Simon Hopkinson - Author

About the Author

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, The Prawn Cocktail Years (written jointly with Lindsey Bareham), Week In, Week Out and The Vegetarian Option. His critically acclaimed cookery writing has won him the Andre Simon award, and the Glenfiddich Award three times.

Featured books by Simon Hopkinson

Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Author: Simon Hopkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2013

Simon is a man who has dedicated his life to searching out the very best recipes. In Simon Hopkinson Cooks, he has created 12 menus offering dishes that not only taste good, but also complement each other perfectly. For Simon, cooking is about care, precision and love, and combining his professional skills with his understanding of home cooking, once again, he has created delicious recipes you will enjoy making - and eating. From the author of the number 1 best-selling book, The Good Cook, here are some more seriously good recipes.

The Good Cook

The Good Cook

Author: Simon Hopkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2011

Winner of the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year Award 2011. Simon Hopkinson loves food and he knows how to cook it. The ingredients you choose and the way you cook them will turn a good recipe into a great dish. A cheap cut of meat cooked with care can taste as nice as a choice cut prepared by indifferent hands. Structured around Simon's passion for good ingredients (Anchovy and Aubergine, Cheese and Wine, Smoked and Salted Fish, Ham, Bacon and A Little Pig) and written with Simon's trademark perfectionism and precision, this is a book that you will cherish for life.

Other books by Simon Hopkinson

The Vegetarian Option Simple, vegetarian, delicious

The Vegetarian Option Simple, vegetarian, delicious

Author: Simon Hopkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

'Simon Hopkinson is a classically trained chef with the heart of a home cook.' Nigella Lawson 'The Vegetarian Option performs the brilliant feat of being vegetarian without being vegetarian. Without an ounce of quorn or the merest sight of a nut cutlet, every recipe illuminates, and there is nothing you would not want to eat' Rowley Leigh Now more than ever, people are turning to vegetarian food. But how to know when to really eat a tomato, or the best way to get flavour from a gifted marrow? Simon Hopkinson's classic, simple recipes will solve any dilemma, accompanied by beautiful essays on subjects from the joy of bay leaves to the enlivening zippiness of a lemon. The key to Simon Hopkinson's cooking is using seasonal ingredients and good-quality produce. With recipes for everything from a quick supper to the perfect cocktail and accompanying snack, The Vegetarian Option is not written exclusively for vegetarians, but as a fresh source of inspiration for all genuine food lovers.

Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Simon Hopkinson Cooks

Author: Simon Hopkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2013

Simon is a man who has dedicated his life to searching out the very best recipes. In Simon Hopkinson Cooks, he has created 12 menus offering dishes that not only taste good, but also complement each other perfectly. For Simon, cooking is about care, precision and love, and combining his professional skills with his understanding of home cooking, once again, he has created delicious recipes you will enjoy making - and eating. From the author of the number 1 best-selling book, The Good Cook, here are some more seriously good recipes.

The Good Cook

The Good Cook

Author: Simon Hopkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2011

Winner of the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year Award 2011. Simon Hopkinson loves food and he knows how to cook it. The ingredients you choose and the way you cook them will turn a good recipe into a great dish. A cheap cut of meat cooked with care can taste as nice as a choice cut prepared by indifferent hands. Structured around Simon's passion for good ingredients (Anchovy and Aubergine, Cheese and Wine, Smoked and Salted Fish, Ham, Bacon and A Little Pig) and written with Simon's trademark perfectionism and precision, this is a book that you will cherish for life.

Second Helpings of Roast Chicken

Second Helpings of Roast Chicken

Author: Simon Hopkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Second Helpings of Roast Chicken takes forty-seven of Simon Hopkinson's favourite ingredients as a starting point. There is a section on apples with a perfect apple tart recipe, a section on curry recipes with Constance Spry's original Coronation chicken salad dressing and a section on duck, with recipes for Braised duck with peas and classic Roast duck and apple sauce. There are also recipes for Pear and ginger sponge, 'a good' Waldorf salad, Armenian lamb pilaf, Baked whole plaice with lemon butter sauce and what is, quite simply, the best Bloody Mary. Roast Chicken and Other Stories was voted the most useful cookbook of all time by Waitrose Food Illustrated and also won the Andre Simon and Glenfiddich awards. Second Helpings of Roast Chicken will provide new inspiration the many fans of Simon Hopkinson's sensible, practical, creative approach to cooking and love of good food, prepared to please rather than simply impress.

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