A.B.’s roasted cauliflower with sesame is the cauliflower recipe of all recipes. A.B. of course, is Anthony Bourdain a chef, author and legendary television host. He was self-deprecating to a fault about his cooking abilities, but when you hang with the likes of Eric Ripert among others, it’s hard to hang. This dish however, proves he had his moments and it stands up to any side I have ever eaten.
I received his cookbook, Appetites, for Christmas. Someone put together the facts that I am a fan, and I like to cook. It’s a thoughtful gift that I will put to good use. This is the recipe I chose to accompany lasagna bolognese for a family dinner and it didn’t last long. It’s so delicious that I could compulsively eat it all, if others weren’t clamoring for some themselves. Famous chef recipes are notorious for using rare ingredients and being difficult to make, but this is so simple the effort vs. taste equation makes it a bargain.
And just one more thing…
I have faithfully recorded this recipe editing only the #, &^, and @! from the original text. If you have read any of A.B.’s books you know what I mean.