The Prawn Cocktail Years

While Lindsey Bareham was helping Simon Hopkinson put together his best selling book, Roast Chicken and Other Stories, the two of them began to reminisce about hotel and restaurant dishes they had grown up with and always loved those Cinderellas of the kitchen that we abandoned in our quest for the wilder shores of gastronomy Classics such as Duck a l Orange, Weiner SchnWhile Lindsey Bareham was helping Simon Hopkinson put together his best selling book, Roast Chicken and Other Stories, the two of them began to reminisce about hotel and restaurant dishes they had grown up with and always loved those Cinderellas of the kitchen that we abandoned in our quest for the wilder shores of gastronomy Classics such as Duck a l Orange, Weiner Schnitzel, Moussaka, Garlic Mushrooms and, of course, Prawn Cocktail, have all been slung out like old lovers but when made with fine, fresh ingredients and prepared with care and a genuine love of good eating, these former favourites should grace the most discerning of tables.The Prawn Cocktail Years sets out to rehabilitate the food we once loved and found exciting In so doing, the authors take us on a cook s tour of the legendary post war hotels and gentlemen s clubs with their Mulligatawny and Shepherd s Pie, to the bistros of Swinging London where Pat Maison and sizzling Escargots excited the braver palate Then there were the first Italian trattorias where Saltimbocca and Oranges in Caramel were the order of the day and the Continental restaurants with their exotic offerings of Beef Stroganoff, Chicken Kiev and Rhum Baba Recipes for all these old favourites have been brought back to life as well as those classics that were once described as the Great British Meal Prawn Cocktail, Steak Garni with Chips and Black Forest Gateau Cooked as they should be, this much derided and often ridiculed dinner is still something very special indeed The prawn cocktail years are staging a comeback .
The Prawn Cocktail Years While Lindsey Bareham was helping Simon Hopkinson put together his best selling book Roast Chicken and Other Stories the two of them began to reminisce about hotel and restaurant dishes they had gro

  • Title: The Prawn Cocktail Years
  • Author: Simon Hopkinson Lindsey Bareham
  • ISBN: 9780718149802
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Prawn Cocktail Years”

    1. This really is an essential for any British cook's bookshelf. Hopkinson and Bareham are seriously expert cooks. It's fascinating to compare their receipes to the 'originals'. You'll never buy another (horrible) fishcake again from a supermarket. Instead you'll follow the quick & simple (12 ingredient) receipe on pages 80-81. This book is also a really good read (remember its zero calories if you don't actually cook anything); and is packed with interesting information about iconic British di [...]

    2. Fabulous recipe book. Easy to follow and delicious results. I lived through the prawn cocktail years and this is a wonderfully nostalgic collection.

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