought you would like.

Family rating: 2 delicious thumps up!

Disclaimer: *I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Christina Tosi is the chef, owner and founder of Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appetit Magazine. As founder of the dessert program at Momofuku, Christina got her start helping Momofuku Ko earn two stars from the Michelin Guide and Momofuku Ssäm jump onto restaurant magazine’s top 100 restaurants in the world list. She is the 2012 recipient of the James Beard Rising Star Chef award and a finalist for the 2014 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef award. Christina lives in Brooklyn, NY with her two dogs and eats an unconscionable amount of raw cookie dough every day.

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