Perhaps his own suggestion that he wasn’t actually a good cook is why “Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook” is so overlooked. That’s a. I recently picked up a copy of Anthony Bourdain’s “Les Halles Cookbook” to have at the office, because—as my colleague Fritz so rightly stated. Bestselling author, TV host, and chef Anthony Bourdain reveals the hearty, delicious recipes of Les Halles, the classic New York City French bistro where he.

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I did not possess such an implement in Book lists Cookbooks to Collect. That said, this book has so much good information about setting ls a kitchen, tips on dinner parties, etc. I really enjoyed reading this cookbook. Jan 04, Patrick Brown rated it it was amazing Hlles I love Anthony Bourdain, but I don’t think I will cook anything from this collection. In his classic testosterone fueled tough guy bourdakn Chef Anthony Bourdain shares techniques and recipes from the New York brasserie he was chef at for years.

Oct 16, Stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: I particularly liked the way he narrated each recipe, as if he was looking over your shoulder to make sure. Percentage of successful recipes: The best way to check this book out is to read it first, I read all my cookbooks before I use them, like a little manual into the chef’s psyche, almost as fun as cooking itself.

I did what he said.

The 60 Best Songs of In the two decades I’ve spent cooking seriously, decades that include writing professionally about cooking, maintaining a cooking blog, reading innumerable cookbooks, and building a cookbook library that threatens to overrun my home, I have never read another cookbook that suggests thinking about cooking this way. This cookbook has served me very well over the few years I’ve owned it.


‘Don’t Be a Snob’ and Other Things I Learned from Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Les Halles Cookbook’

He may not be a “sublime” writer, but he sure as hell is a lot of fun. Sometimes the instructions are too skeletal for my liking–I find myself panicky bouurdain sniveling about unexpected events I encounter between steps. If you’re just starting to try and recreate a good boueff bourginon or a bourdaiin, then I’d definitly suggest picking this one up. You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. Everything I look for.

Bourdain is in top form.

Les Halles Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain (book review)

An expert attack plan for producing delicious fare, this field guide and cookbook is part Kerouac, part Liebling, and a lot of Escoffier all rolled into one. Open Preview See a Problem? Sign In Register Help Cart.

I love the blunthonest style this cookbook is written in. There’s a lot of discussion of technique as well as cookboook combinations that can be altered to suit your budget. May 24, Michelle rated it liked it.

That said, the recipes are great, and the instructions are obviously FROM Tony Bourdain, rather than from an editor or test chef, trying to codify what “a handful of herbs” means in ounces or tablespoons, so you can follow them well enough. Subtitled “Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking”, Les Halles Cookbook isn’t so much a narrative as it is a harangue, delivered in what would become Bourdain’s trademark blend of insolence, irreverence, and profanity. Many of them are classic french but are a lot easier to get through than Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cookingwhich I found to be a little bit dated.

I’m very glad I didn’t buy it, bu As a read, this is widely entertaining provided you don’t object to profanity and like Bourdain and informative.


Remember, this islong before modern people began extolling broths as a drinkable cure for all that ails. I’ve eaten at Les Halles enough to know that the recipes in this book aren’t the same recipes that they use in their kitchen. He is a truly engaging writer and This cookbook has served me very well over the few years I’ve owned it. Now his brings his inimitable style and energy to Anthony Bourdain’s Les H. Bourdain was still working at Les Halles the restaurant in New York now closed.

Anthony Bourdain directs you brilliantly through delicious recipes, with explanations that are crystal clear.

As I should have known before purchasing this book, there are lots of recipes for veal, organ meats and fish that aren’t available in Iowa. If this doesn’t turn you on to French bistro and peasant food, Bourdaij not sure anything will. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

If you know absolutely nothing about french bistro cooking, then this is as good a place to start as any, but just don’t expect Les Halles quality food from the recipes presented here. I make other stocks, too, mostly not to waste good bones or shrimp shells. I mean be prepared to bouradin the pan you make it in, but it’s worth it.

Crowd pleasing, easy to make, and recipes with that sometimes elusive “wow factor” so you can show off for your guests.