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.
I had never heard of Milk Bar or Christina Tosi until she appeared on the Master Chef television shows. I enjoy her honesty and candor on the shows, so I suspected I would enjoy her writing, too. I have not been disappointed. I can hear her talking in my ear as I read the recipes and, most importantly, the stories behind the recipes. I can feel her warmth as I mix up something that has impacted her life at some point. In this hurried world of Jiffy Mix Cornbread, I can relate when she figures out how to make baked goods even more ‘from scratch’ than the ones from her youth. Of course, I’ll probably still use Jiffy Mix, but it’s nice to know Christina has it figured out for a day when I run out of Jiffy Mix!! One of the most interesting things about this book is the way the chapter are used. It’s not your normal cookbook where each course gets its own chapter. Oh no. Each chapter is, instead, an experience in life. For example, there is a chapter called Hand Me Downs. These are the recipes she got from her family members. These represent home to her and are great recipes to add to your recipe arsenal. Then there is We Are Family, which shares favorite recipes from family meal at her restaurant/bakery. The Going Out chapter are favorite recipes from favorite (and likely hard to get a table) restaurants. The mix is fun, and it is like taking a vicarious foodie tour of NYC, which is really neat for those of us who have never been there. No matter what, the stories are fun, the ingredients aren’t totally impossible to find, and the book is a joy to read.
I enjoyed Christina Tosi’s first cookbook so I was pretty sure I would like this one as well. This book is more accessible than the Milk Bar cookbook. The recipes are less complicated and involve fewer steps. I like that she uses some ready made products combined with scratch.This book also needs fewer specialty items than the Milk Bar book…which is a big plus if you want to bake these treats and don’t live somewhere where special items are available. Its also fun that its not just baking but snacks and foods that could constitute mains. I’m currently experimenting with the cookie section. I recommend this book especially if you are looking for some fun ideas for parties and informal get togethers.
This is a fun and easy to use cookbook . Cookie dough cookies are AMAZING! Now I freeze a few cookie dough balls every time i make cookies just so i can make a few of those babies to save me in a bad day crisis ! I Highly recommend it !
- Title: Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories
- Autor: Christina Tosi
- Publisher (Publication Date): Clarkson Potter (April 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 0770435106
- ISBN-13: | 978-0770435103
- Download File Format: EPUB, PDF