It’s not like the recipes you know: Appetites from Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain, the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential, invites the reader into his own kitchen with his cookbook Appetites, which he co-wrote with colleague Laurie Woolever.

The recipes in the book include home-style Italian dishes that will impress people familiar with Bourdin’s discoveries and preferences and from classic French dishes to Vietnamese street food. Taking up the topic of entertainment at home, Bourdain focuses on work of cooking rather than focusing on dishes that will please everyone, and advises readers to use home kitchens more like prep kitchens. You can feel the reflections of his hometown of New York as you examine the recipes, which are approachable, practical and wonderfully photographed.