Books

the accidental vegetarian


When Simon Rimmer bought a small vegetarian restaurant, he had no idea how to cook. Armed with two cookbooks and heaps of enthusiasm, he and a friend created the best vegetarian restaurant in Manchester, famous for its unusual food and lovely atmosphere. A confirmed meat eater, Simon had to rethink his cooking and has created vegetarian recipes to please even the most dedicated carnivore.  

This book is a collection of some of his recipes that are quick to prepare but totally delicious. From good old favourites like macaroni cheese to Simon's more exotic fusion creations such as spicy beetroot and coconut soup, The Accidental Vegetarian will kill the lentil and sandal image of vegetarianism forever!

more from the accidential vegetarian


Building on the success of his highly acclaimed book The Accidental Vegetarian, Simon Rimmer returns with another helping of innovative, mouth-watering and flavour-packed vegetarian food. Based on the menus at his award-winning restaurant, Greens, More from the Accidental Vegetarian takes its inspiration from all over the world. Simon imaginatively combines ingredients to create a unique cooking style that he describes as 'magpie cuisine'. 

These simple, quick recipes are big on taste and creativity. So go ahead - indulge in a steaming bowl of Hot and Sour Soup, enjoy a comforting Peppered Mushroom and Stilton Pie, or warm up with a tasty Vegetable Curry. Then finish your meal with a delicious Honey, Ricotta and Pistachio Cheesecake or Banoffee Pie. 

Breaking the mould of vegetarian cookery, Simon Rimmer presents a selection of irresistible dishes that will satisfy all who eat them, vegetarian and carnivores alike.

the sunday brunch cookbook


Enjoy 100 delicious, fuss-free and easy recipes from your favourite weekend food and chat show. Find quick and easy mid-week meals, simple slow cooking, and dinners you can get on the table in under 30-minutes. 

Make lazy breakfasts and brunches, roasts, curries, bbqs and delicious sharing plates for the whole family or to share with friends. And don’t forget about pudding and drinkipoos! 

 Discover proper home comforts and your new family favourites in this gorgeous new cookbook.

Something for the Weekend

Something for the Weekend is a hugely successful Sunday morning BBC series; a cookery-come-chat show hosted by Tim Lovejoy and top chef Simon Rimmer. In this, the first cookbook from the series, they have taken 60 recipes from the show s most popular feature to create the ultimate cookery book of laid back brunch meals. Chapters include recipes for all occasions, whether you re slumped on the sofa with the hangover from hell or you ve got the in-laws round and want to make a good impression, or perhaps entertaining someone special. Dishes include Tim s favourite service station Scotch Eggs and Sausage Rolls as well as Blueberry Pancakes, Mushroom and Parmesan Torte, Meat Feast Calzone and Tomato and Mozzarella Cakes. Whether you re craving carbs, fancy something sweet or feel like a healthy start to the day, Tim and Simon make it effortlessly easy to cook up something delicious.

Men love pies, Girls like Humus

This is Simon Rimmer at his best scrumptious, unfussy, satisfying meals to share for all occasions. After seven years presenting the hugely successful Something for the Weekend and now as frontman for the equally popular Sunday Brunch, Simon Rimmer knows how to whip up delicious, fun, exotic and traditional food to really indulge in over the weekend. Men Love Pies, Girls Like Hummus is the perfect combination of delicious, modern dishes, personal anecdotes and the approachable laid back voice that has made Simon so popular around the UK.

With chapters including 'Tim hates coriander', 'I like Prawns but they don't like me' and 'A muckment of sauce', Simon brings his inimitable style to the table. Recipes like Goan Green Chicken Curry, Beetroot & Celeriac Filo Pie with Honeyed Tomato Sauce or Blackcurrant Mousse Cake provide a variety of dishes that will please everyone including your partner, parents, friends and even unexpected visitors!