April Bloomfield is a busy woman — head chef at the Michelin-starred Spotted Pig and Breslin Bar & Dining Room, and the new John Dory Oyster Bar (on its second life). The latter two eateries flank Ace Hotel New York and are an integral part of the nightlife here. Ms. Bloomfield is the ultimate chef-cum-rock-star — an edge-pusher who as remained true to her roots all the way to the figurative and literal bank — and her fan base consists of both the squeamish and gastronomically hardy. We adore her, and are proud to be her neighbor and collaborator.
April’s new narrative cookbook, A Girl and Her Pig, over-brims with stories, beautiful drawings and photographs, and the recipes that have made her the culinary gem she is. Signed copies are now available on our online shop — grab one of our small batch of copies; it’s a good read whether you’re smearing the pages with ingredients or hunkering down for a tour around the mind of one of our most cherished (albeit transplanted) national treasures.