Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, And Techniques Of Classic Bistro Cooking
  • Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, And Techniques Of Classic Bistro Cooking
  • Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, And Techniques Of Classic Bistro Cooking
  • Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, And Techniques Of Classic Bistro Cooking
  • Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, And Techniques Of Classic Bistro Cooking
  • Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook: Strategies, Recipes, And Techniques Of Classic Bistro Cooking
ISBN: 158234180X
EAN13: 9781582341804
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 19, 2004
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 9.3" L x 7.2" W
Weight: 2.6 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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 got his start.

Before stunning the world with his bestselling Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain, host of the celebrated TV shows Parts Unknown and No Reservations, 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, Bourdain brings you his Les Halles Cookbook, a cookbook like no other: candid, funny, audacious, full of his signature charm and bravado.

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-reeling 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 Les Halles Cookbook is a can't-miss treat for cookbook lovers, aspiring chefs, and Bourdain fans everywhere.

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   if I like them well enough
I bought several copies of this book. I am a professional cook, but it is not something I want to do for the rest of my life, although it has treated me well when I go to school, Army bct, etc. When I encounter younger new cooks full of dreams and doubts, however, I'll let them have a copy of this book, as it is a great source of inspiration to either pursue the life of the chef or get really good at something else.
 
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   the book is fun to read to begin with (biting wit of Anthony ...
Okay, the book is fun to begin reading with. Triust me, go beyond the wit and conversation piece of the book - actually dig into the recipes,He's right, you can find those same recipes elsewhere, he only gives you the way they cook it in Les Halles. The thing is that they do it at all ages very well. I made some of the same dishes from other French cookbooks, but never achieved the same results, except that I have already prepared a number of times from this book, coq au vin*beef bourguignon*chocolate mousse. One of the things that he does well is demystify the cooking. You break a complicated recipe into step by step and before you know it you have a meal that you can actually taste the layers and see how the flavors fit together without blending into a taste.
 
5
   Clear and Precise
A recent visit to Les Halles in New York prompted a search for the book to find out how they make those delicious frites and the secret to the potato, olive and goat cheese salad. I was not disappointed, both in the book and in the book. It is written in a no nonsense way, great in it's instructions, clear pictures and I can buy most of the ingredients in Australia except for the Idaho potato. Shoots from the hip, just like Mr Bourdain Great's book and as it is listed as out of publication in Australia, I was delighted to be able to purchase it through Amazon. Miss Elizabeth Bennett is a Miss
 
5
   Serious French Bistro cooking for everyone!
Regardless of what you think of the man, this cookbook is great for anyone who likes bistro fare.
 
5
   Love the chef''s writing about food
Although I will probably not attempt to cook the recipes in Anthony Bourdain's cookbook Les Halles, I loved the way he described his experiences as a chef in Les Halles, which makes his television series Parts Unknown even more interesting.
 
5
   ... the other Anthony Bourdain books and this was a wonderful addition to his cookbook library
My husband read the other Anthony Bourdain books and this was a wonderful addition to his cookbook library. He loves the conversational style in which the cookbook is written. Presently great.
 
5
   Another home run!
Tony can 't beat you! This is a great cookbook for the great recipes '' for the wonderful, earthy, right in style of Bourdain!
 
5
   I learned a lot of Recipe Techniques...
All recipe titles are without translations in French. Point Minor : The description tells the story. Only 2 chicken recipes are included. A fried chicken and a pot of chicken and vegetables will yield a delicious meal. I learned a lot about reding how to proceed with a recipe. A few small pictures of some of the recipes would be a big help.
 
5
   A great cookbook for those with a sense of adventure
But it is worth trying to get them if you can deal with shopping. I owe him a debt of gratitude for allowing me to make Chocroute garni and have it come out right. I have a jar of duck fat waiting in my fridge awaiting my attention. Tony thanks a lot!
 
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   Be a better Cook
A. Bourdain gives tips on how to become a really good cook. The one thing he emphasized that really helped me in using the technique called Misery in place. It does really work. I have been cooking for about 50 years and I have used Mist in place for the last 4 years only. Without going into what signifies Bourdain and how I interpret cooking mise in place as a home cook is very similar. For example, read the recipe and understand it. Make sure that you have equipped with all of the ingredients and equipment. Know the timing of what and when you need to do to complete each task. If you have a difficult recipe, make sure you can do it in stages and learn each one. The faster I use the technique, the better the outcome and the more I can complete the recipe consciously. The cookbook by Bourdain has helpful recipes and lots of instructions about how to cook them.
 
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