Christina Tosi Is My Hero

A couple of years ago, I picked up a copy of Christina Tosi’s Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook in an attempt to take my dessert making prowess up a notch (or seven).

Tosi, Chef, Founder and Owner of cult NYC haven-o-sweets Momofuku Milk Bar (and 2012 James Beard Rising Star Chef) is a bit of a dessert rock star. Her inventive, witty, and insanely delicious creations riff off the favorite foods of her childhood (i.e. cereal) but with a decidedly sophisticated twist.

Her cookbook reads like a foodie memoir punctuated with recipes, and, friends, I couldn’t put it down. In fact, not unlike how I feel after finishing a favorite novel, I was sad when I hit the last page.

Later this month, my foodie girl crush is making an appearance at Central Market on Lovers Lane. Tosi will be there on Thursday, February 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. for a featured chef demonstration where she’ll discuss, among other things, her creative processes and her love of cookie dough. She’ll also demonstrate some of her greatest hits including: Crack Pie, Cereal Milk Ice Cream, and Cornflake-Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie.

The evening costs $80, copies of Momofuku Milk Bar will be available for sale, and Tosi will be available to sign books after class. Register here… Hurry, there are only 27 spots available.