The Bibendum Cookbook by Terence Conran, Simon Hopkinson
Housed in the historic Michelin building, Bibendum restaurant has been an iconic part of the London restaurant scene for 25 years. Celebrated head chef Simon Hopkinson takes the ethos of Bibendum cooking-fine seasonal ingredients prepared simply-and brings it to the home with this unique volume. More than simply a classic cookbook, these 40 superb recipes are a gastronomic testament to an iconic landmark. Try the spiced artichoke salad, Piedmontese peppers, roast mallard with spiced quince compote, or even the infamous Sussex pond pudding. This is stripped-down, stylish food at its best: easy to prepare, generous in flavor, and great to share with others. With stunning color photography throughout, this is a culinary journey worth savoring.
Terence Conran is one of the world's leading restaurateurs, designers, furniture-makers and retailers. He has transformed the experience of eating out in London with his acclaimed restaurants: Almeida, Bibendum, Bluebird, Coq d'Argent, Floridita, Orrery, Quaglino's, Sartoria, Zinc Bar & Grill and the 'Gastrodrome' at Tower Bridge that encompasses Le Pont de la Tour, Cantina del Ponte, Butlers Wharf Chop House and Blue Print Cafe. Simon is one of Britain's most highly regarded food writers. His regular and much-loved column in the Independent won him the Glenfiddich Award for Cookery Writing no less than three times and Roast Chicken and Other Stories won both the Andre Simon and Glenfiddich Awards. It has also recently been voted 'the most useful cookbook' by a panel of chefs. In 1995 Matthew started working with Simon Hopkinson at Hilaire Restaurant in Old Brompton Road, London and left with him to open Bibendum in 1987 where he became Head Chef in 1995. Matthew has continued to lead the critically acclaimed restaurant to this day.