Each month I will showcase a cookbook on the blog that I absolutely adore. When thinking about what cookbook I wanted to showcase for the month of June, I had already decided to showcase Appetites: A Cookbook by the one and only Anthony Bourdain. This particular cookbook really resonates with me as embodying Bourdain’s family life with still the same true grit with a “chapter” literally titled “Fuck dessert.” It seems only fitting that I honor his memory with a list of cookbooks that the late great Anthony Bourdain wrote that have truly inspired me on my writing and cooking journey. This Chef, turned world-traveler, with his CNN series Parts Unknown, his cookbooks, memories from his family and friends, all lead to his legacy. I was once taught that legacy is everything, and Anthony Bourdain definitely made his impact on us all. Cheers to you Chef, give heaven hell.
Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking