Appetites: A Cookbook
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Appetites: A Cookbook


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.

Title:Appetites: A Cookbook
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

    Appetites: A Cookbook Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Oct 17, 2016

    This is Anthony Bourdain through and thorough, a man who finally created a family at age 50, with grungy photography (one of wine stains, one of bloody duck necks, one of garbage), and recipes that ar...

  • Bill Peschel
    Oct 27, 2016

    Every once in awhile, I'm reminded of an exhortation I found in Guy Peellaert's "Rock Dreams" that was quoted from Revelations: "Be hot or be cold, or else God will spit you from his mouth!"That's "Ap...

  • KC
    Jun 08, 2016

    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 a...

  • Alafair Burke
    Nov 12, 2016

    I confess I haven't cooked anything from this yet, but just reading it is a joy. Multiple uses of f--- to describe scrambled eggs makes this my favorite cookbook of the year. ...

  • Dianna
    Oct 15, 2016

    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 re...

  • Elysia Fionn
    Oct 19, 2016

    I can't even get hold of this book before it's available, but I just wanted to point out a fact about this book that many people might miss.Some years ago, I was watching "Turner Classic Movies", and ...

  • Penmouse
    Jun 07, 2016

    Appetites has so much potential that's been lost due to the minimal profanity, and a photo of the author eating a sandwich while sitting on a toilet. I found that really, really tacky.The writing is o...

  • Adam
    Dec 28, 2016

    I'm not a natural when it comes to cooking (although my wife is) so when I first skimmed through some of the recipes when my wife got me this book for my birthday I was somewhat intimidated. Once I ha...

  • Laura
    Dec 09, 2016

    If you've ever wondered what Tony Bourdain cooks and eats with his family and friends, here it is. The recipes vary quite a bit in terms of cuisine (totally expected) and difficulty and number of ingr...

  • False
    Nov 04, 2016

    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 Provincetow...