American chef turned globetrotting travel show host Anthony Bourdain just returned to television with the latest season of CNN’s critically acclaimed Parts Unknown and now he’s making a comeback in print form with a brand new cookbook. Bourdain’s first book of recipes since 2004’s Les Halles Cookbook (from his days as the executive chef at the recently shuttered French bistro), the upcoming Appetites — featuring cover art by none other than Ralph Steadman — “boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favorites — dishes that everyone should (at least in Mr. Bourdain’s opinion) know how to cook.”
Intended as Bourdain’s own take on the home-cooking, home-entertaining cookbooks that pack bookstore shelves and the culmination of his transformation from “the supposed ‘bad boy’ of cooking” to, in his words, “a psychotic, anally retentive, bad-tempered Ina Garten,” Appetites is due out October 25 and can be pre-ordered now via Amazon.
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