'Fergus Henderson' on Serious Eats

Bake the Book: The Complete Nose to Tail

The Complete Nose to Tail contains a surprising amount of dessert, though when it comes to Fergus Henderson, nothing should surprise you. There is liberal use of beef suet in the pastry, and plenty of variations on chocolate and cream. Wrinkle your nose if you must, but not without preparing some of these remarkably simple recipes. More

FergusStock 2011: Fergus Henderson at The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory

For the fourth year in a row, Chef Fergus Henderson of London's St. John Restaurant is teaming up with April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman to bring New Yorkers a taste of his wares. Though people around the world have been eating offal since the dawn of meat eaters, Henderson's St. John is arguably the archetype for the current nose-to-tail dining movement and has done a great deal to advance the popularity of British food around the world. There probably wouldn't be a Spotted Pig without a St. John. The two restaurants also happen to be two of my favorite in the world. Get both chefs under one roof, and good things can happen. More

The Nasty Bits: Pig's Foot

A pig's foot is so well-composed. Think about all those little bones in the foot, all that cartilage, all those tendons and all that meat bundled up in skin. I think of each foot as curated package of pig, an indispensable tool in the cook's arsenal. In fact, I wrap my trotters individually in plastic wrap to keep in my freezer. That way, I'm never more than a pig's foot away from the perfect soup or stew. A pig's foot is so well-composed. Think about all those little bones in the foot and all that cartilage in the joints. Not to mention the tendons and the meat, and everything bundled up in skin. I think of each foot as curated package of pig, an indispensable tool in the cook's arsenal. In fact, I wrap my trotters individually in plastic wrap to keep in my freezer. That way, I'm never more than a pig's foot away from the perfect soup or stew. More

FergusStock at The Breslin

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] For nasty bits lovers, eating a meal designed by Fergus Henderson is just about as thrilling as it gets. Henderson, chef and author of the cult classic The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating, is renowned... More

Over on 'Nose to Tail Dining': Ask Fergus

Ryan S. Adams, who's been cooking and blogging his way through Fergus Henderson's Nose to Tail Eating on Nose to Tail at Home, has scored quite a coup. Adams has an interview lined up with the man himself. But instead of hogging all the Q&A time with Henderson, Adams is letting his readers come up with half the questions. Head on over and suggest one.... More

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