Trevor Gulliver

The Book of St John
  • The Book of St John

  • 'The Book of St John is too witty to be a manifesto, but it is a sturdy invocation of the need for comfort, generosity and ritual at the table. And it is a gurglingly delightful compendium of - quite simply - delicious ideas and stories' Nigella Lawson

    'An unutterable joy from the team behind one of the most influential and important restaurants in Britain ... This is much more than a book of recipes, though (glorious as they are). It’s also about the importance of the table, of feasting, of friendship, of the white cloth napkin on your knee. And it sings of simple but wonderful pleasures: a bacon sandwich and a glass of cider, a doughnut and a glass of champagne.’
    Diana Henry, The Telegraph

    'The Book of St. JOHN, part food gospel, part memoir, part recipe book.'
    Observer Food Monthly

    Join the inimitable Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver as they welcome you into their world-famous restaurant, inviting you to celebrate 25 years of unforgettable, innovative food.

    Established in 1994, St. JOHN has become renowned for its simplicity, its respect for quality ingredients and for being a pioneer in zero waste cooking – they strive to use every part of an ingredient, from leftover stale bread for puddings, bones for broths and stocks, to typically unused parts of the animal (such as the tongue) being made the hero of a dish.

    Recipes include:

    Braised rabbit, mustard and bacon
    Ox tongue, carrots and caper sauce
    Duck fat toast
    Smoked cod’s roe, egg and potato cake
    Confit suckling pig shoulder and dandelion
    The Smithfield pickled cucumbers
    St. JOHN chutney
    Butterbean, rosemary and garlic wuzz
    Honey and bay rice pudding

    Featuring all the best-loved seminal recipes as well as comprehensive menus and wine recommendations, Fergus and Trevor will take a look back at the ethos and working practices of a food dynasty that has inspired a generation of chefs and home cooks.

Fergus Henderson (Author) Fergus Henderson MBE co-founded St. JOHN in 1994 with Trevor Gulliver, following on from the Henderson’s cult French House in Soho. The original St. JOHN Smithfield quickly earned a reputation for its concise and innovative menu and became a must-visit destination on the London restaurant scene. Fergus is known for his promotion of nose to tail eating. St. JOHN now have two more restaurants in London – Bread and Wine on Commercial Street and the Neal’s Yard Bakery. Trevor Gulliver (Author) Trevor Gulliver opened St. JOHN in Smithfield with Fergus Henderson in 1994. The original St. JOHN Smithfield quickly earned a reputation for its concise and innovative menu and became a must-visit destination on the London restaurant scene. St. JOHN now have two more restaurants in London – Bread and Wine on Commercial Street and the Neal’s Yard Bakery.