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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, with extracts, by Simon Hopkinson

Simon Hopkinson Cooks by Simon Hopkinson
Simon Hopkinson Cooks
Simon Hopkinson
The author is a man who has dedicated his life to searching out the very best recipes. In this book, he has created 12 menus offering dishes that not only taste good, but also complement each other perfectly.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2013
The Good Cook by Simon Hopkinson
The Good Cook
Simon Hopkinson
Winner of the Galaxy Food & Drink Book of the Year Award 2011. The Good Cook is the result of over 40 years' experience and is based on Simon's belief that a good cook loves eating as much as cooking.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/06/2011

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