Women Chefs of New York is a colourful showcase of twenty-five leading female culinary talents in the restaurant capital of the world, including Jean Adamson and British-born April Bloomfield, who have both previously worked at The River Cafe in London.
In a fiercely competitive, male-dominated field, these women have risen to the top, and their stories – and their recipes – make it abundantly clear why. Food writer Nadia Arumugam braves the sharp knives and the sputtering pans of oil for intimate interviews, revealing the chefs’ habits, quirks, food likes, and dislikes, their proudest achievements, and their aspirations. Each chef contributes four signature recipes to recreate the experience of a meal from their celebrated kitchens. This gorgeous full-colour cookbook includes portraits of these inspiring women, inviting interior shots of their restaurants, and mouth-watering pictures of the featured dishes, styled by the chefs themselves – all captured by celebrated food photographer Alice Gao.
Women Chefs of New York features all-stars such as Amanda Freitag, Jody Williams, April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig, The Breslin), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune), Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar), and Alex Raij (La Vara, Txikito, El Quinto) as well as up-and-coming players like Zahra Tangorra (Brucie), Ann Redding (Uncle Boons), and Sawako Ockochi (Shalom Japan). It’s the ultimate gift for any cook or foodie interested in the food that’s dazzling discerning palates in NYC now.