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Roast Chicken and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 1401308627

ISBN-13: 9781401308629

Edition: 2006

Authors: Simon Hopkinson, Flo Bayley, Flo Bayley

List price: $24.95
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How does Simon Hopkinson define a truly great cookbook? To him the most important thing is that the author has to need to cook, and must have passion. And indeed, passion and a lifetime of expertise is what make this book tick. Making a long overdue debut beyond the UK, this is a stroll through 40 of Simon Hopkinson's favorite ingredients, from anchovy and asparagus to lamb and leeks to tripe and veal, with a charming introduction to each that??'s rich with anecdotes from Hopkinson??'s impressive career and cameo appearances from his favorite chefs and food writers.& nbsp; The recipes are robust and flavorful, using simple techniques and clean flavors to truly let the ingredients shine. He…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Hyperion Press
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Simon Hopkinson was born in 1954 and grew up in Bury, Lancashire, where his love of good eating was established at the kitchen table. He left school at seventeen to work in the kitchen of Yves Champeau, the acclaimed chef-patron of the Normandie in Birtle where the flavours of regional French cooking made a lasting impression on him. He set up on his own at the Shed in Dinas near Fishguard at the age of twenty-one and in 1978 became the youngest chef to win an Egon Ronay star. In 1983 he launched himself on the London restaurant scene as chef at the newly opened Hilaire on the Old Brompton Road and swiftly found himself one of the most acclaimed young chefs in the business. His friendship…