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Roast Chicken and Other Stories: A Recipe Book

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Author: Simon HopkinsonBrand: Ebury PressFeatures: New Mint Condition Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon Guaranteed packaging No quibbles returns Binding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 224Release Date: 02-09-1999Details: Product Description ‘There’s not a recipe here I don’t want to eat immediately.’ - Nigella LawsonRoast Chicken and Other Stories provides...

Author: Simon Hopkinson

Brand: Ebury Press


  • New
  • Mint Condition
  • Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon
  • Guaranteed packaging
  • No quibbles returns

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 224

Release Date: 02-09-1999

Details: Product Description ‘There’s not a recipe here I don’t want to eat immediately.’ - Nigella LawsonRoast 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. Amazon Review Simon Hopkinson's much-admired Roast Chicken and Other Stories now appears (unchanged) in Ebury Press's uniform paperback cookbook series, following its original publication in 1995 and a subsequent paperback career. The present edition is handsome, user-friendly and durable, with good paper and secure stitching. These things matter. The book itself is as much an incitement to cook as it ever was. The contents are a stroll through 40 of Simon Hopkinson's favourite ingredients, from anchovy and asparagus to lamb and leeks to tripe and veal, with a discursive introduction to each followed by a number of recipes. Those familiar with Hopkinson's writings will not be surprised that, despite his former reputation as a top restaurant chef (Hilaire and Bibendum in London), the recipes are robust, flavoursome and--if this is the right word-- homely. At any rate, they are all eminently cookable. Mostly they are drawn from the repertoires of British and classic French cooking, with dishes such as "Le Grand Aioli", "Brandade de Morue", "Fruit Fool", "Breast of Lamb Ste-Menehould" and "Omelette Arnold Bennett" giving perhaps an indication of Hopkinson's taste for simple, honest food. Spain and Italy, Australia and South-East Asia also put in an appearance, to vivid effect, with items such as "Gazpacho", "Risotto alla Milanese" and "Coriander and Coconut Soup". Simon Hopkinson's enthusiasm is infectious; his writing is warm and witty. Anyone who hasn't encountered this book in a previous incarnation has a treat in store. -- Robin Davidson Review 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 From the Publisher 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 About the Author 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. Born in Bury, Lancashire, Simon Hopkinson left school at 17 to begin a career as a chef. He opened h

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