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
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.
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 *