Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking (Hardcover)

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"It's like having the chef standing on the back of your clogs while you cook, keeping you organized, focused, and out of the weeds. This is evergreen.” -Gabrielle Hamilton, from the foreword

Globally beloved chef Anthony Bourdain's bestselling classic-the hearty, delicious recipes and provocative tricks of the trade from his famed French brasserie where he made his name-with a new foreword from Gabrielle Hamilton.

Before stunning the world with his bestselling Kitchen Confidential, and hit TV shows Parts Unknown and No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain spent years serving some of the best French brasserie food in New York. With its no-nonsense, down-to-earth atmosphere, Les Halles matched Bourdain's style perfectly: a restaurant where you can dress down, talk loudly, drink a little too much wine, and have a good time with friends. Now, 20 years after its original publication, Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook remains an audacious classic, full of his signature humor and charm.

Bourdain teaches you everything you need to know to prepare classic French bistro fare. While you're being guided, in simple steps, through recipes like roasted veal short ribs and steak frites, escargots aux noix and foie gras au pruneaux, you'll feel like he's in the kitchen beside you-firing off a few insults when you've scorched the sauce, and then patting you on the back for finally getting the steak tartare right.

As practical as it is entertaining, Anthony Bourdain's handsomely repackaged Les Halles Cookbook and new foreword from Gabrielle Hamilton make for a can't-miss treat for cookbook lovers, aspiring chefs, and Bourdain fans everywhere.

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain was the bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and the author of the novels: Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories and Gone Bamboo. His work appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Food Arts magazine. He was the host of the international CNN television series Parts Unknown.

Praise For…

“Don't be misled by Anthony Bourdain's witty, irreverent style. His Les Halles Cookbook is solid, smart, and informative, and his recipes are bona fide bistro fare. From the onion soup to the veal kidney to the gratin dauphinois, this is the honest, unpretentious, comforting, and abundant food I loved as a youth in France and am always ready to enjoy with my family and friends. Anthony has given us an instant classic.” —Jacques Pepin, author of The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen and Jacques Pepin's Complete Techniques

“Anyone serious about their cooking will want to own Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook. It has an enormous amount of vital information presented in Bourdain's pungent, abrasive, and memorable writing style. This is a cookbook you'll keep handy in the kitchen.” —Jim Harrison, author of The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand

“This is a great cookbook! Anthony Bourdain directs you brilliantly through delicious recipes, with explanations that are crystal clear.” —Eric Ripert, author of Le Bernardin Cookbook

Product Details
ISBN: 9781582341804
ISBN-10: 158234180X
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: October 19th, 2004
Pages: 304
Language: English