Les Halles Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain

Caroline

Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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4 Responses

  1. Mary says:

    Been meaning to pick this up and now I’ll make a point of it. I know AB is a fan of what most would consider “offal” but after eating some crazy concoctions from a Calabrese kitchen, where nothing goes to waste (and liking it), I’m a little more keen.Yelling in print? A good idea. I think I’ll do that on the next recipe I post my sister. If I’d only written “do not overmix” in bold caps on all those muffin recipes maybe it would get noticed. She makes the toughest muffins going, admits that she disregards the mixing instructions, and still swears that the reason they’re not “like mine” is because I leave out ingredients.

  2. Caroline says:

    Having been brought up on liver, tongue and (my favourite) kidneys, offal holds no fears for me either and I respect AB’s attitude towards meat – ie honour the animal by eating all of it, not just what much of society considers to be the good bits. He speaks very highly of Fergus Henderson of St John in London and the author of Nose to Tail Eating. Actually, that – also – sounds like a book worth getting your hands on. Once you start, it’s very difficult to stop.

    I’ll be interested to know if the shouting in print to your sister actually works! Nothing worse than a tough muffin…

  3. Deborah says:

    Caroline – have you tried any of the recipes yet? I’ve had this book for a couple of years and I have to say that anytime I try anything, it is absolutely perfect. I am also a huge fan of Gordon Ramsey and many of their recipes (probably the french background) are virtually identical. Despite the continent difference their style is very similar too. Keep the reviews coming! Love it!

  4. Caroline says:

    I must confess that I haven’t actually, Deborah. As a matter of fact, it’s gone missing between moves so I’m hoping to rediscover it when we finally settle at the cottage and I have a chance to unpack all my books!

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