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.
"Sometimes I like to sit by a fire and curl up with a nice book, but most nights I prefer to stuff my face with tasty treats like the ones described in this cookbook. Grab this thing and go make some cinnamon buns!"
"I've been a bootleg member of the Milk Bar family for a while: Christina and I have gone to Hawaii and made malasadas together, and every time I'm in NYC I like to hang out in Brooklyn bothering everyone in the bakery. Christina is a leader not only in the kitchen but also in the way Milk Bar has shaped our recent culture-and lives. Kogi por Vida, Milk Bar for Life."
"Milk Bar Life is a charming, playful, and personal view into the prodigiously inventive world of Christina Tosi and her Milk Bar crew. The Ritz Cracker wizardry is genius."
"Bake or just salivate over the addictive treats in Christina Tosi's Milk Bar Life."
"There's some sweet stuff...but the savory stuff is just what you'd expect from Tosi-silly, supermarket driven and delicious."
"Her new book is a collection of sweet and savory dishes Tosi likes to make and serve off the clock, and it's a reflection of her playful worldview."
"This everyday cookbook establishes Tosi, chef and co-owner of Momofuku Milk Bar, as an exciting and original voice... Tosi continues to showcase her singular flavor combinations-there's unmistakable wow factor in miso butterscotch sauce and burnt honey butter served alongside kale with sesame seeds."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The book reads like an issue of Lucky Peach if it were under Tosi's direction: Think throwback icebox cake recipes, Milk Bar staff meals, recipes from her childhood, and late night munchies."
"Milk Bar Life by Christina Tosi is filled with simple, satisfying recipes for cooks who want flavor and fun with minimal fuss."
Christina Tosi is the chef, owner, and founder of Milk Bar, sister bakery of the Momofuku restaurant group, with locations in New York City, Toronto, and soon Washington, D.C. She is the 2012 recipient of the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award, the 2015 winner of the James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award, and is a judge on Fox’s