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
In total Bourdain fashion, this cookbook is straight to the point.
I need a personal copy.
and Fuck Desserts
I think Anthony Bourdain is kind of a jerk. Well, no, I think he is a jerk. But, man, am I crazy about him! I really enjoyed this book, although I am sure I won't use a single recipe from it. And I respect his stand on trying to keep his daughter's image private.
I don't know what happened. I was such a fan of AB. Has he changed? Or is it me who has? All I know is, I didn't enjoy this book one bit. Aside from his snarky little stories and potty mouth tidbits, (which kind of get old after a while), there wasn't much else of interest. I like simple, homey, rustic food. I already make a lot of what he is offering. Really, now...who needs to be taught how to make tuna salad or grilled cheese? I make my own version of "Sunday gravy" just about, well, every Su ...more
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 often pithy and funny while the recipes sound good.
Recommend with caveats given.
Review written after downloading a free galley from Edelweiss
I am an Anthony Bourdain fangirl. Have read all his books, articles and seen all his tv shows. As far as I am concerned this the best book he has written. His guide to preparing Thanksgiving dinner is well worth the price of this book.
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
I appreciate Bourdain as a voice in food, culture and their inevitable entwining, and am near certain to be unable to separate my bias as a result, but I found this cookbook engaging and interesting, drenched in his voice start to finish. The recipes are what you would expect from his personal collection, a mix of high and lowbrow cuisine from near and far. The chapters are separated by first course then type and a section all it's own for Thanksgiving dinner, in which he offers "practical" tips ...more
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