Appetites by Anthony Bourdain

Appetites

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 rep...


Details Appetites

TitleAppetites
ISBN9780062409959
Author
Release DateOct 25th, 2016
PublisherEcco
LanguageEnglish
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Food, Nonfiction
Rating

Reviews Appetites

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    2016-10-17
    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 lands. Throughout is Anthony's dry sarcastic jabs, and I started laughing and reading recipes out loud starting with scrambled eggs, which includes the phrase "fuck nut...
  • Bill Peschel
    2016-10-27
    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 uncompromising. It reminds you that humans are gross destructors of the world. We tear, rend, chop, eviscerate, mangle, and slice living, thinking, loving creatures, even the unbo...
  • Dianna
    2016-10-15
    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 uni...
  • Alafair Burke
    2016-11-12
    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.
  • KC
    2016-06-08
    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!
  • Elysia Fionn
    2016-10-19
    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 movies of all time. The celebrity guest the day I watched was Anthony Bourdain, and he said his all-time favorite movie was a British film called "Withnail & I". I had neve...
  • Penmouse
    2016-06-07
    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
  • Mary
    2017-01-09
    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 ve...
  • Adam
    2016-12-28
    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 couple I was hooked. This is the first cookbook that I have actually stuck with through more than one recipe. Even the recipes that I will almost certainly never try, li...
  • Laura
    2016-12-09
    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 chapter on Thanksgiving prep. And there's a lot of biographical text, so you feel like he's talking to you, or talking you through the book. And the photos are funny....
  • False
    2016-11-04
    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 ...
  • Anne
    2016-11-30
    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.
  • Rebecca
    2017-07-18
    If a book has Anthony Bourdain as an author and causes me to laugh out loud, it's a 5 star +.
  • Connie Lindstrom
    2017-02-04
    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 takin...
  • Martha Bullen
    2016-11-26
    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...
  • Beth Meredith
    2017-01-02
    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 typic...
  • Adalira Morningstar
    2016-12-14
    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 though.
  • Carey
    2016-10-30
    In total Bourdain fashion, this cookbook is straight to the point. I need a personal copy.and Fuck Desserts
  • Ali
    2017-01-01
    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 Thanks...
  • Lynda
    2017-02-20
    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.
  • Anne
    2017-02-18
    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 into his home kitchen, sharing recipes that he prepares for those he loves. I envy his daughter. Bobby Fisher's photography is beautiful and contains the edginess th...
  • Becki Iverson
    2016-11-28
    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 kind of things he likes to make at home, particularly for his daughter. These are very straightforward recipes but with a lot of deliciousness. And be prepared, sh...
  • Ariel (BookHermit)
    2016-12-26
    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 enjoyed reading it over the break. The photography is spectacular. If you like Ralph Steadman's illustrations, you will love the punk-rockish quality of the layouts. As ...
  • Susan
    2016-10-29
    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 really, what did I expect? It's Anthony Bourdain. So 4 stars for presentation and 3 stars for actual recipes. Why can't we do half stars? 31/2 stars.
  • Eddy
    2016-12-24
    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, there's a home recipe that I easily envision me making on a weeknight. Highly recommended.
  • MaryBeth
    2016-10-31
    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.
  • Kristy
    2017-01-28
    Good looking book, but nothing really innovative or new.
  • Lucylu57
    2017-03-09
    This might be a decent cookbook if Bourdain left out the profanity. Seriously, who wants to get hit with four or five f-bombs while reading a salad recipe?
  • Havers
    2017-05-10
    Anthony Bourdain, Enfant terrible der internationalen Kochszene und bekannter TV-Star, hat gemeinsam mit seiner langjährigen Assistentin Laurie Woolever ein Kochbuch veröffentlicht, das aus dem Rahmen fällt und eher ein Gesamtkunstwerk als eine Rezeptsammlung ist. Das beginnt bereits bei dem Cover, einem absoluten Eyecatcher, gestaltet von Ralph Steadman, der unter anderem Hunter S. Thompsons „Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas“ illustriert ha...
  • Olivia
    2018-03-01
    I love Bourdain's shows and enjoyed a couple of his books, so when this came out I knew I needed it. Appetites includes all you could desire of Bourdain's trademark voice. Each recipe is introduced and narrated in his style. The photography, too, is awesome. Definitely not your standard Pinterest or cookbook fare, though. In fact, some of it is gross but again, I think if you like Bourdain and his work, you'll roll with it if not enjoy it. The ha...