Why You’ll Find London’s Best Persian Indian Food in a Cake Shop Basement
Chef Farokh Talati’s day job is at legendary nose-to-tail restaurant St. John, but every month or so he takes over a Soho patisserie to cook the food of his Parsi heritage.
The Welsh Were the Original Nose-to-Tail Eaters
The Welsh have been eating from a nose-to-tail standpoint since year dot. Finances dictated that they had to, it was as simple as that. One beast had to last you most of the week.
How to Make French Toast Pizza, Which Tastes as Brilliant as It Sounds
This dish was actually conceived by one of England’s most respected chefs, Lee Tiernan of St. John and St. John Bread & Wine fame—possibly during a notably wretched hangover.
When My Lung Collapsed, Being a Bartender Saved My Life
One day my lung was there, the next day it was gone—replaced by a sad, deflated balloon.
Fergus Henderson and Three Veteran St. John Chefs Cooked the Ultimate Nose-to-Tail Dinner
Tim Siadatan, Jon Rotheram, and Robbin Holmgren all started out at St. John, Henderson’s legendary London restaurant group. But when preparing a special dinner together on the hottest day of the year, would too many cooks spoil the broth?
This Reclusive Sea Urchin Diver Throws a Great Dinner Party
Roddie Sloane lives in Norway, harvesting sea urchins and clams by hand for some of the world’s best chefs. I went along to his recent Midsummer dinner, held at St. John Maltby in London.
How Margot Henderson Learned to Love 'Plain' British Food
British food’s plainness is its brilliance. Food that has a giving unctuousness, food that is cooked with love and also gives love—massaging you from the inside out.
How Pickled Herring and Danish Schnapps Have Impacted Fergus Henderson's Approach to Food
Back when I was studying to be an architect, I worked in Copenhagen for a couple of months for a designer who used to send me out on bizarre missions. On one particular mission, I opted for a lunch that changed the way that I think about food, and...
What Happens When You Make Dinner with Fergus Henderson and a 47-Year-Old French Cookbook
London boozer-cum-restaurant The Marksman recently hosted a dinner with iconic St. John founder Fergus Henderson, using his favourite French cookbook—Ma Gastronomie—as inspiration.
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.
The Only Way to Cure Your Halloween Hangover Is with More Booze
Take some advice from Fergus Henderson, nonpareil chef and owner of St John in London, and cure your hangover with a hair-curling cocktail.
You Don’t Have to Be Drunk to Eat These Kebabs
With the help of Tartine Bakery’s flatbread recipe and a spice mix from Mission Chinese, St. John alumnus Lee Tiernan’s new London restaurant is reimagining the Turkish staple (and guilty drunk food.)