Anthony Bourdain, one of the most irreverent, mordant, straight-shooting and simultaneously likeable hosts on food TV, will be releasing a new cookbook, his first in a decade, and this time written specifically for the home cook.

Called Appetites, the cookery book features favourite home cooking and entertaining recipes from the globetrotting chef, TV host, writer and raconteur.

Or, in his own words “a psychotic, anally retentive, bad-tempered Ina Garten”.

The result, says publisher Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, is a book that boils down 40 years of travels and professional cooking into a tightly curated repertoire of the chef’s favourite home recipes – dishes he serves his own family and friends at his home in New York.

Bourdain is one in a string of celebrity chefs including Ferran Adrià, Heston Blumenthal and Thomas Keller in penning more accessible, simplified cookery books for the at-home chef.

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain in an episode of Parts Unknown.

Appetites will be photographed by Bobby Fisher, and the cover illustrated by British cartoonist Ralph Steadman, best known for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson.

The book will also feature a bonus pull-out poster of a deconstructed burger, as seen by Nathan Myhrvold, the culinary scientist behind the encyclopaedic series Modernist Cuisine.

Bourdain’s last cookbook, Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook Strategies, Recipes, and Techniques of Classic Bistro Cooking, was published in 2004 based on the recipes he cooked at the iconic French brasserie in New York.

He currently hosts the travel docu-series Parts Unknown on CNN.

Appetites is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2016. – AFP Relaxnews