Given the popularity of the Momofuku cookbook, the restaurants, and Milk Bar itself, this may have been one of the most hotly anticipated books of the fall season. Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi definitely lives up to the hype. This is a compulsively readable book, filled with personality and information alike. Tosi has a straightforward storytelling style that makes everything in this book approachable and easy to swallow. It's one of those cookbooks that you will read from cover to cover and emerge entertained and a better cook for your efforts.
What we like about all of David Chang's places is that they always put flavor first. Momofuku MIlk Bar is no exception to this rule. The recipes in the book are streamlined and easy to follow. They appear to be true to life and it's the little things, like glucose in the cookie dough or cornstarch in the liquid cheesecake, that make all the difference. We love that Christina Tosi brings back childhood favorites like Confetti Cake (the cake mix classic) and Grasshopper Pie (always considered and "adult dessert" at our holiday table) and gives them a modern reinterpretation. Though to be honest even if you never make a single thing, buying the book is still money well spent for the ideas and inspirations.
We bought our copy of Momofuku Milk Bar as soon as it was released. Because we liked it so much, we asked Clarkson Potter for one copy to gve away to our readers. If you'd like to enter to win please leave a comment below telling us about your most memorable dessert experience. It could be one you cooked, one you enjoyed or one that made you run screaming from the table. We're just looking for a good story. Please make sure that there is an email address where we can contact you and that you have a mailing address in the continental US. The winner will be picked randomly and announced Friday morning (November 4, 2011) at 9am EST. One entry per person please.
The giveaway is now closed. Our winner, Irene, has been notified by email. Thanks for all the comments. We enjoyed reading them. Lots of great inspirations in there.