Ptak worked as a pastry cook at Chez Panisse before moving to London. After selling baked goods in local outdoor markets, she opened Violet, a bakery and café, in Hackney. Her creative takes on a wide array of baked comfort foods have gained her an international reputation as an astute combiner of flavors. Looking at dishes such as braised fennel, olive, and caper bread pudding; sweet potato, coconut, date, and rye muffins; and fig leaf ice cream, it’s very easy to see why.
Color photographs throughout. Hardcover.