Globetrotting food raconteur Anthony Bourdain has released new details on a North American tour that will hit 15 cities and help promote his first cookbook in more than 10 years.

To coincide with the release of Appetites, Bourdain – best known as the former enfant terrible of the food world and the irreverent host of the CNN series Parts Unknown – has announced plans to hit the road this fall in a live tour and stage act.

“The Hunger” tour kicks off on the east coast in October in Boston and New York, before heading out west to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Toronto will be Bourdain’s only Canadian stop.

Described as a book for the home cook, Appetites distills 40 years of travel and professional cookery into a repertoire of some of the chef’s favourite recipes – dishes he serves his own family and friends in his New York home.

Expect comfort foods like roast chicken with lemon and butter, and candied sweet potatoes – minus the marshmallows.

doc6phr02d0njoaq4hscpiPhotos are taken by Bobby Fisher and the cover illustrated by British cartoonist Ralph Steadman, best known for his collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson.

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

Bourdain’s cookbook is set to be released on the same day as Ina Garten’s latest title Cooking for Jeffrey, which refers to her husband.

Incidentally, Bourdain describes himself as a “psychotic, anally retentive, bad tempered Ina Garten.”

Appetites is published by Ecco and out Oct 25, 2016. The book retails for US$37.50 and is now available for pre-order. – AFP Relaxnews