Appetites: A Cookbook

Hardcover | October 25, 2016

byAnthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he’s cooking, it’s for family and friends.

Appetites, his first cookbook in more than ten years, boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favorites—dishes that everyone should (at least in Mr. Bourdain’s opinion) know how to cook. Once the supposed "bad boy" of cooking, Mr. Bourdain has, in recent years, become the father of a little girl—a role he has embraced with enthusiasm. After years of traveling more than 200 days a year, he now enjoys entertaining at home. Years of prep lists and the hyper-organization necessary for a restaurant kitchen, however, have caused him, in his words, to have "morphed into a psychotic, anally retentive, bad-tempered Ina Garten."

The result is a home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbook like no other, with personal favorites from his own kitchen and from his travels, translated into an effective battle plan that will help you terrify your guests with your breathtaking efficiency.

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Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he’s cooking, it’s for family and friends. Appetites, his first cookbook ...

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Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years—first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown— he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he’s cooking, it’s for family and friends. Appetites, his first cookbook i...

Anthony Bourdain is the executive chef at brasserie Les Halles in New York. After two years at Vassar College, he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He has since spent more than two decades working in professional kitchens. His memoir "Kitchen Confidential" (2001) was expanded from an article he'd written for "The...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.99 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062409956

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love his shows - this is the book for you It's not just about the recipes - it's about the experience and culture as well as the food. This is for lovers of cuisine from all over the world.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great photos! I love Bourdain, his TV shows, his writing, his cynicism. He is my celebrity comfort food. My parents gave us this book for Christmas and I quite enjoyed reading it over the break. The photography is spectacular. If you like Ralph Steadman's illustrations, you will love the punk-rockish quality of the layouts. As for the recipes, well, not exactly easy-peasy home cooking. I appreciate Bourdain's sensibility but not sure how many of the recipes I will attempt. I did make the Buttermilk Biscuits and they turned out quite well. I have a similar recipe that I prefer but this one is much quicker and makes the perfect quantity for a single meal. If you are adventurous and have access to an above-average (i.e. big city) grocery, give it a whirl. A must have for Bourdainistas ;)
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love Love his shows and now his book.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good! Received this for Christmas, tried 2 recipes so far and they turned out well! Recommend!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Enjoyed this one. Recommend
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright #plumreview Not a bad cookbook, but I think Bourdain is better on TV.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cook Great show, great recipes, great book #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cool cookbook Got this book for a friend who is a big fan of Anthony Bourdain, I wouldn't try many of the recipes, but my friend like it!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was alright Not really recipes for my lifestyle, and the few recipes that I tried did not turn out that great. The pictures are nice though.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Anthony! Love Anthony's newest cookbook - don't know how much I will really make out of the book, but the book is really, really good!
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not for Me I liked the idea of Bourdain's recipes but for me they either didn't work out or didn't taste that good. I'll stick with being a fan through my television instead.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great purchase #plumreview great receipes
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from May or may not make a mess lol My friend has this book, we tried 5 random selected ones together. 4 were mess, 1 was good lol
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my favourite Turned out to not be my style
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good If you're an Anthony Bourdain fan and enjoy his edgy food and travel shows, you're going to love this cookbook.
Date published: 2016-12-01

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“APPETITES, in addition to presenting an eclectic, expletive-laden portrait of one’s family’s fare, is also a really great cookbook.”