The Prawn Cocktail Years

by Simon Hopkinson and Lindsey Bareham

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Recommended by

Felicity Cloake

Food writer and author

So much more than mere culinary nostalgic navel gazing, this is a glorious celebration of the recipes that shaped the British palate in the twentieth century, in their very best form. Trust me, you've never tasted a chicken kiev like it.

Simon Majumdar

Food writer, author and broadcaster

Hopkinson's "Roast Chicken" rightfully gets most of the attention, but fans of recipes from yesteryear should not neglect this treasure of a cookbook.

Luke Honey

Writer, Blogger & Art Dealer

In fact, anything by the great Simon Hopkinson must be included. If only the list could be longer. One of the best books on post-war British food.

Adrian Chiles

Broadcaster and Writer

Nostalgia for the food of the seventies and eighties, which is when I was growing up and eating out for the first time.

Laura Mason

Author and food historian

Worth it for the lasagna recipe alone. The kind of food I heard about when growing up.

Valentina Harris

Author and Chef

Because it is such a good read and full of nostalgic fun

Claire Ptak

Chef-owner, Violet Cakes