Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking by Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking by Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro…

byAnthony Bourdain

Hardcover | October 19, 2004

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Before stunning the world with his bestselling Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain spent years serving some of the best French brasserie food in New York. With its no-nonsense, down-to-earth atmosphere, Les Halles matched Bourdain's style perfectly: a restaurant where you can dress down, talk loudly, drink a little too much wine, and have a good time with friends. Now, Bourdain brings you his Les Halles Cookbook, a cookbook like no other: candid, funny, audacious, full of his signature charm and bravado. Bourdain teaches you everything you need to know to prepare classic French bistro fare. While you're being guided, in simple steps, through recipes like roasted veal short ribs and steak frites, escargots aux noix and foie gras au pruneaux, you'll feel like he's in the kitchen beside you-reeling off a few insults when you've scorched the sauce, and then patting you on the back for finally getting the steak tartare right. As practical as it is entertaining, Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook is a can't-miss treat for cookbook lovers, aspiring chefs, and Bourdain fans everywhere.
Anthony Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential, the Urban Historical Typhoid Mary, and A Cook's Tour, which was turned into a successful series by the same name for the Food Network. His novels include The Bobby Gold Stories, Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo. He is the executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in...
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Title:Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro…Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.64 × 7.35 × 1.38 inPublished:October 19, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:158234180x

ISBN - 13:9781582341804

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome, but more for advanced cooks Let me start by saying we love Anthony Bourdain. He's a cool dude. Which is why we bought this book. We had no intentions of using it as a cookbook, really. But as we read through it we wanted to try the dishes more and more. The recipes ARE intimidating. And they're not for beginners. We're not advanced by any means but we tried the beef bourguignon and an appetizer and both were outstanding.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific cookbook to read and cook from This cookbook contains recipes from Les Halles, the (now sadly defunct) restaurant at which Anthony Bourdain was the chef. Les Halles was a French bistro, so those are the types of recipes you will find. It’s not the kind of recipe you would find in, say, The French Laundry cookbook. These recipes are accessible without too many specialty ingredients, although there are some less common items (rabbit and snails, for example) for those who want to try. The recipes are also not so heavy on technique that a beginner couldn’t do it, but it’s not simply boiling a pot of water, either. In my opinion, the recipes hit that sweet spot between simple and complex. To get the best results, some recipes may take some work. For example, several recipes call for the addition of demiglace to the sauce, but demiglace itself takes hours to make. It’s not difficult to make, it just takes a while and it’s well worth the effort. I cooked around 10 recipes, and they work. Very tasty in that French cuisine way. Further, the book is written in that Bourdain way. If you’ve read any of his other work, you know that he’s brutally honest, even if the language can get salty sometimes. There are a lot of good cooking tips sprinkled throughout the recipes, and it’s written like he is standing there beside you instructing you. Some dishes are pictured, but the majority are not, if that kind of thing is important to you. Overall, this is a great book to cook from, or even just to read if you don’t feel like turning on the stove.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good That's a good cookbook. It has great pictures, and I like the way it is written. I have not tried a recipe yet. You can look at the Anna and Kristina TV show. They tried some recipes and commented on the book.
Date published: 2016-01-09

From Our Editors

Before stunning the world with his bestselling Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour, Anthony Bourdain spent years serving some of the best French brasserie food in New York. With its no-nonsense, down-to-earth atmosphere, Les Halles matches Bourdain's style perfectly: a restaurant where you can dress down, talk loudly, drink a little too much wine, and have a good time with friends. Now, Bourdain gives us his Les Halles Cookbook, a cookbook like no other: candid, funny, audacious, full of his signature charm and bravado.

Editorial Reviews

"Anyone serious about their cooking will want to own Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. It has an enormous amount of vital information presented in Bourdain's pungent, abrasive, and memorable writing style." -- Jim Harrison