EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk got to enjoy the delicious offerings of Milk Bar, with chef/founder & owner of Milk Bar, Christina Tosi. Milk Bar is the sister bakery of the Momofuku restaurants, with stores in New York City and Toronto, and even ships worldwide.
Milk Bar is the sister bakery of the Momofuku restaurant group, founded by 2012 James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year & 2015 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef award-winner, Christina Tosi. Since its opening in November of 2008, Milk Bar has focused on putting a playfully american, approachable spin on familiar home-style desserts and savory snacks using quality ingredients and locally-sourced dairy. Popular items include Cereal Milk™ ice cream, Compost Cookies®, and Crack Pie®. Milk Bar has five locations in New York and one in Toronto, with another opening in Washington, D.C. later this year. Christina Tosi and Milk Bar have been featured in television programs and publications worldwide such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, The New York Times, and more. The bakery’s first cookbook, Momofuku Milk Bar, includes all the cult favorites from their kitchen. A second cookbook, Milk Bar Life, was released in April 2015 with Clarkson Potter. It highlights the hilariously never too old mentality and fun-loving culture of Milk Bar through sweet and savory recipes, as well as good ol’-fashioned storytelling. Milk Bar makes custom wedding cakes, produces their own line of baking mixes (a limited selection available at target stores and target.com), and ships baked goods all around the globe. They also offer weekly baking classes at their Williamsburg kitchen, the heart of Milk Bar.
Christina Tosi is the chef, owner and founder of Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appétit magazine. As founder of the dessert program at Momofuku, Christina got her start helping Momofuku earn two stars from the Michelin guide and Momofuku ssäm jump onto restaurant magazine’s top 100 restaurants in the world list. she is the 2012 recipient of the James Beard Rising Star chef of the year award & the 2015 james beard outstanding pastry chef award. she is also a judge on fox’s Masterchef and Masterchef Junior. She serves on the board of directors for Hot Bread Kitchen and Cookies for kids’ cancer. Christina lives in Brooklyn, with her two dogs and eats an unconscionable amount of raw cookie dough every day.
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