Les Halles Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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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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