Anthony Bourdain is aman 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 hes cooking, its 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 favoritesdishes that everyone should (at least in Mr. Bourdains opinion) know how to cook. Once the supposed "bad boy" of cooking, Mr. Bourdain has, in recent years, become the father of a little girla 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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Appetites: A Cookbook Reviews
I'm just going to start with a disclaimer: I am not the target audience for this cookbook. I love reading books about food, but full disclosure: I am vegan, so I'm never going to make most of these recipes. Many of the recipes that could be easily made vegan contain huge amounts of oil (seriously, there are recipes that call for CUPS of oil!). Ugh.
I have no doubt that Anthony Bourdain is a talented chef. He obviously has a huge amount of very unique experience and has put so much work into his t ...more
Good looking book, but nothing really innovative or new.
I like a cookbook that teaches me new words. From Anthony Bourdain in this book, I learned that certain terms to describe cuts of beef are marketing bullshit and "douche bait." That phrase right there is valuable knowledge I can use over and over.
Other than that, it's rare that I read a cookbook and actually want to save a recipe or two for future use, and I'd go a step further with this one and consider actually purchasing it (versus just taking it back to the library and forgetting all about ...more
I want to thank Anthony Bourdain, Harper Collins Publishers, and Edelweiss for the advanced digital copy. I actually really enjoyed this book. Not just because the recipes were yummy and simple, but also because Bourdain uses wit and humor in his writing. I loved the Bodega Sandwiches in which he suggests having "shitty coffee" with it!
If you're an Anthony Bourdain fan and enjoy his edgy food and travel shows, you're going to love this cookbook. It's by no means for everyone. As expected for Bourdain, Appetites (his first cookbook in a decade) is highly opinionated, brash, funny, profane and full of four-color photos which often focus on the messy aftermath of a feast or the author holding a dead animal. These are anti-Pinterest food photos. No food porn here, just entertaining writing, a fine collection of recipes designed fo ...more
He writes as he speaks, so reading the cookbook you hear a familiar voice. The recipes include a few that could be considered global. Several call back to his early days as a young chef in Provincetown, Massachusetts. There is an entire chapter devoted to Thanksgiving. Sections on how to cook steak, hamburger, Eggs Benedict, bacon, and other common and popular choices. Many good stories behind each recipe. Overall, a solid offering with sections for appetizers, souprs, sandwiches, meat, vegetabl ...more
I absolutely love Bourdain. I think he's the guy that you love or hate. I'm on the live team. This cookbook was supposed to be about what he cooks at home for his family.
Really??? This is not your average "let me whip something up for dinner" kind of cookbook. I guess I expected normal - and maybe this stuff IS his normal. I mean he throws in scrambled eggs and maybe grilled cheese but we can all do this. The commentary was interesting but typical of what you'd see on a show. Nothing unique and ...more
If a book has Anthony Bourdain as an author and causes me to laugh out loud, it's a 5 star +.