The Complete Nose to Tail
A Kind of British Cooking
'It would be disingenuous to the animal not to make the most of the whole beast; there is a set of delights, textural and flavoursome, which lie beyond the fillet.' Thus Fergus Henderson set out his stall when he opened St. John in 1995, now one of the world's most admired restaurants. His Nose to Tail books are full of exhilarating recipes for dishes that combine high sophistication with peasant thriftiness. Now the books are to be joined together in a compendious volume, The Complete Nose to Tail, with additional new recipes and more brilliant photography from Jason Lowe. This collection of recipes includes traditional favourites like Eccles cakes, devilled kidneys, and seed cake with a glass of Madeira, as well as many St. John classics for more adventurous gastronomes - roast bone marrow and parsley salad, deep-fried tripe and pot-roast half pig's head to name but a few. With a dozen new recipes on top of 250 existing ones, more than 100 quirky photos and exceptional production values, The Complete Nose to Tail is not only comprehensive but extremely desirable.
Fergus Henderson trained as an architect before becoming a chef. He opened the French House Dining Room in 1992 before two years later starting St. John, which is on the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Fergus continues to develop projects in the principle of Nose to Tail eating.
A cult masterpiece Anthony Bourdain A fantastic book, wonderful stories with nostalgic and inspiring recipes - an essential book for honest cooks Jamie Oliver His cooking and recipes are a joy Nigel Slater This is an unbeatable collection of recipes Telegraph Masterly -- Fay Maschler Evening Standard A volume to treasure and adore -- Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday A glutinous compendium of classic recipes ... eccentric photographs add a frisson of fun Independent