Appetites: A Cookbook

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 fort Anthony Bourdain is a man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling ch...

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Title:Appetites: A Cookbook
Author:Anthony Bourdain
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Genres:Food and Drink
ISBN:Appetites: A Cookbook
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages 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 are his actual family staples. Nothing fancy, lots of meat, a few dishes from other land...
  • Adalira Morningstar
    Dec 14, 2016
    I ate a whole sleeve of crackers for dinner last night because I honestly didn't have the energy to microwave something dignified like pizza rolls but at least now I know how to make a sauce that will pair excellently with boar. "Toast your goddamn muffins" is excellent life advice...
  • Susan
    Oct 29, 2016
    I loved the cover of this cookbook. It's just cool. I enjoyed Bourdain's commentary on each recipe and appreciated his advice. I enjoyed the glimpse into his home life. BUT, I am not going to cook wild boar. A few of the recipes had ingredients I'd seriously have to hunt down. But real...
  • Mary C
    Sep 12, 2018
    I bought this cookbook for well, many reasons. One, I miss Anthony Bourdain, two, The Tasting Table Cookbook Club on Facebook is using this cookbook this month for us to try recipes and post our results and pictures of our meals. I love this page, don't post a lot of the meals I make, ...
  • Lynda
    Feb 20, 2017
    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. ...
  • 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 recipes. Many of the recipes that could be easily made vegan contain huge amounts of oil...
  • Eddy
    Dec 24, 2016
    If you had told me a year ago that I would enjoy reading a cookbook, I would have called you a damned liar. And yet Appetites isn't just a cookbook. It's an opinion piece, an autobiography, and a beautifully artistic photo book, all in one. And for every complex, world-class dish, ther...
  • Anne
    Feb 18, 2017
    I loved this, and after discovering it on the "new books" library shelf, I want to go out and buy my own copy. First of all, the cover art, which is what captured my attention. Ralph Steadman's art is brilliant. In this cookbook, which Bourdain calls his family cookbook, he takes you i...
  • 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 ingredients. But there is something in here for most people. I particularly enjoyed his ch...
  • Martha Bullen
    Nov 26, 2016
    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...
  • 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 "Appetites" in a nutshell. It's disgusting, ugly, pretentious, nasty, and uncompromis...
  • Kristy
    Jan 28, 2017
    Good looking book, but nothing really innovative or new. ...
  • Becki Iverson
    Nov 28, 2016
    It's no secret that I adore Anthony Bourdain, so it should be no surprise that I absolutely loved his newest book. It's very simple, no-fucks-given, and perfectly in tune with the Bourdain brand. As he says, this is not intended to be a revolution in recipes; rather, it's a list of the...
  • 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 Provincetown, Massachusetts. There is an entire chapter devoted to Thanksgiving. Sections on how ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 had the chance to actually read through the recipes however and tried my hand at a coupl...
  • Ali
    Jan 01, 2017
    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 ...
  • Rebecca
    Jul 18, 2017
    If a book has Anthony Bourdain as an author and causes me to laugh out loud, it's a 5 star +. ...
  • Alexandra
    Aug 07, 2017
    As a fan of everything Anthony Bourdain, I expected to love this. But this felt forced, like he was trying too hard. It didn't seem like what I had come to expect from him. I didn't mind the profanity or the pictures. I just didn't care for this as a cookbook. Still love him though!...
  • 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 also because Bourdain uses wit and humor in his writing. I loved the Bodega Sandwiches ...
  • Beth Meredith
    Jan 02, 2017
    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 n...
  • Carey
    Oct 30, 2016
    In total Bourdain fashion, this cookbook is straight to the point. I need a personal copy. and Fuck Desserts ...
  • Connie Lindstrom
    Feb 04, 2017
    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 ...
  • Mieke Schepens
    Apr 05, 2017
    Lees de recensie op mijn blog: https://graaggelezen.blogspot.nl/2017... ...
  • Mary
    Jan 09, 2017
    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 simp...
  • Ariel (BookHermit)
    Dec 26, 2016
    Fantastic photos and delightfully snarky commentary. Very interesting to see what the king of food travelogues enjoys to cook at home. 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 enjoy...
  • 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 the host, Robert Osborne, had celebrity guests on to recommend their favorite movi...
  • 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 often pithy and funny while the recipes sound good. Recommend with caveats given...
  • Anne
    Nov 30, 2016
    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. ...
  • MaryBeth
    Oct 31, 2016
    Not for the easily offended, illustrated with dead animals and chefs behaving badly, this is a Cookbook 101 for the aspiring hipster home chef. Lots of basics with big brass balls. Mad magazine meets Mrs. Doubtfire. Not for vegans. Lots of meat. ...