Synopses & Reviews
Roast Chicken and Other Stories
provide 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 foood is always honest and inviting, designedto please rather than simply to impress.
Alphabetically arranged, this work offers 160 recipes designed to please rather than simply impress. There is a chapter on each food and it presents recipes that can be prepared by anyone with basic cooking skills. From grilled aubergine with pesto to roast chicken and homemade ice cream.
About the Author
Simon Hopkinson is widely respected by chefs and food writers. He left school at 17 to work in a Normandy restaurant and became the founding chef at the Bibendum, London, in 1987. He retired in 1995 to concentrate on his writing. In 2005 Simon’s Roast Chicken and Other Stories was nominated as "the most useful recipe book ever written" by a panel of gastronomes in Waitrose Food Illustrated.