Anthony Bourdain Is Doing a Multi-City Tour For His New Book, ‘Appetites’

It’s said to be his biggest book since ‘Kitchen Confidential.”

Anthony Bourdain back cover appetites
Bobby Fisher

Star chef and Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Anthony Bourdain clearly has no idea he’s nearly 60 and supposed to be chilling and yelling at kids to put the top back on the jar of cheese balls. No, Eater reports that the host of CNN’s globe-trotting Parts Unknown isn’t just dropping his biggest book since Kitchen Confidential in October, 2016, he’ll also go on a 15-city tour for the new book. As the book is titled Appetites: A Cookbook, the tour has an appropriately complementary title, “The Hunger.” 

The front cover by Ralph Steadman.

Appetites, co-written with Bourdain’s longtime assistant Laurie Woolever and featuring the manic art of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas illustrator Ralph Steadman will feature Bourdain at his most Bourdain-ish, holding forth in part on the basics of home cooking. As Eater notes, that includes this dictum we appreciate regarding whipping up candied sweet potatoes: “Put those goddamn marshmallows away.” Word, Chef Bourdain. 

Courtesy of Eater, here’s Bourdain’s tour schedule for “The Hunger”:

Friday, October 7 | Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Saturday, October 8 | Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, CT
Sunday, October 9 | Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Barnes & Noble Union Square, New York CityWednesday, October 26, 2016 | Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, DC

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | Palace Theatre, Columbus

Sunday, October 30, 2016 | Fox Theatre, Detroit
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | Sony Centre, Toronto
Saturday, November 12, 2016 | The Fabulous Fox, St Louis

Sunday, November 13, 2016 | The Paramount Theatre, Seattle
Monday, November 14, 2016 | Pantages Theatre, Los AngelesWednesday, November 16, 2016 | SF Opera House, San Francisco
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | SJ Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose

Friday, November 18, 2016 | Bellco Theatre, Denver

Appetites will $37.50 and you can pre-order it today. It won’t hit the shelves until October 25. Tickets for Bourdain’s “The Hunger” begin presale on May 2. Keep an eye on Anthony Bourdain’s tour website for further details on general ticket sales. 

If you don’t, he might want to have a talk with you in the ring. 

h/t Eater