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April Bloomfield is the chef and co-owner of a trio of hot-as-they-come New York City restaurants: The Spotted Pig, The Breslin and The John Dory. Each offer a dining-with-benefits experience — exceptionally flavorful and decadent cooking (pork topped with runny eggs seems to be a go-to prep), served in sharply designed dining rooms packed with celebrities of the screen and social web. The 38-year-old has done quite well for herself, with a glowing New Yorker profile and a popular cookbook, A Girl And Her Pig, that she released earlier this year. Here’s a video dispatch from her recent trip to Chicago. Pickling is involved. For more from Bloomfield, check out her newly launched website: