Fergus Henderson caused something of a sensation when he opened his restaurant St John in London in 1995. Set in a former smokehouse near Smithfield meat market, its striking, high-ceilinged white interior provides a dramatic setting for food of dazzling boldness and simplicity. As signalled by the restaurant's logo of a pig (reproduced on the cover of Nose to Tail Eating) and appropriately given the location, at St John the emphasis is firmly on meat. And not the noisettes, fillets, magrets and so forth of standard restaurant portion-control, all piled up into little towers in the middle of the plate- Henderson serves up the inner organs of beasts and fowls in big, exhilarating dishes that combine high sophistication with peasant roughness. Nose to Tail Eating is a collection of these recipes, celebrating, as the title implies, the thrifty rural British traditions of making delicious virtue out of using every part of the animal. Henderson's wonderful signature dish, Roast Bone Marrow and Parsley Salad, is among the starters, along with Grilled, Marinated Calf's Heart and the gruesome-sounding but apparently delicious Rolled Pig's Spleen. He is a great advocate of salting and brining and tends to use saturated animals fats (duck, goose, lard) in quantities that would make a dietician blench. But when the results are dishes of the calibre of Brined Pork Belly, Roasted, Lamb's Tongues, Turnips, Bacon and Salted Duck's Legs, Green Beans, and Cornmeal Dumplings, who cares? Fish at St John avoids the usual fare - no monkfish or red mullet here; instead herring roes, salt cod, eel, brill and skate. Vegetables are mashed (swede, celeriac) or roasted (pumpkin, tomatoes) and he dares to serve boiled brussels sprouts. The puddings (not desserts) are a starry dream of school dinners- Treacle Tart, St John's Eccles Cakes and a 'very nearly perfect' Chocolate Ice Cream. Not perhaps for the faint of heart, but for the adventurous an exciting feast of new and rediscovered flavours and textures.
The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating is a certified "foodie" classic. In it, Fergus Henderson -- whose London restaurant, St. John, is a world-renowned destination for people who love to eat "on the wild side" -- presents the recipes that have marked him out as one of the most innovative, yet traditional, chefs. Here are recipes that hark back to a strong rural tradition of delicious thrift, and that literally represent Henderson's motto, "Nose to Tail Eating" -- be they Pig's Trotter Stuffed with Potato, Rabbit Wrapped in Fennel and Bacon, or his signature dish of Roast Bone Marrow and Parsley Salad. For those of a less carnivorous bent, there are also splendid dishes such as Deviled Crab; Smoked Haddock, Mustard, and Saffron; Green Beans, Shallots, Garlic, and Anchovies; and to keep the sweetest tooth happy, there are gloriously satisfying puddings, notably the St. John Eccles Cakes, and a very nearly perfect Chocolate Ice Cream.
Fergus Henderson is revered throughout the world for his unpretentious and respectful approach to meat. As he says, '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.' In this new collection of recipes, Fergus inspires with more carnivorous classics such as braised shoulder of lamb, pigeon pie, venison liver and pressed pig's ear, as well as extending his no-nonsense approach to the world of breads and sweets - sourdough loaves and lardy cakes, puddings such as chocolate baked Alaska, burnt sheep's milk yoghurt and goat's curd cheesecake, and delicious ice-creams including bay leaf and the famous Dr Henderson. Cooks worldwide will covet and cherish Beyond Nose to Tail, and give it a place of honour on their shelves alongside Fergus's first collection.
Written in the same entertaining and accessible voice that made Nose to Tail Eating a certified foodie classic, this beautiful new collection of recipes by Fergus Henderson teaches you everything you'll ever need to know to prepare even more mouthwatering offal classics, from pork scratching, fennel and ox tongue soup, and pressed pig's ear to sourdough loaves and lardy cakes, chocolate baked Alaska, burnt sheep's milk yogurt, and goat's curd cheesecake, among others. While taking you through more than a hundred simple, easy-to-follow recipes, Henderson explains why nearly every part of every animal we eat is a delicious treat waiting for the hands of a patient cook to prepare it.
