Christina Tosi Satisfies Our Sweet Tooth With Crack Pie & Compost Cookies

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Christina Tosi, Chef/Owner at Momofuku Milk Bar
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Writing food-safety plans for David Chang (owner of the Momofuku Restaurant Group), Christina Tosi indulged in her baking bent off hours … until David tasted her brownies and threw her into the kitchen full-time. Before she knew it, she was creating dessert menus for Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Noodle Bar, and Ko before opening Milk Bar, one of New York’s most beloved sweeteries.
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What skill or habit do you think is vital for success?
“Insane, rock-hard work ethic: ‘Kill yourself or die tryin’ mentality.”
What moments on the job do you find most rewarding?
“The end of every productive day doing what I love with people I’d do anything for. A fistful of Compost Cookie dough is always a great reward, too!”
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Who’s your working girl inspiration?
“All of my fellow milk maids and men. We’re a family. We’re a team. We push each other every day to be better at our jobs.”
Photographed by Sunny Shokrae