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Roast Chicken and Other Stories
About the book
  • Published: 25 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446407509
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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Roast Chicken and Other Stories




Now available in a new paperbook format, Roast Chicken and Other Stories is the winner of the prestigious Andre Simon Food Book of the Year award 1994, Glenfiddich award 1995 and the Waitrose Food Illustrated award in 2005

Roast Chicken and Other Stories provides an insight into Simon Hopkinson's unique style of unpretentious cooking with 160 of his favourite recipes. Simon Hopkinson's forty favourite ingredients include everyday basics as potatoes, chicken and cod as well as more exotic foods such as asparagus and truffles. The book is arranged alphabetically with a chapter on each food. Unable to hide his great love of food, Hopkinson writes about why he likes each particular ingredient, and gives sensible advice on quality, variety and good cooking principles together with the recipes. The book is aimed at home cooks and all the recipes can be prepared by anyone with basic cooking skills. From Grilled Augergine with Pesto to Roast Chicken and Homemade Ice Cream, Simon Hopkinson's food is always honest and inviting, designed to please rather than simply to impress.

  • Pub date: 25 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446407509
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
Categories:

About the Authors

Lindsey Bareham

Lindsey Bareham started to cook seriously when she was asked to edit the restaurant section of Time Out and has built a reputation for recipes that always work, taste good and are easy to achieve, even by the most inexperienced cook. She wrote a daily after-work recipe for the Evening Standard for eight years and currently writes the much-loved Dinner Tonight column for The Times. She is the author of twelve cookery books including In Praise of the Potato, A Celebration of Soup, Dinner in a Dash and The Fish Store. She wrote The Prawn Cocktail Years with Simon Hopkinson and helped him write Roast Chicken and Other Stories, which has been voted The Most Useful Cookery Book Ever by chefs and food writers.

Simon Hopkinson

Born in Bury, Lancashire, Simon Hopkinson left school at 17 to begin a career as a chef. He opened his first restaurant, the Shed, near Fishguard, just before his 21st birthday. In 1983 he launched himself on the London restaurant scene, becoming chef at Hilaire in the Old Brompton Road. He swiftly found himself one of the most acclaimed young chefs in the business and his friendship with Terence Conran led to the opening of Bibendum in the restored Michelin building in 1987. He retired as a full-time chef in 1995 to concentrate more on writing. As well as Roast Chicken and Other Stories his books include Gammon & Spinach (1998) and The Prawn Cocktail Years (1999) and he also writes a column in the Independent. His critically acclaimed cookery writing has won him the André Simon award, and the Glenfiddich Award three times.


Praise for Roast Chicken and Other Stories

“A brilliant book: straightforward, readable and full of good things”

Rachel Cooke, Observer

“The most useful cookbook of all time”

Waitrose Food Illustrated

“Retro, yet somehow timeless, it is a delightful, engaging read”

Telegraph Weekend

“Clear, unpretentious vision...Hopkinson is the best”

Daily Telegraph

“Brilliant, easy to use, always entertaining”

Daily Mirror

“If you love to cook, this will become a sauce-splattered favourite - and it contains the recipes for the finest, simplest chocolate tart known to man.”

Waitrose Food Illustrated

“Excellent”

Spectator

“Simon Hopkinson is a genius...an instinctive gift for knowing what goes with what and what works”

The Tablet

“A tasty read for wannabe wizards in the kitchen”

Sun

“No kitchen should be without it”

Easy Living

“A delightful, engaging read”

Telegraph Weekend

“Simon Hopkinson has an amazing ability to write recipes for the home cook that are accessible, practical and exciting”

William Sitwell, Waitrose Food Illustrated


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