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Summer dining with Simon Rimmer & Hoover

A taste of the Mediterranean

With summer gently arriving on UK shores, our thoughts are quickly turning to al fresco dining and the easiest ways to impress dinner guests.

Rich in full-bodied flavours such as sun-blushed tomatoes and smoky chorizo, this dish packs a taste of the Mediterranean. And if you’re looking to boost your wellbeing and culinary skills with a range of new and impressive recipes you’ve come to the right place. 

As celebrity chef; Simon Rimmer teams up with Hoover at Foodies Festival in Birmingham on Saturday 22nd June, this mouth-watering, med-style casserole is our dish of the month, to help you cook the way you live.



Quick, easy, delicious. Cook the way you live with Simon’s sensational Chicken and Chorizo Casserole.

Ingredients (serves 4)

450g chicken thighs, skin on but deboned

1 onion, sliced

clove crushed garlic

200g chopped chorizo

glug dry sherry

450g tinned, rinsed butterbeans

tbs chopped parsley

tin chopped toms

200ml chicken stock

100g peas


1. In a deep, heavy bottomed pan, fry the thighs and then remove from the pan.

2. Fry the chorizo for 2 minutes and then add sherry.

3. In the same pan add diced onion and garlic, before adding the tomatoes.

4. Now add the chicken, peas, beans and stock. Mix well and don’t forget to season. 

5. Bake, covered at 180c for approx. 45mins and finish with chopped parsley. Best served with crusty bread.

Join Simon Rimmer in the Hoover Chefs Theatre at Foodies Festival in Birmingham.



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Join us 9th, 10th & 11th July at Cheshire Foodies Festival 2021 for our biggest celebration yet of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music. See live performances from much-loved headliners and watch great performances from 50 emerging bands and soloists from the Maidstone area.

Much loved chart topping headliners Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Scouting For Girls & Toploader will be performing across our summer series.

Watch Celebrity MasterChef Winners cooking live in The Chefs Theatre along with other top local chefs will all be sharing their signature summer recipes and top tips. Try sweet treats and watch Bake Off Winners in The Cake & Desserts Theatre and taste the best wines and champagnes in The Drinks Theatre. Kids learn to cook in The Kids Theatre by SuperChefs. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Foodies Festival this summer for a fun filled day out!

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