Roast Chicken and Other Stories

by Simon Hopkinson | Cooking, Food & Wine |
ISBN: 1401308627 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/1/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, December 01, 2017
I found this handsome hardcover at a local thrift shop. It's a chatty cookbook with some personal notes, nods to favorite chefs, and a variety of recipes from basic to intricate (leaning towards the doable-by-the-average-person, which is nice). I enjoyed the author's comments on how he discovered certain foods, his own prejudices, and the proper handling of favorite ingredients.

Grouped by ingredient, it touches on everything from asparagus to tripe, potatoes to brains, and - of course - chicken. Among the recipes I noted down for possible future use were a dark-caramel ice cream, roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic (LOTS of garlic - two whole heads, roasted along with the potatoes!), and saffron mashed potatoes, but there are loads more, all very tempting.

Among the references to other authors was one strong recommendation for French Cooking in Ten Minutes, by Edouard de Pomiane, which I'd enjoyed; I was tickled to find it mentioned here (in the "tomato" section).

Lovely and inspirational cookbook!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, 51 Mountain Rd. in Concord, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Released 11 mos ago (3/1/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, 51 Mountain Rd. in Concord, New Hampshire USA

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*** Released for the 2018 Wine+Food Release Challenge. ***

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