Roast Chicken and Other Stories

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Hyperion, Sep 4, 2007 - Cooking - 240 pages
"Good cooking depends on two things: common sense and good taste."

In England, no food writer's star shines brighter than Simon Hopkinson's, whose breakthrough Roast Chicken and Other Stories was voted the most useful cookbook ever by a panel of chefs, food writers, and consumers. At last, American cooks can enjoy endearing stories from the highly acclaimed food writer and his simple yet elegant recipes.

In this richly satisfying culinary narrative, Hopkinson shares his unique philosophy on the limitless possibilities of cooking. With its friendly tone backed by the author's impeccable expertise, this cookbook can help anyone -- from the novice cook to the experienced chef -- prepare down-right delicious cuisine . . . and enjoy every minute of it!

Irresistible recipes in this book include:

Eggs FlorentineChocolate TartPoached Salmon with Beurre BlancAnd, of course, the book's namesake recipe, Roast Chicken

Winner of both the 1994 Andr Simon and 1995 Glenfiddich awards (the gastronomic world's equivalent to an Oscar), this acclaimed book will inspire anyone who enjoys sharing the ideas of a truly creative cook and delights in getting the best out of good ingredients.

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User Review  - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing

In Second Helpings of Roast Chicken, author Simon Hopkinson explores 47 ingredients from almonds to vinegar in a very enjoyable way. If you are wanting new inspirations in the kitchen, order and read ... Read full review

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User Review  - kevmalone - LibraryThing

The author states he is a fan of Elizabeth David (my favorite cookery writer) and he tries a similar approach to hers - rather than a litany of recipes he separates the book alphabetically by ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Author Bio: Simon Hopkinson was born and raised in Lancashire. From his first restaurant job at age 17, La Normandie restaurant, where he worked under the tutelage of Yves Champeau, he then moved to London to set up Bibendum (right) in Kensington with Sir Terence Conran, which he left to pursue his food writing. He has written an award-winning column for The Independent since 1995. He lives in London.

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