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The sequel to the phenomenally successful Roast Chicken and Other Stories, voted the most useful cookbook of all time by Waitrose Food Illustrated

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, a section on curry with Constance Spry's original Coronation chicken salad dressing and a section on duck with Braised duck with peas and the 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.


This is a magical book...amazing

William Sitwell, Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated of Roast Chicken and Other Stories volume 1

A brilliant book: straightforward, readable and full of good things

Rachel Cooke, Observer

Clear, unpretentious vision...Hopkinson is the best

Daily Telegraph

An extremely useful book...you could certainly cook from it with reliably good results forever

Philip Hensher, Independent

Brilliant, easy to use, always entertaining

Daily Mirror



Simon Hopkinson is a genius...an instinctive gift for knowing what goes with what and what works

The Tablet

A tasty read for wannabe wizards in the kitchen


No kitchen should be without it

Easy Living

A delightful, engaging read

Telegraph Weekend

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  • Second Helpings of Roast Chicken
    Simon Hopkinson



    June 8, 2011

    Ebury Digital

    304 pages

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    August 1, 2006

    Ebury Press

    304 pages

    RRP $39.99

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