Org[An]cyclopedia was created for those curious to explore nose-to-tail eating. Within 100 pages, you'll learn:- Easy explanations to provide to other's that question why you follow a carnivore or animal-based diet- The top four reasons we should all be eating nose-to-tail- Why nose-to-tail eating has become a past time, and why this is an issue - How and why WE fell in love with 'odd parts' (offals)- All about 20 different 'odd parts' (taste, texture, easy preparation methods, nutrients), including liver, heart, trotters, etc...- Tips to take your first bite - How to safely source organ meats, including vital questions to ask your local farmer- How to find a local farmer or butcher- The nutrient differences in cooked versus raw offals- Over 20 frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding nose-to-tail eating, including concern over lead contamination, vitamin A toxicity, & mad cow disease, & how to obtain calcium from animal products, etc...- 4 simple, staple offal recipes to get you started in nose-to-tail eating. We may not be chefs, & we're certainly not doctors, but eating a nose-to-tail carnivore diet has allowed us to take our health back into our own hands, and our culinary expertise to the next level. Now it's your turn.
What does it take to raise a happy pig? Armed with experience from running the largest organic hog operation in Maine, author Alice Percy is well equipped to answer this question. Pigs are much closer to their cousin, the wild boar, than other domesticated animals. Ethically managing pigs requires an understanding of their natural mannerisms, including factors such as social grouping, mating, territory, housing, and, of course, their love of wallowing in the mud. In Happy Pigs Taste Better Percy offers a comprehensive look at raising organic, pasture-fed, gourmet meat. She advises readers on pasturing and feeding hogs organically, as well as managing the breeding herd and administering effective natural healthcare. In addition, she provides an overview of marketing and distribution for those looking to turn their hog farming operation into a lucrative business. This book is the first of its kind to offer an in-depth approach to organic, high-welfare commercial production, including information on: - Designing a hog business from the ground up - Housing pigs, including benefits and drawbacks of various housing systems - Evaluating the nutritional content of common organic feedstuffs - Butchering humanely and economically - Recordkeeping, with templates for financial tracking Whether you're looking to convert a conventional operation to organic, grow your backyard hog operation into a viable business, or start from scratch, this comprehensive book has got you covered, nose to tail.
Heartfelt and wonderfully written, this is the kind of cookbook only butchers who think we should eat less meat could write.' MATTHEW EVANS 'I can't recommend this book highly enough - science-focused but with a contagiously energetic optimism, it's the antidote to despair we so desperately need. Read it, give it to your friends, then cook for them with whole, natural food. We can start repairing our land and nourishing our souls by dinner time.' CHARLOTTE WOOD We live in an affluent era marked by an increasingly fraught relationship to food, and meat is arguably the most controversial ingredient. There is a communal ache for authenticity, for a way forward with good conscience. The Ethical Omnivore explores the solution: living with a conscience; asking the right questions of whomever sells you meat or of the labels you read; and learning how to respect the animal so much that you're willing to cook something other than chicken breast. This book traces how animals can be raised ethically and demonstrates some ways regenerative farmers are outstanding in how they care for their animals. It offers tried-and-tested recipes from the Feather and Bone community, from simple and easy weeknight meals to slow roasts for special occasions. And it shows all of us how to live with less impact on the animals and environment that support us. The Ethical Omnivore is a user-friendly recipe and handbook that will open your eyes to a better way to buy, cook and eat.
