Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony BourdainAppetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain

Appetites: A Cookbook

byAnthony Bourdain

Hardcover | October 25, 2016

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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.

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...
Title:Appetites: A CookbookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.99 inPublished:October 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062409956

ISBN - 13:9780062409959


Rated 4 out of 5 by from great! so many amazing recipes that were pretty easy to follow!
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved the illustrations The artist illustrations combined with Anthony's delicious recipes. You can't go wrong!
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bourdain Been waiting for another cookbook from him! Great book for the home cook.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pictures I knew I wanted to get this book because I love Anthony Bourdain. I follow his show religiously, and wanted to start collecting his books. The images and the layout is so beautiful. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting cookbook I love Bourdain and this book. Interesting tale on a cookbook worth great pictures and write ups. Simple, doable recipes.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book Mix of simple and intermediate recipes but dishes are common everyday stuff, highly recommend
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! got as a gift and love it!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Love his TV show and I found some of the ingredients in the recipes exotic
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining to read but the recipes while good are not that interesting.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it, but not regularly used This cookbook was a gift, and the food is definitely tasty. More photos would definitely be helpful, and some of the recipes use ingredients that you will likely have to go out for specifically. It's not one of those recipe books where you can say "what can I make out of what I already have in my fridge?" I would recommend it though, because Anthony Bourdain's writing is entertaining and the recipes that I've tried are definitely delicious!
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not the best Always loved his writing and his shows. Given the edgy and funky graphic on the cover, the inside material is a bit tame. Still a fun cookbook.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great book Had lots of food options but probably not good for people just starting off #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Diverse cookbook, probably not for beginners It's nice to see chefs venture beyond the most common recipes that pop up in most cookbooks, although some of 'Appetites' is definitely not geared to people who are 'beginners' in the kitchen. Bourdain has a mix of approachable, familiar recipes and things you've probably never thought to make but look worth a try. I do 100% recommend the chicken pot pie recipe, which is not only pretty straightforward to make, but also REALLY tasty.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good I like it, but don't Love it..More photos and simpler ingredients would be more practical for a family setting
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Bourdain If you are a fan of Bourdain you will love this cookbook. Great recipes that your whole family will love. Wish there were more photos to accompany the recipes but the cover is so cool.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice but had expected better Was hoping for a better offering from Bourdain. He seem to eat more than anyone else in the world, with incredible variety and connections and some o these recipes were so basic and boring. Mostly delicious but I think this had potential to be a stronger book than it is.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Latest bourdain! You should get it Easy to make recipe, family oriented,buy it for the honesty!!!
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from okay The letters on the front are odd so can not read it
Date published: 2017-01-21
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

Editorial Reviews

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