Cookie dough talk: An Interview with Christina Tosi

Christina Tosi is a James Beard award winning pastry chef and the backbone of Milk Bar, the dessert and snack branch of Momofuku, David Chang’s celebrated restaurant group. This paper got a sweet deal when Tosi indulged us with an interview, where she told us if there is such a thing as inferior cookie dough and “off-menu” treats created especially for this month’s upcoming Father’s Day.

Sammi Lim: Whose amazing idea was it to hold Milk Bar’s weekly cake walk — a spin on musical chairs where customers compete to win free cake — and do you ever dance in your kitchen?

Christine Tosi: We dance in our kitchen pretty much every chance we get (we take playlists and music choice very seriously). I grew up loving cake walks at school fairs and block parties and really wanted to find a way to have Milk Bar be more of bakery that’s part of the community in our stores’ neighborhoods (such as Carroll Gardens). I thought the cake walks would be a great way to share who we are through a little shimmy and shake!

Full interview here.

 Milky way: Christina Tosi is a James Beard award winning pastry chef of Milk Bar. Photo © Daniel Krieger.

Milky way: Christina Tosi is a James Beard award winning pastry chef of Milk Bar. Photo © Daniel Krieger.

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