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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In his bestselling books Kitchen Confidential and A Cook’s Tour, Bourdain captivated readers all over the world with his gritty, action-paced tales of the kitchen.

But the recipes here are not all created equal. It has knowledge and professional cooking instructions that bring a smile to my face whenever I create something out of it, no worries that it’s just protein, the sides and veggies are totally covered dessert too, oh boy!

Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook

I’m going to pick this one up on Amazon when I find a good used copy. The roast chicken recipe is now my standard, and the gratin dauphonoise potatoes is a creamy, delicious treat!

I’ve read almost all of his books. Apr 06, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: Everything I look for. Remember, this is cookkbook, long before modern people began extolling broths as a drinkable cure for all that ails.

Mar 21, Kasia rated it it was amazing. The owner knows somebody who can order you foie gras.

I used to eat at Les Halles back when he actually worked there. The two page rant Let’s be clear, this is a cookbook. Return to Bourdaon Page. I make other stocks, too, mostly not I love Anthony Bourdain, but I don’t think I will cook anything from this collection.


Expanding this notion of deep prep, Bourdain devotes a section to “Scoring the Good Stuff”.

With its no-nonsense, down-to-earth atmosphere, Les Halles matched Bourdain’s style perfectly: Sometimes the instructions are too skeletal for my liking–I find myself panicky and sniveling about unexpected events I encounter between steps. Definitely not a recipe style for a very beginner home cook, but I tackled the beef bourguignon pretty early in my cooking endeavors with success. This cookbook has served me very well over the few years I’ve owned it.

I’ve b this book is what it says it is, it’s Tony Bourdain’s recipes from Les Halles along with his style of commentary. The photographs are gorgeous and the butcher paper used in the design and layout is fun. They’re just Big Dumb Fucking Bugs that are too dumb to know when they’re dead. View all 4 comments. If I enjoy some of the recipes half as much as I did reading the book it will have been worth it.

He may be a chef, but he’s first and foremost an eater and his snark and hauteur come from the right place — if you can, why would you choose not to make the most out of eating? It would be a good book for someone who may not have any French cookbooks.

It’s well written, but a lousy cookbook. If I were allowed to read only one cookbook that’s read, not necessarily make the recipes this one would be it. Then you’re halfway to being an ass-kicking, name-taking charcutier. Yes, only I would have a cook book sitting in my living room on my coffee table. According to some bright spark in the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Psychiatric Disorders Manual-5Bourdain along with fellow suicide Chester Bennington suffered from “smiling depression”.


Trivia About Anthony Bourdain’ Campagne means “country” in French – which means even your country-ass can make it. Recipes are picky preparations but absolutely worth it.

He lays out great tips and tricks on how to be successful in the kitchen. Olives are annoying to Recipes are picky preparations but absolutely worth it. This was no exception. Nov 28, Celeste Miller rated it it was amazing.

Les Halles Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain (book review)

Lobsters are essentially big fucking bugs too stupid to know they’re dead. My favorite comment that had me in tears Let’s be clear, this is a cookbook. If you are a fan of Bourdain and who isn’t? As practical as it is entertaining, Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook is a can’t-miss treat for cookbook lovers, aspiring chefs, and Bourdain fans everywhere. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting.

Processional restaurants have everything set in place, so should we. When I have a serious piece of meat coookbook an ingredient I want to show off and still manage to cook it so I can eat dinner, I reach for Les Halles cookbook by none other than Anthony Bourdain.