October 2008

WAITROSE FOOD ILLUSTRATED: NATIONAL TRUST

WAITROSE FOOD ILLUSTRATED: NATIONAL TRUST   9 Oct 2008

Waitrose Food Illustrated this month features an interview with Fergus Henderson and a selection of recipes making the most of early Autumn's best offerings and a sensible approach to preparing the more neglected parts of the animal. You can pick up a copy of the magazine in store or click here to find selected highlights on the magazine's... more>

WEAR THE PICKLED WALNUT WITH PRIDE

WEAR THE PICKLED WALNUT WITH PRIDE   8 Oct 2008

We've added a new T-shirt to our online shop featuring Jason Lowe's image of one of Fergus's larder staples - the pickled walnut. This is a limited run printed in colour on 100% cotton Fruit of the Loom shirt and is only available in either L or XL. We hope to feature more images from Beyond Nose to Tail later in the year. To order this or any... more>

Vintage 2008 – First Impressions

Vintage 2008 – First Impressions   7 Oct 2008

Reports are coming into HG HQ from the four corners of France on the state of the 2008 harvest. It seems it will be another tricky vintage for most – though we are already hearing from the usual suspects that the “vintage was saved by a late warm spell”!!! We will be reporting back from the vineyards in due course.... more>

MANCHESTER FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL 2008

MANCHESTER FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL 2008   2 Oct 2008

Fergus Henderson will join local chef Robert Owen Brown at this autumn's Manchester Food and Drink Festival. Robert and Fergus will combine forces for one evening only on Friday 10th October 2008 preparing the best local, seasonal ingredients, serving a fantastic supper and signing books with a Q and A session to follow. Tickets for this one off... more>

September 2008

FROM TAIL TO NOSE at THE ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND.

FROM TAIL TO NOSE at THE ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND.   24 Sep 2008

Fergus Henderson will be spending the weekend of the 27th and 28th of September in Snape Maltings in Suffolk to participate in their annual celebration of food and drink. Fergus will be on stage on Saturday the 27th with Matthew Fort of The Guardian from 3.00 pm. Fergus will be guiding Matthew and the audience through preparing and cooking his... more>

SUNDAY LUNCH at St. JOHN

SUNDAY LUNCH at St. JOHN   22 Sep 2008

From 5th October 2008 the dining room and bar at St. John Smithfield will be open for Sunday lunch. The bar at St. John will open from midday for pre-prandial drinks with the dining room offering a full ala carte menu between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm and our bar menu running in tandem. The bar will remain open for post lunch drinks until 5.30 pm. Our... more>

FISHSTOCK THIS WEEKEND

FISHSTOCK THIS WEEKEND   9 Sep 2008

There are still tickets on sale for this weekend's celebration of all things piscine as Brixham prepares to host the Fishstock festival. Fergus Henderson will join Mitch Tonks, Mark Hix and Trevor Gulliver on Saturday afternoon on stage to cook, answer culinary and wine based questions and generally entertain festival goers. The festival will... more>

GIFTCARDS NOW ON SALE

GIFTCARDS NOW ON SALE   3 Sep 2008

We're now selling our new St. John Giftcard at both St. John and Bread and Wine. You can buy the prepaid card for any amount above £10.00 and each card comes with a rather smart St. John sleeve. Currently we can only sell the cards over the counter but online sales will launch in the coming weeks. Visit the Giftcard page on our websites for... more>

August 2008

FERGUS COOKS at the NIGHT MARKET

FERGUS COOKS at the NIGHT MARKET   20 Aug 2008

Covent Garden continues to run its hugely popular night markets through the summer and Fergus will be talking nose to tail and cooking at the market on Friday 29th August. Sourcing all his ingredients from the market Fergus, along with St. John head chef Chris Gillard, will prepare a few simple dishes celebrating the best of indigenous... more>

St. JOHN OPEN AGAIN

St. JOHN OPEN AGAIN   19 Aug 2008

We're happy to report we are open again in Smithfield following a summer of refurbishment works. There are still a few finishing touches at hand but otherwise our bar and dining room have reopened as normal. Bread and Wine is now closed for a few days whilst we install some new equipment in our basement kitchens but will be back to normal this... more>

June 2008

St. JOHN UNDER CONSTRUCTION

St. JOHN UNDER CONSTRUCTION   30 Jun 2008

So with Smithfield now closed and the refurbishment works underway a few items of information that may prove useful. Whilst St. John is closed we will not be processing online shop purchases until after Monday 18th August. For those of you that enjoy products from our Smithfield bread counter, we're afraid only Bread and Wine will be selling baked... more>

BITTER MEMORIES

BITTER MEMORIES   17 Jun 2008

Regular visitors to the bar at St. John and keen readers of both our books will know well of our affection for Fernet Branca; the Italian bitters and internationally renowned life saver. Fergus and his father recently visited the Fernet Branca factory in Milan, taking a small but select band of writers and food loving types with them among who was... more>

St. JOHN SUMMER REFURBISHMENT

St. JOHN SUMMER REFURBISHMENT   10 Jun 2008

St. John will close from the end of June for a much needed programme of refurbishment and maintenance. After fifteen years fairly intensive labour, our kitchen, bar, dining room and back of house areas need a little attention and a few upgrades and so over a six week period from June 27th, Smithfield will close until Monday 18th August 2008. St.... more>

ART CAR BOOT FAIR 2008 - THANK YOU ONE, THANK YOU ALL

ART CAR BOOT FAIR 2008 - THANK YOU ONE, THANK YOU ALL   9 Jun 2008

And so a grand day was had the Art Car Boot fair - here's our car boot to prove we entered fully in to the boot minded spirit of the day. A big thank you to James, Leon and Andrea who, for various reasons, dug us out of one or two holes throughout the day.... more>

NEW BOOKS FOR JUNE

NEW BOOKS FOR JUNE   4 Jun 2008

We've added two new books to our growing list of books for the discerning, or charitably minded cook. Nick Landers' compilation of recipes in aid of Shelter feature a pudding from Fergus and Rosie Sykes' Kitchen Revolution aims to minimise food waste in your kitchen - both admirable pursuits. Both books are available to buy now on the books p... more>

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