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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cut (Or Two) Above The Rest
'The Complete Nose To Tail : A Kind Of British Cooking' stitches
together Fergus Henderson's two previous tomes ('Nose To Tail Eating :
A Kind Of British Cooking - 2004 and 'Beyond Nose To Tail : A Kind Of
British Cooking : Part II' - 2007, into one heavyweight compilation.

Mr Henderson's celebrated London restaurant St John has been a high...
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1 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why would you buy this book?
A good question indeed, why buy this book;

1) You have no intention of trying the recipes.
2) You're the pretentious type that seeks to impress.
3) By its cover?
4) 'Cos you like looking at the pictures.
5) Because it's fun to have something useless laying around?
6) Because you can't make a baked potato (I'm serious)
7) Because...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cut (Or Two) Above The Rest, 16 Jun 2013
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This review is from: The Complete Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking (Hardcover)
'The Complete Nose To Tail : A Kind Of British Cooking' stitches
together Fergus Henderson's two previous tomes ('Nose To Tail Eating :
A Kind Of British Cooking - 2004 and 'Beyond Nose To Tail : A Kind Of
British Cooking : Part II' - 2007, into one heavyweight compilation.

Mr Henderson's celebrated London restaurant St John has been a high
temple of gastronomy to well-heeled carnivores since it opened in 1994.
He works magic with the kind of cuts which would have been thrown away
or sold for next to nothing by butchers twenty years ago (except for
those parts which they secretly and lovingly kept for themselves).
This is buccaneer cuisine; not for the squeamish or weak spirited but
for those with a sense of adventure and a love of simplicity these
dishes may well find a way into your heart (or liver, or kidneys etc).

Together with baker and pastry chef Justin Piers Gellatly much fun has
clearly been had putting this collection together. As you might expect,
iconic dishes such as 'Roast Bone Marrow and Parsley Salad' nudge elbows
with reductive classics like 'Ham In Hay' and 'Pheasant and Pig's Trotter
Pie With Suet Crust', plus nursery puddings to die for : Hurrah for 'Treacle
Tart', 'Queen Of Puddings' and 'Steamed Lemon and Vanilla Syrup Sponge'!

There's a recipe for 'Braised Squirrel' here too should you wish to have a go.

Jason Lowe's photographs capture the spirit of the enterprise wonderfully well.
The grub looks mouth-wateringly good and there are some terrifically macabre
shots of the kitchen crew playing with their food (literally!); perhaps most
striking among them a curiously touching image of a young woman in her blue
and white striped apron tenderly cradling the carcass of a young (I think)
goat in her arms like a latter day Renaissance pieta. Beautifully creepy stuff!

Sadly Mr Henderson is no longer able to turn in a long day at the stove due
to his long and brave struggle with the ravages of Parkinson's Disease but
this splendid volume will forever stand as a testimony to his unique vision.

Highly Recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The way we used to use all of the animal, 28 Dec 2012
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This book deals with the entire animal so you'll need to locate a proper old fashioned butcher to source some of the ingredients, but it is really worth the time and effort. Proper cooking with no waste and fabulous taste.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A differnt kind of a cook book, 7 Dec 2012
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I was looking for a different kind of a faux-paleo cook book.

And I found it. Good simple recipes with ingredients my grandparents used, not fancy exotic stuff nobody knows how to get.
Offal recipes blow you away.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The complete nose to tail, 9 Nov 2012
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Superb book, great recipes, stunning food, an absolute must have for any keen cook, real British cooking, proper ingredients, can't praise it enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not only for pork but also other less fashionable foods, 8 July 2013
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The trotter gear is excellent and hasn't failed to please. So refreshing to find a book that gives delicious recipes for the cheaper and less fashionable cuts
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5.0 out of 5 stars Present, 7 Jun 2013
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Bought this for my boss for a present. He is soo keen on his cooking and loved this book. Would recommend to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning book, 17 Mar 2013
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Not yet put much of it to test but a beautifully presented book offering great inspiration to preparing all aspects of a pig!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Present....., 28 Dec 2012
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Bought this as present for faddy foodie designer son.... He loved it some of the recipes are not for the faint hearted( as the title suggests....... But all are do able and Furgus Henderson a very accomplished cook.....
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, quick delivery, 2 Jan 2013
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This arrived promptly and is a great book at a great price. Lots of fab recipies and I'd recommend it as a staple kitchen book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars complete nose to tailk, 1 Jan 2013
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I bought this for my son for Christmas and he was delighted with it, it is a very impressive book with good illustrations and arrived promptly
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