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  • Published: 3 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473564404
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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The Book of St John

Over 100 brand new recipes from London's iconic restaurant




The best-loved and seminal recipes from Fergus Henderson's iconic London restaurant.

'The Book of St John is too witty to be a manifesto, but it is a sturdy invocation of the need for comfort, generosity and ritual at the table. And it is a gurglingly delightful compendium of - quite simply - delicious ideas and stories' Nigella Lawson'An unutterable joy from the team behind one of the most influential and important restaurants in Britain ... This is much more than a book of recipes, though (glorious as they are). It's also about the importance of the table, of feasting, of friendship, of the white cloth napkin on your knee. And it sings of simple but wonderful pleasures: a bacon sandwich and a glass of cider, a doughnut and a glass of champagne.'Diana Henry, The Telegraph'The Book of St. JOHN, part food gospel, part memoir, part recipe book.' Observer Food MonthlyJoin the inimitable Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver as they welcome you into their world-famous restaurant, inviting you to celebrate 25 years of unforgettable, innovative food.Established in 1994, St. JOHN has become renowned for its simplicity, its respect for quality ingredients and for being a pioneer in zero waste cooking - they strive to use every part of an ingredient, from leftover stale bread for puddings, bones for broths and stocks, to typically unused parts of the animal (such as the tongue) being made the hero of a dish. Recipes include: Braised rabbit, mustard and baconOx tongue, carrots and caper sauceDuck fat toastSmoked cod's roe, egg and potato cakeConfit suckling pig shoulder and dandelionThe Smithfield pickled cucumbersSt. JOHN chutneyButterbean, rosemary and garlic wuzzHoney and bay rice puddingFeaturing all the best-loved seminal recipes as well as comprehensive menus and wine recommendations, Fergus and Trevor will take a look back at the ethos and working practices of a food dynasty that has inspired a generation of chefs and home cooks.

  • Published: 3 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473564404
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
Categories:

About the authors

Fergus Henderson

Fergus Henderson MBE co-founded St. JOHN in 1994 with Trevor Gulliver, following on from the Henderson’s cult French House in Soho. The original St. JOHN Smithfield quickly earned a reputation for its concise and innovative menu and became a must-visit destination on the London restaurant scene. Fergus is known for his promotion of nose to tail eating. St. JOHN now have two more restaurants in London – Bread and Wine on Commercial Street and the Neal’s Yard Bakery.

Trevor Gulliver

Trevor Gulliver opened St. JOHN in Smithfield with Fergus Henderson in 1994. The original St. JOHN Smithfield quickly earned a reputation for its concise and innovative menu and became a must-visit destination on the London restaurant scene. St. JOHN now have two more restaurants in London – Bread and Wine on Commercial Street and the Neal’s Yard Bakery.

Praise for The Book of St John

The Book of St John is too witty to be a manifesto, but it is a sturdy invocation of the need for comfort, generosity and ritual at the table. And it is a gurglingly delightful compendium of - quite simply - delicious ideas and stories

Nigella Lawson

Legendary and lovely. Long May it last

Simon Hopkinson

Fergus and Trevor are generous, infectious and wonderful human beings, matched only by the restaurants they run. Their influence on the British food scene in the last twenty years cannot be rivalled by many others and this book is a true celebration of their legacy

Angela Hartnett

Fergus and Trevor know what’s good – everything! We should all follow their example and learn to enjoy what we can, while we can. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them

David Chang

There was British food, and then there was St. JOHN. This wonderful book celebrates twenty-five years of the radical, brave and delicious world that is St. JOHN. Fergus has written that he is more cosmic than earth bound. For me, he is both: a tree with roots that are strong, with branches that reach up to the stars

Ruth Rogers

The Book of St. JOHN is very beautiful

Robert Elms, BBC Radio London

This splendid volume is full of ebullient food aphorisms. To open its stylish pages is to live for a while in a Britain where seed cake and Madeira were taken for elevenses.

Bee Wilson, Sunday Times Best cookbooks of the year

With its boundary-pushing British cuisine, relaxed and jolly tone and filling, comforting food to share, it's certainly one to treasure.

Crumbs, Bath and Bristol

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