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Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi
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Dec 11, 11

bookshelves: 2011, food
Read in December, 2011

I feel about this book much the same way I felt about A day at El Bulli when I read that. I am genuinely in awe of and inspired by the great minds at the Milk Bar, but I just don't see any of these recipes coming to fruition in my kitchen. Most of the food in this book relies on familiar, comfortable flavor profiles (PB&J, for example) turned on their head with some interesting techniques (crumb, crunch, infused milk, sauces, crusts, brittles, etc) and re-imaginings. The list of recommended ingredients, however, includes so many references to buying stuff on amazon. I.... have a problem with buying ingredients on amazon. It was quickly apparently that we were going to admire these ideas, return the book to the library and continue being jealous of people who live in NYC and can go to Milk Bar any time they please. Still --- the food porn in here is highly inspirational and exciting, and not just because they make a funfetti cake from scratch.
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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather 1) my wedding cake was Funfetti. I obviously need to peruse this book if only for that recipe. 2) Come visit NYC again so we can a) meet, b) eat together, and c) go to Milk Bar every day.


message 2: by jess (last edited Dec 13, 2011 08:03PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

jess Heather wrote: "1) my wedding cake was Funfetti. I obviously need to peruse this book if only for that recipe. 2) Come visit NYC again so we can a) meet, b) eat together, and c) go to Milk Bar every day."

1 - that is amazing
2 - We desperately want to go to NYC again, but we have limited vacation availability, and I want to take Levi to Washington DC sometime before he is too old. My ultimate evil genius plan is to get Levi to go to college in NYC so we can visit!


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