Appetites

Appetites

A Cookbook

Book - 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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062409959
Characteristics: xiv, 288 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

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Joanna_Rose
Nov 13, 2017

I'm trying to figure out who this egomaniac is? I guess he's a good chef but the photos in this book are really gross and over the top. Photos of dirty pans with bits of food left in them. Soup that is sloshed out of the bowl and strewn across the counter. Tacky.

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MplsTA
Aug 16, 2017

Enjoyed some of the stories posted with the recipes. Most of the recipes call for special ingredients that I would not even know where to find in my area.

I did like the potato salad recipe. It's a keeper and is much better than the potato salad I have been making for years.

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grahamspot
Mar 07, 2017

This is Bourdain at his most Bourdain-y: full of profanity, blood, an IDGAF attitude, jiujitsu, off cuts, etc. At the end of the day, all I really care about is the quality of the recipes. I only made two, the meatballs and the cauliflower, but they were both goooood.

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mariho
Jan 11, 2017

The recipe is just so so. A very messy looking and just graphic book, not entirely a recipe/cook book. There is some humor involved but is on the vegetarians. Beware.

peternappi Nov 17, 2016

Mundane recipes and a self congratulatory tone. Tony's finally jumped the shark. This doesn't detract from Kitchen Confidential, the Les Halles cookbook, or his television work: but he's phoning it in with this one.

debwalker Nov 01, 2016

Parenting hasn't smoothed out the edge, but there are some useful dad-sy recipes and as always great writing. Trigger warning for vegetarians! - some images you may not care for.

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