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'There are chefs whose restaurants I rush to, chefs I have been honoured to cook with, chefs whose recipes I want to use over and over again. April is all of these to me. Read this book, and you will understand why' Ruth Rogers
'Her lovely new book finds her revelling in veg, and all its gloriously colourful, mouth-watering, tummy-filling potential. I defy any curious cook to flick through these delicious pages and not want to get busy immediately' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
April Bloomfield - co-owner of the lauded Spotted Pig restaurant in New York - is a chef renowned for her nose-to-tail ethos. But her reverence for sweet peas and bright bunches of radishes matches her passion for the perfect cut of meat. In A Girl and Her Greens, April proves that vegetables can be as juicy, inviting and indulgent as the most succulent steak. From Swiss Chard Cannelloni to Roasted Onions with Sage Pesto, from Kale Polenta to Fennel Salad with Blood Orange, from Braised Peas and Little Gem Lettuce to Roasted Leeks with Walnut Breadcrumbs A Girl and Her Greens is packed with tantalising and flavoursome recipes for hearty food where vegetables truly take centre stage.
The follow-up to chef Bloomfield's excellent A Girl and Her Pig gives vegetables the same inventive and creative treatment that made her previous book such a success. Though she doesn't give up meat altogether (there are sweet potatoes with bone marrow, broccoli with bacon, and steamed eggplant with ground pork and Thai basil), the vast majority of the book's 80-plus recipes place vegetables at the center of the plate. Toothsome classics like zucchini bread, kimchi, focaccia, and hasselback potatoes sit comfortably next to simple riffs like sweet-corn polenta and imaginative dishes like winter squash pancakes with squash syrup and pecan butter. As in her previous book, she manages to sneak in a few English dishes such as mushroom pies with Swiss chard, and the book's opening recipe, crushed spring peas with mint. Although some recipes may seem daunting in terms of both ingredients and preparation there's a lot of chopping, dicing, and peeling going on readers will find that the dishes come together quickly once they've gathered the requisite supplies, and that the small details, such as salt-packed anchovies in the rich, potato-laden Jansson's Temptation, make all the difference. Those expecting a collection of low-cal dishes and smoothies will be sorely disappointed Bloomfield isn't shy about using cream, cheese or other rich ingredients but those with an adventurous palate are sure to find some new favorites in this impressive and imaginative collection. Color photos.