Margot Henderson

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  • Your Hot Cross Buns Will Taste Better with Chili

    Hot cross buns work with chili because it accentuates all of the spices. With the first mouthful, you think, “That’s not super potent” but by the time you’ve eaten the whole bun, all of those flavours have built up.

  • Fergus Henderson Has Perfected the Art of All-Day Drinking

    St. John founder and cheffing legend Fergus Henderson has a carefully honed drinking regime, starting with a morning Fernet Branca and ending with an “uplifting” gin and tonic.

  • These Photos of Chefs’ Burned Hands Are the Anti-Food Porn

    One London-based photographer has taken portraits of the burned and scarred hands of fifty London chefs like James Lowe and Margot and Fergus Henderson. Feast your eyes on the war wounds behind that brunch you just Instagrammed.

  • The Sign of a Good Restaurant Involves You Falling off Your Seat

    I once broke a glass table in the Paris Bar in Berlin. At the time, I screwed a high chair in next to the table for my baby and then, crack, it broke. A total nightmare, but the staff were really kind and didn’t make a fuss. That’s the first sign of a...

  • Karaoke and Quail Is a Recipe for the Police

    My teenage son was arrested at four AM the other night. I was going to stay at home and cook quail and lentils for everyone, but none of the kids were around so I wound up going out with my husband, Fergus, only to return to my house packed with...

  • Christmas Has a Dark Side

    Christmas is the only holiday that excuses professional chefs from their restaurant kitchens to take time off, relax, and revel in cheerful celebrations with friends and family. But for chefs, Christmas can also have a dark side.