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Roast Chicken and Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson
Book DescriptionRoast 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 cookbook 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091871000
(210mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Simon Hopkinson
Simon Hopkinson Cooks, Hardback (September 2013)
The author is a man who has dedicated his life to searching out the very best recipes. In this book, he has created 12 menus offering dishes that not only taste good, but also complement each other perfectly.
Vegetarian Option, Hardback (August 2012)
In The Vegetarian Option Simon Hopkinson focuses entirely on cooking mouth-watering recipes without meat or fish. Using fresh good-quality produce and combining appropriate ingredients in season are key to Simon Hopkinson's cooking.
Good Cook, Hardback (June 2011)
Based on the author's belief that a good cook loves eating as much as cooking, this title tells how the ingredients you choose and the way you cook them will turn a good recipe into a great dish, and that a cheap cut of meat cooked with care can taste as nice as a choice cut prepared by indifferent hands.
Prawn Cocktail Years, Hardback (November 2006)» View all books by Simon Hopkinson
Classics such as Duck a l'Orange, Weiner Schnitzel, and Prawn Cocktail, have all been slung out like old lovers but when made with fine, fresh ingredients and prepared with care and a genuine love of good eating, these favourites should grace the discerning of tables. This book sets out to rehabilitate the food we once loved and found exciting.
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Author Biography - 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 and Second Helpings of Roast Chicken 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 Andre Simon award, and the Glenfiddich Award three times.
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