Tag Archives: Simon Hopkinson

Smoked haddock, chilli, coriander and ginger pilaf

There are three things that make cooking go well in my opinion: a complete immersion in, and love for the process, the best ingredients and the sort of hunger that allows you to appreciate and wait for the results, rather … Continue reading

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Turning a dullard into a diva: a pork chop transformed

Pork chops; not very exciting are they? Now, a lamb chop, even when it is simply grilled is a thing of beauty already but then throw in some feta, lemon and thyme and, well, it is completely wonderful. It helps … Continue reading

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Christmas begins…

Today has been a day devoted to food. I am spending Christmas with friends, so I thought I’d better make some contributions. First I soaked fruit for the second Dundee cake of the week (Delia’s), made mince pies (Delia’s mincemeat; … Continue reading

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Mushrooms with lemon, garlic, parsley and potato purée

I proofread the new edition of Richard Mabey’s Food For Free last week and I was rather in awe of the number of delicious things that can be had for nothing in the British countryside. First published in 1972 years … Continue reading

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Really easy pork loin with endive

In Paris the other week Jerry and I spent a lot of time talking about chicory, or endive. We both love it and marvelled at the way its bitter leaves melt when cooked for a long period of time and … Continue reading

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Quiche Lorraine…yes, I did mean that

Quiche? Quiche you ask? Have I gone mad and slipped back in time to the days when olive oil was something kept in the medicine cabinet, pork belly was the bit you threw away and lentils were only for the … Continue reading

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Simon Hopkinson’s anchovy and onion tart

I’ve never been much of a fan of telly chefs; I remember vaguely watching the Galloping Gourmet prancing about a kitchen in the days of black and white television, I probably watched some Delia under duress in the seventies and … Continue reading

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