'To eat is to build upon our collective story. We use food to say, again and again, who we are.' Eating with My Mouth Openis food writing like you've never seen before: honest, bold, and exceptionally tasty. Sam van Zweden's personal and cultural exploration of food, memory, and hunger revels in body positivity, dissects wellness culture and all its flaws, and shares the joys of being part of a family of chefs. Celebrating food and all the bodies it nurtures,Eating with My Mouth Open considers the true meaning of nourishment within the broken food system we live in. Not holding back from difficult conversations about mental illness, weight, and wellbeing, Sam van Zweden advocates for body politics that are empowering, productive, and meaningful. 'This is writing as sustenance. The book's moments of deep insight and intimacy, all its quiet revolutions, are answerable – as is the case with the most enduring nonfiction – to two gods only: truth and nurture.' — Maria Tumarkin, author of Axiomatic 'Eating with My Mouth Open feels like being gifted the most glorious odd-box from the Farmers' Market: inside are delicious, unnamable fruits and shining vegetables. Van Zweden's writing is at once both nourishing and thorny, generous and eclectic, sumptuous and piquant. This book marks the arrival of a fresh voice in Australian nonfiction.' — Rebecca Giggs, author of Fathoms: The world in the whale 'Amazingly attuned to those tender points where food tangles with family, trauma, illness and mental wellbeing – Sam van Zweden describes everyday food moments with clarity and compassion in a way that made me fall in love with food all over again.' — Ruby Tandoh, author of Eat Up! 'In this excruciating time of bougie food-for-cultural-capital, of 'body-positive' rah-rah, of food-loving, body-shaming confusion, Sam van Zweden cuts through the bullshit, arguing that food is for love, and that if we love food, we must love the bodies that food nurtures. Van Zweden is a masterful caretaker of the bodies that have been left out.' — Ellena Savage, author of Blueberries 'Eating With my Mouth Open is a beautiful book: heartfelt, intelligent and full of love.' — Fiona Wright, author of The World Was Whole and Small Acts of Disappearance
The carnivore diet has emerged as an extremely compelling and scientifically validated strategy to drop excess body fat quickly, heal from assorted autoimmune, inflammatory, and leaky gut conditions, and dramatically elevate the nutrient density of your diet. While uncool naysayer dudes will dismiss the carnivore diet out of hand as crazy or even dangerous, these Cool Dudes will give you the straight scoop about the rationale for and benefits of eating sustainably-raised, nose-to-tail animal foods. This can be done with a strict protocol to address chronic ailments, or with a carnivore-ish strategy where certain less-offensive plant foods (e.g., fruit, dark chocolate, guacamole) are included in delicious recipes and snacks. This fun-loving but highly informative book will help you sort through the hype and misinformation about carnivore, and gain insights from some of the world's leading carnivore advocates like Dr. Paul Saladino and Dr. Shawn Baker. For example, with the intestinal microbiome widely regarded as the next frontier of health and medical science, you'll learn why a carnivore eating pattern can spark a dramatic reconstitution of gut bacteria and an improvement in damaged gut lining in only a few days. By restricting otherwise healthy plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, those with leaky gut or lectin sensitivity have experienced truly mind-blowing health improvements. What's more, the high satiety and easy compliance with carnivore can help you shed excess body fat quickly, without having to suffer from calorie restriction, extreme workouts and frequent backslides and burnout. The three Cool Dudes--Brad, Brian and William--health experts who walk their talk, enjoy life, perform magnificent athletic feats fueled by meat, and are nice to their wives and strangers alike, give you everything you need to succeed in this award-winning book. You'll learn the right way to implement a nose-to-tail carnivore eating strategy featuring a strategic variety of sustainably raised animal foods like grassfed meat, pastured eggs, wild-caught seafood, and the true superfoods of the planet: liver and other nutrient-dense organ meats. You'll also pick up some cool fitness and lifestyle tips to help support your dietary transition instead of compromise it. Forget the hassle and complexity of typical cookbook offerings and enjoy 97 delicious, quick and easy carnivore-friendly recipes. Isn't it about time for you to become a lean, mean, athletic, smart, happy, tan cool dude? This book will help you get there, and have fun along the way.
A celebration of a chef like no other. Join 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 bacon Ox tongue, carrots and caper sauce Duck fat toast Smoked cod’s roe, egg and potato cake Confit suckling pig shoulder and dandelion The Smithfield pickled cucumbers St. JOHN chutney Butterbean, rosemary and garlic wuzz Honey and bay rice pudding Featuring 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.
Jim Harrison, a literary maverick, is widely considered one of the great and iconic writers in contemporary American literature. This pioneering volume, an extensive and up-to-date illustrated guide to Harrison’s published works, is the first full-length catalog of a distinguished literary career spanning more than forty years. Longtime Harrison readers and collectors Gregg Orr and Beef Torrey have amassed a thorough list of the author’s wide-ranging work, annotated and arranged by genre to provide a full view of the breadth of Harrison’s accomplishment. This work contains more than sixteen hundred citations of writings by and about Harrison, including his fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, screenplays, criticism, and reviews; it also features photographs of his books, dust jackets, and broadsides. With a foreword by Harrison, penned especially for this seminal volume, and an introduction by writer and scholar Robert DeMott, this is the definitive bibliographical study of a major figure in late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century American letters.